Galaxy Forums 2016

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Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2016 — Kamuela

Wednesday 9 November @ Anna Ranch, Kamuela Hawaii, USA

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Background:

Galaxy Forum is the primary education and outreach initiative of ILOA, it is an architecture designed to advance 21st Century science, education, enterprise and development around the world.

Galaxy Forums are public events specifically geared towards high school teachers, educators, astronomers of all kinds, students and the general public. Presentations are provided by experts in the fields of astrophysics / galaxy research, space exploration and STEM education, as well as related aspects of culture and traditional knowledge. Interactive panel discussions allow for community participation and integration of local perspectives.

Astronomy Benefits Hawaii — Steve Durst, ILOA / SPC 

Stats:

  • More than 70 Galaxy Forums, with over 300 presentations to date.
  • Held in 26 locations worldwide including Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York.
  • Started with Galaxy Forum USA, July 4, 2008 in Silicon Valley, California.

International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to expand human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon and to participate in internationally cooperative lunar base build-out, with Aloha – the spirit of Hawaii.

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Galaxy Forum Scarsdale High School — New York

Friday 23 September @ The Little Theater, Scarsdale Public High School,

Galaxy Forum SHS 2016 was a great success with over 200 attendees. The program comprised a feature presentation by Dr. Bob Richards of International Space University and Moon Express with introductions by Steve Durst of Space Age Publishing Company, SHS Distinguished Alumni Class of 1961.

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“The health of our home planet and the survival of our species will only be secured through the use of space resources and the expansion of Earth’s economic sphere to the Moon and beyond. Creating an off-Earth economy and multi-planet civilization will safeguard the long term prospects of humanity.” Bob Richards

 

Profile (via robertdrichards.com): Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards is a space entrepreneur and futurist. He is a Co-Founder of the International Space University, Singularity University, SEDS, the Space Generation Foundation and Moon Express, Inc. a lunar resources company competing in the $30M Google Lunar X PRIZE, where he currently serves as President and CEO. Bob chairs the space commerce committee of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and is a member of the International Institute of Space Law. As Director of the Optech Space Division from 2002-2009, Bob led the company’s technology into orbit in 2004 and to the surface of Mars in 2007 aboard the NASA Phoenix Lander, making the first discovery of falling Martian snow. Bob studied aerospace and industrial engineering at Ryerson University; physics and astronomy at the University of Toronto; and space science at Cornell University where he became special assistant to Carl Sagan. Bob is an evangelist of the “NewSpace” movement and has been a catalyst for a number of commercial space ventures. He is the recipient of the K.E. Tsiolkovski Medal (Russia, 1995), the Space Frontier “Vision to Reality” Award (USA , 1994), the Arthur C. Clarke Commendation (Sri Lanka, 1990) and Aviation & Space Technology Laurel (USA, 1988). He is a contributing author of “Blueprint for Space” (Smithsonian Institution 1992); “Return to the Moon” (Apogee Books 2005) and “The Farthest Shore” (ISU Press 2009). In 2005 Bob received a Doctorate of Space Achievement (honoris causa) from the International Space University for “distinguished accomplishments in support of humanity’s exploration and use of space.”

 

Sixth Annual Galaxy Forum at SHS

Link: http://scarsdale10583.com/about-joomla/entertainment/5715-sixth-annual-galaxy-forum-at-shs

Background:

Galaxy Forum is the primary education and outreach initiative of ILOA, it is an architecture designed to advance 21st Century science, education, enterprise and development around the world.

Galaxy Forums are public events specifically geared towards high school teachers, educators, astronomers of all kinds, students and the general public. Presentations are provided by experts in the fields of astrophysics / galaxy research, space exploration and STEM education, as well as related aspects of culture and traditional knowledge. Interactive panel discussions allow for community participation and integration of local perspectives.

Stats:

  • Over 70 Galaxy Forums, with a total of about 300 presentations to date.
  • Held in 26 locations worldwide including Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York.
  • Started with Galaxy Forum USA, July 4, 2008 in Silicon Valley, California.

International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to expand human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon and to participate in internationally cooperative lunar base build-out, with Aloha – the spirit of Hawai`i.

