Galaxy Forums 2017

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Galaxy Forum SHS, Scarsdale 2017

Friday 6 October @ The Little Theater, Scarsdale Public High School

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The 7th annual Galaxy Forum SHS featured space advocate extraordinaire Rick Tumlinson of Deep Space Industries / New Worlds Institute / Orbital Outfitters / Space Frontier Foundation. He welcomed students to the revolution on the space frontier.

SHS Class of 1961 Alumni, including Steve Durst of ILOA, presented the Science Department with the SHS Galaxy Forum 2017 Centennial Plaque:

Presented to Scarsdale High School Science Department
For hosting SHS Galaxy Forum with ILOA Hawai`i
To advance 21st Century Science Education
During SHS Centennial Year 2017 – From SHS Class of 1961

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Galaxy Forum Kansas 2017 — Hutchinson

Saturday 19 August (13:00-15:00) @ Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, Kansas, USA

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 http://www.adastra-ks.org/

GALAXY FORUM TOPICS OF CASSINI, THE SOLAR ECLIPSE AND CURIOSITY HAVE A SENSE OF IMMEDIACY

Space enthusiasts will be “ahead of the curve” with information from the 2017 Galaxy Forum to be held Saturday, August 19, at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Topics for this free event will be:

“Lord of the Rings–the Cassini Mission to Saturn” will be given by Todd Barber.  Barber has been NASA-JPL’s lead propulsion engineer on the Cassini mission since 2002.  Cassini has orbited Saturn for 13 years. In its aptly named “Grand Finale” Cassini swoops between Saturn and its innermost ring ending in the probe’s crash into Saturn on September 15, 2107. What has Cassini revealed over the years?  What kind of close-ups, what kind of details, what do we hope to learn from this final mission? Barber is a Wichita native and Southeast High School grad.

“The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: What, When, Where, Why?” As a primer on this unique event, Dean Stramel, professor of chemistry at Fort Hays State University, will look into why this is such a big deal that people travel all over the globe to see it. What is the science behind it?  What are the logistics to watching it?  This will be information that can be put to use immediately on Monday morning–eclipse day.

“Mars: Through the Eyes (and Lasers) of  Curiosity” will be given by Sarah Lamm. A Kansas State senior, she has spent two summers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico working with data from Curiosity’s ChemCam instrument (it’s the part that looks like the head and eye of Curiosity.) Her team’s studies about the presence of manganese, an indicator of the presence of liquid water, has important implications for the habitability of  Mars. She will share these and other findings and what they mean.  Sarah, a Colby native, is a great illustration of what young Kansans are doing in the space sciences.

The Galaxy Forum is free. Geared for teachers, students and the interested public.  Though not required, registration is urged to help with count for materials preparation.  Continuing education credit available. Register with name and number attending to jeanettesteinert@att.net or contact@adastra-ks.org

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Galaxy Forum China 2017 — Beijing

Monday 5 June (14:00-17:00) @ Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, China

ILOA Galaxy Forum China 2017 on the theme Astronomy from the Moon and International Human Moon Missions takes place 14:00-17:00 on Monday 5 June at the Beijing International Convention Center. It is open to GLEX delegates and others. To register contact info@iloa.org.

Featured speakers confirmed to date include Andy Aldrin representing Buzz Aldrin’s Sharespace Foundation, Steve Durst of International Lunar Observatory Association, Wang Jing of the Lunar Ultra-Violet Telescope program at National Astronomical Observatories of China, Christian Lange of Canadian Space Agency and Dr.Guo Linli of the Institute of Manned Space System Engineering at China Academy of Space Technology, and Hakim Malasan of Bosscha Observatory at Institute of Technology Bandung.

The ILOA Galaxy Map for 21st Century Education in Every Class,  ILOA Moon South Pole Vision artwork, and Chang’e-3 / LUT Pioneering Astronomy from the Moon poster were made available to each Galaxy Forum China 2017 participant.

Sponsored by:
International Lunar Observatory Association

Co-sponsored by:
International Astronautical Federation
Chinese Society of Astronautics

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM

Session Details
Introduction
Welcome Wang Yiran, Secretary-General of Chinese Society of Astronautics
Part 1: Astronomy from the Moon  
China: Wang Jing, National Astronomical Observatories Chinese Academy of Sciences Lunar Astronomy with the LUT on Chang’e-3 lander, Future Projects
Southeast Asia: Hakim Malasan, Bosscha Observatory, Inst. of Technology Bandung Indonesia Future Astronomy and Astronomy from the Moon
Hawai`i:  Steve Durst, International Lunar Observatory Association ILO-1 Galaxy First Light Imaging
— Moderated Panel Discussion 1 Canadensys Aerospace Corporation
Break / Media
Part 2: International Human Moon Missions
Canada: Christian Lange, Deputy Director, Exploration Strategic Planning, CSA Planning for Canadian Payloads & Technologies for Missions towards the Moon
China: Guo Linli, Inst. of Manned Space System Engineering, CAST China Lunar Base Conceptual Design and Application
USA: Andrew Aldrin, Director, Buzz Aldrin’s ShareSpace Foundation USA / International Human Moon Missions
Europe
— Moderated Panel Discussion 2
Conclusions / Looking Forward