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Galaxy Forum Kansas — Hutchinson

Saturday 13 August (1-3pm) @ Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

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Galaxy Forum Kansas is a collaboration between Space Age Publishing Company, the Ad Astra Kansas Foundation and International Lunar Observatory Association. Ad Astra Kansas is an information resource focusing on high-tech and space research, as well as an affiliate of the Kansas Space Grant Consortium since 2003. It was founded in 2001 with the Mission of Advancing the Kansas State Motto for the benefit of Kansas, America and the World.

Via AAK:

The Kepler Space Telescope’s discovery this spring of 1284 more exoplanets exploded the tally of its finds since its launching in 2009 to over 2000.

Sharing with us her expertise and that of her colleagues on this bonanza of scientific discovery at the upcoming Galaxy Forum will be Kansas native Dr. Penny Warren. Warren has worked on Kepler as a Principle Engineer for Ball Aerospace & Technologies, Corp., the Colorado aerospace company that built the Kepler instrument and spacecraft for NASA.

The Ad Astra Kansas Galaxy Forum will be held August 13 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, from 1-3 p.m. Also on the line-up is a presentation by the Kansas Astronomical Observers about the highly anticipated reopening of the Lake Afton Observatory near Wichita. Additional speakers TBA soon.

This educational event is free, geared towards teachers, students and the interested public.

Warren is currently the Area Manager for Ball’s Detector Engineering group, which de-signed, built, and tested the focal plane array in the Kepler photometer. She also is a technical contributor for Ball’s electro-optical instruments.

A Winfield native, Warren earned a B.S. degree from K-State in physics in 1987, and additional MS and PH.D degrees Purdue University. She joined Ball in 2002.

Kepler: A Search for Habitable Planets — Penny Warren, Ball Aerospace & Technologies, Corp.

Also featuring these additional presentations:

Planetary Voyages 2016: NASA at Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto — Caleb Gimar, Cosmosphere space science educator

Out of Darkness — Into Light — Fred Gassert, Chairman, Lake Afton Observatory

Space Academy for Educators — Jeanette Bosch, Honeywell Educators Space Academy 2016 attendee

Background:

Galaxy Forum is the primary education and outreach initiative of ILOA, it is an architecture designed to advance 21st Century science, education, enterprise and development around the world.

Galaxy Forums are public events specifically geared towards high school teachers, educators, astronomers of all kinds, students and the general public. Presentations are provided by experts in the fields of astrophysics / galaxy research, space exploration and STEM education, as well as related aspects of culture and traditional knowledge. Interactive panel discussions allow for community participation and integration of local perspectives.

Stats:

  • Almost 70 Galaxy Forums, with a total of about 300 presentations to date.
  • Held in 26 locations worldwide including Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York.
  • Started with Galaxy Forum USA, July 4, 2008 in Silicon Valley, California.

International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to expand human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon and to participate in internationally cooperative lunar base build-out, with Aloha – the spirit of Hawai`i.

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Galaxy Forum USA 2016 — Silicon Valley

Saturday 2 July (9:30 am – 11:30 am) @ The Delegate Room, Embassy Suites Hotel in Santa Clara

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Program Materials:

2017 USA Space Program and Apollo at 50 — Bruce Pittman, Chief Systems Engineer, NASA Space Portal, NASA Ames

Jupiter: to Celebrate Juno at Jupiter — Professor Imke de Pater, Astronomy Department, UC Berkeley

Space Age Publishing Company: 40 Years and Beyond — Steve Durst, SPC / ILOA

This Galaxy Forum launches the 4th of July Weekend with an energetic and uplifting program:

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Background:

Galaxy Forum is the primary education and outreach initiative of ILOA, it is an architecture designed to advance 21st Century science, education, enterprise and development around the world.

Galaxy Forums are public events specifically geared towards high school teachers, educators, astronomers of all kinds, students and the general public. Presentations are provided by experts in the fields of astrophysics / galaxy research, space exploration and STEM education, as well as related aspects of culture and traditional knowledge. Interactive panel discussions allow for community participation and integration of local perspectives.

Stats:

  • Almost 70 Galaxy Forums, with a total of about 300 presentations to date.
  • Held in 26 locations worldwide including Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York.
  • Started with Galaxy Forum USA, July 4, 2008 in Silicon Valley, California.

International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to expand human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon and to participate in internationally cooperative lunar base build-out, with Aloha – the spirit of Hawai`i.

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Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2016 — Malaysia

Saturday 27 February (09:00-12:30) @ Space Science Centre, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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The 1st Galaxy Forum in Malaysia is being held in cooperation with the Space Science Centre at the National University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. The event will be held in Dewan Kuliah Tun Abdullah Mohd Salleh Hall. ANGKASA was founded as a multidisciplinary research institute conducting teaching at postgraduate level and research in the field of;

  • Space Science: Astronomy, astrophysics, astrobiology, space chemistry, geology and meteorology of the planet
  • Space Technology: Design and installation of systems for communication, control and drive for rocket and spacecraft
  • Space Technology Applications: Covering meteorologists field, environmental management, disaster management and land use
  • Space Governance: Space law and international relations associated with the exploration and use of space

Galaxy Forum is the primary education and outreach initiative of the International Lunar Observatory Association, an architecture designed to advance 21st Century science, education, enterprise and development.

Galaxy Forums are public events specifically geared towards high school teachers, educators, astronomers of all kinds, students and the general public. Presentations are provided by experts in the fields of astrophysics / galaxy research, space exploration and STEM education, as well as related aspects of culture and traditional knowledge. Interactive panel discussions allow for community participation and integration of local perspectives.

Sixty-five Galaxy Forums with a total of almost 300 presentations have been held in 26 locations worldwide (since Galaxy Forum USA, July 4, 2008) including Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York.

Provisional Program:

Topic / Details Presenter, Affiliation
Intro
Welcome
UKM Space Science Prof Mardina Abdullah, UKM
Malaysian Astronomy and Aspirations Mhd. Fairos Asillam, National Space Agency (AAN)
ILOA 21st Century Education Exploration and Enterprise Steve Durst, ILOA / Space Age Publishing Co.
ILOA Southeast Asia Partnership Dr. Dave Lommen, ILOA SEA Advisory Committee / Hwa Chong Institution
— Break —
Indonesia Astronomy
Dr Hakim Malasan
TBD (Human Spaceflight, Malaysian Astronaut Foundation) Astronaut Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor
International / Regional UN, ASEAN, SEAAN, APEC
International / Regional Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, etc
Panel Discussion: Building SEA Regional Cooperation on Space Exploration and Development

Resources:

UKM Space Science / Prof Mardina Abdullah, UKM

Malaysian Astronomy and Aspirations / Mhd. Fairos Asillam, National Space Agency (AAN)

ILOA 21st Century Education Exploration and Enterprise / Steve Durst, ILOA / Space Age Publishing Co.

ILOA Southeast Asia Partnership / Dr. Dave Lommen, ILOA SEA Advisory Committee / Hwa Chong Institution

Indonesia Astronomy / Dr Hakim Malasan

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Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2016 — Indonesia

Wednesday 24 February (9:00-15:00) @ SkyWorld Indonesia, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), Jakarta, Indonesia

 

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ILOA is very pleased to have cooperation and participation in organizing this Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia of Among Putro SKYWORLD Indonesia, which is a private space/aerospace, astronomy and related science/technology educational and recreational institution located on a national semi-governmental cultural conservation, education and recreational park called “Taman Mini Indonesia Indah” (Wonderful Indonesian Miniature Park) in the city of Jakarta.

Galaxy Forum is the primary education and outreach initiative of the International Lunar Observatory Association, an architecture designed to advance 21st Century science, education, enterprise and development.

Galaxy Forums are public events specifically geared towards high school teachers, educators, astronomers of all kinds, students and the general public. Presentations are provided by experts in the fields of astrophysics / galaxy research, space exploration and STEM education, as well as related aspects of culture and traditional knowledge. Interactive panel discussions allow for community participation and integration of local perspectives.

Sixty-five Galaxy Forums with a total of almost 300 presentations have been held in 26 locations worldwide (since Galaxy Forum USA, July 4, 2008) including Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York.

Provisional Program:

Time Topic / Details Presenter, Affiliation
8:30 Registrations
9:00 Opening Master of Ceremonies
9:05 Welcome Address Ir. Arry Buchori Darmansyah, MM

President Director of PT. Rekreasindo Global Utama

9:20 Opening Address Director of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)
9:35 ILOA Galaxy 21st Century Education, Exploration and Enterprise, and the Southeast Asia POP Steve Durst, ILOA
10:05 — Break —
11:30 Indonesia Space Activities and Ambitions Prof. Thomas Djamaluddin, LAPAN
12:00 — Lunch Break —
13:00 NARIT and SEAAN Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, NARIT
13:30 Panel Discussion: Building SEA Regional Cooperation on Space Exploration and Development
14:15 Conclusions
14:30 Network
15:00 End

Resources:

ILOA Galaxy 21st Century Education, Exploration and Enterprise, and the Southeast Asia POP / Steve Durst, ILOA

Indonesia Space Activities and Ambitions / Prof. Thomas Djamaluddin, LAPAN

NARIT and SEAAN / Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, NARIT

Possible Utilization of ILO-1 for Students / Dr. Chatief Kunjaya

 

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Galaxy Forum Japan 2016 — Tokyo

Saturday 20 February (10:00-16:00) @ NAOJ Mitaka Campus, Tokyo, Japan

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The theme of Galaxy Forum Japan this year is 21st Century Frontiers of Astronomy and Observation. The event will be held at the NAOJ Large Seminar Room and 4D2U Dome Theater. Seating is on a first come first serve basis (limited to 80 participants). Most of the presentations and discussion will be in Japanese. Here is a link to a local website devoted to the event (http://moonstation.jp/ja/events/Galaxy_Forum/).

Provisional Program:

Time Topic Presenter, Affiliation
10:00 Intro
10:10 International Lunar Observatory Association: Astronomy from the Moon Steve Durst, ILOA
10:30 Space Architecture Misuzu Onuki
10:40 TBD (Human Perspectives of Galaxy, Space Exploration Naoko Yamazaki
11:20 4D2U Dome Theater Excursion “Mitaka software” to explore the Universe
12:20 Lunch
13:20 Astronomy from Chile Masaaki Hiramatsu, NAOJ
13:40 Lunar Exploration of the Next Generation Tatsuaki Hashimoto, JAXA
14:00 Panel Discussion – Advancing Galacticity in 21st Century Education: Bringing Galaxy (or galaxies) to the Classroom Moderated by Kumiko Usuda-Sato with support from Junya Terazono.
15:00 Break
15:05 TBD (Galaxy Education) Kumiko Usuda-Sato, NAOJ
15:25 Optical/IR Astronomy TBD, NAOJ
15:45 Conclusions
16:00 Adjourn

Resources:

International Lunar Observatory Association: Astronomy from the Moon / Steve Durst, ILOA

Space Architecture / Misuzu Onuki

Astronomy from Chile / Masaaki Hiramatsu, NAOJ

Subaru Telescope and Very Large Telescope to visualize the mystery of the universe, TMT / Tomonori Usuda,NAOJ

 

パネルディスカッション

Panel Discussion at the Galaxy Forum on February 20, 2016

(1)各パネリストによるイントロダクション

Introduction by each panelist

(1.1) 臼田-佐藤 功美子(国立天文台)/ Kumiko Usuda-Sato (NAOJ)

15年間ハワイ島に住み、地元に根ざした天文学教育普及活動を行った

E/PO activities for the local community on the Big Island of Hawai‘i for 15 years

  • オニヅカ・サイエンス・デーなどでの天の川銀河の模型工作 / “Make your own Milky Way model” activities at Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day etc.
  • 出前授業・講演300回程度(preschool, kindergartenを含む)/ Classroom visits (including preschools and kindergartens) and presentations for the local community about 300 times
  • ハワイ島ギャラクシーフォーラムで数回基調講演 / gave keynote talks at Galaxy Forums on the Big Island of Hawai‘i
  • ハワイ島には、カールセーガンと一緒に仕事をしていたアーティスト、ジョン・ロンバーグ 芸術家 Galaxy Garden ←中性水素原子線 (HI) の電波データをもとに、直径30mの天の川銀河模型を植物などで製作 / Jon Lomberg, a space artist, developed the Galaxy Garden: a 30-m Milky Way model with plants and flowers. His model is based on observational data of atomic hydrogen

私達の銀河は上から誰も見たことがない/ Nobody can see the top view of our own galaxy

→天文学者はどのようにその地図を描けるのか?/ How can astronomers draw a map of our own galaxy?

  • 今描かれている地図の原型となった論文は1976年 / The very first, original map was shown at the paper in 1976 with star forming regions (HII regions)
  • 臼田-佐藤の銀河模型工作では、このデータを使用 / Kumiko uses this data for her milky way model
  • 模型を作りながら、どのように銀河円盤の中から銀河の地図を描くのかを学べる / Students can learn how to draw a map of our own galaxy from the inside when they make their own Milky Way models
人のものの見方を教えるのが銀河である。/ People can learn how to observe/understand things in nature through the Milky Way Galaxy

 

(1.2) 松本直記(慶應義塾高等学校)/ Naoki Matsumoto (Keio Senior High School)

高校の教育カリキュラム(理数教科)について / About a math-science curriculum at Japanese high schools

昔は冥王星まで(中学)。今は銀河まで。/ At a Junior high school: students previously learned about the Solar System (Sun-Pluto). Today they also learn about galaxies.

高校 基礎(物化生地) or 「科学と人間生活」/ At a high school: students select either basic science (physics, chemistry, life science, and earth science) or “Science and human lives”

地学はたった8%(昔)。今の地学基礎は28% / In the previous curriculum only 8% of students selected earth science. Today 28% of students select basic earth science

宇宙の構成・惑星としての地球 / In earth science students learn structure of the Universe and Earth as a planet

20年前(つまり、ごく最近)の話が入るのが地学の特徴

進化する科学の姿を目の当たりにできる

In other subjects (such as physics and chemistry) students learn only fundamental, old facts. On the other hands, in earth science student can learn the latest facts and discoveries (in these 20 years). By learning earth science, students can experience the evolution of scientific studies.

・多岐にわたりすぎて「目次学習」に / The challenging thing of earth science is that there are too many topics to learn, and students concentrate in memorizing the facts.

・因果関係の理解…どうしてそれがわかったのか? / Teachers should teach how scientists made this conclusion/this discovery, not just let students memorize the facts.

例えば、1AUが1.5億キロであるということがなぜわかったのか?/ for example, how did scientists measure the distance of 1 au (astronomical unit), that is, distance between Earth and the Sun?

最近、論理的に考えられない大学生が増えている(という印象を(私が))受ける。このような学生の増加には、因果関係の理解が不足していることが一因としてあるのではないか?/ Today less college students can think logically (Naokiʻs impression). This fact/impression is due to a lack of understanding of cause-and-effect logic.

 

(1.3) 山崎直子(宇宙飛行士)/ Naoko Yamazaki (Astronaut)

Soratopi 2016 (YACの宇宙ガイドブック) / A guidebook developed by YAC (Young Astronauts Club – Japan)

YAC=ボーイスカウトの宇宙版 / YAC is a kind of a space version of the boy scout.

YACは教材作りに力を入れている。/ YAC spends their efforts to develop teaching resources.

先生に宇宙を知ってもらう / YAC sends information of the Universe to schools teachers.

宇宙教育リーダーセミナー / Seminars for the leaders of space education

Utilization of ISS for education

Try 0G実験 / Experiments of “Try zero gravity”

公募テーマを実際に宇宙飛行士が実践してやってみる / Astronauts do the experiments inside the ISS proposed from the public including other Asian countries

ふたば未来学園 / Futaba Mirai Gakuen High School in Fukushima Prefecture

  どうすれば宇宙好きの先生を増やせるか?

/ How to increase teachers who are curious about the outer space?

JAXAでは宇宙教育リーダーセミナーを定期的に開催

/ JAXA holds Space Education Leaders Seminar periodically

NASAでは宇宙飛行士に教師枠がある

/ NASA has an Educator Astronaut program to inspire young generations

 

課外学習、総合学習 / afterschool programs, integrated learning

(2)ディスカッションDiscussion by panelists

天文学は受動的な学問

→天文学者はみえないものをみるトレーニングを受けている

Astronomy is a passive scientific field (astronomers only can detect lights and signals from space)

–> Astronomers are trained to SEE invisible things.

背景に触れる Touch the background

自分感覚からスタートする Use his/her own senses

銀河は肉眼ではみえない=手近からスタートできない

見せてあげると盛り上がる

Galaxies/Our Galaxy cannot be seen with our naked eyes, so people are not familiar with galaxies.

People are happy and can understand if they can see a visible model/image.

規模がでかすぎる →日常との乖離

A galaxy is extremely large compared to things in our daily lives.

YACは科学館を拠点としている→地域との連携

YAC is collaborating each local community: YAC’s workplace is a science museum of each city/town.

1986年のスペースシャトル、チャレンジャーには、クリスタ・マコーリフ氏という宇宙教師が乗っていた。

At the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster in 1986, space teacher Christa McAuliffe died.

ハワイでは、同じくチャレンジャー事故亡くなった宇宙飛行士、エリソン・オニヅカ氏の遺志をつごうと(オニヅカ・レガシーを持続させようと)オニヅカ・サイエンス・デーなど教育プログラムを続けている。

Ellison Onizuka, an astronaut from Hawai‘i also died. In Hawai‘i his family and friends keep “Onizuka Legacy” and hold annual Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day. This year is the 30th anniversary since Challenger’s tragedy.

スペースシャトルの事故を経て、2003年に教師枠復活。バーバラ・モーガンが乗組員に選ばれた。

After Challenger’s tragedy, in 2003 Barbara Morgan, an educator astronaut, was selected as a crew of the Space Shuttle.

(3)質疑応答Question-and-answer session

  • 橋本樹明さん Tatuaki Hashimoto (JAXA)

宇宙は地学なのか? Should astronomy and space science be included in earth science?

因果関係をきちんと理解するには、物理を学ぶこと必須

しかし、高1レベルで行うのは難しい…

To understand cause-and-effect logic, students should learn physics. However, it is difficult for 10th grade students to do it.

(橋本さんの意見に対して、松本直記さんより)From Naoki Matsumoto

橋本さんのご意見はもっともだが、橋本さんがおっしゃる高いレベルでの専門家育成と、市民の教養熟成を切り分けて考えるべきでは。市民レベルでは、「生活のことを科学を使って知る」という観点が大切。

Hasimoto-sanʻs point of view makes sense. On the other hand, we should distinguish skill development for experts-to-be from cultural accomplishment/ lifelong learning for general citizens. At citizen levels we should talk about science in our daily lives.

  • 矢治健太郎さん Kentaro Yaji (NAOJ)

南極越冬隊に教員が行った例がある

Related to a teacher in space, a school teacher has been to Antarctica as a clue of a wintering team.

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Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2016 — Kona

Saturday 23 January (10:00am to Noon) @ Astronaut Ellison S Onizuka Space Center

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The theme of the 1st Galaxy Forum of 2016 is “Astronomy from the Moon”. Galaxy Forums are public events specifically geared towards high school teachers, educators, astronomers of all kinds, students and the general public.

Program:

Hawai`i State Endorsement for Astronomy From The Moon: ILOA Galacticity

steve CM cropSteve Durst, ILOA

 

Galaxy Garden, New Horizons Message, Galactic Year 2016, Other Updates

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Ellison and his Legacy

onizuka center customNancy Tashima, Onizuka Space Center

Background:

Galaxy Forum is the primary education and outreach initiative of ILOA, it is an architecture designed to advance 21st Century science, education, enterprise and development around the world.

Galaxy Forums are public events specifically geared towards high school teachers, educators, astronomers of all kinds, students and the general public. Presentations are provided by experts in the fields of astrophysics / galaxy research, space exploration and STEM education, as well as related aspects of culture and traditional knowledge. Interactive panel discussions allow for community participation and integration of local perspectives.

Stats:

  • 65 Galaxy Forums, with a total of almost 300 presentations to date.
  • Held in 26 locations worldwide including Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York.
  • Started with Galaxy Forum USA, July 4, 2008 in Silicon Valley, California.

International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to expand human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon and to participate in internationally cooperative lunar base build-out, with Aloha – the spirit of Hawai`i.

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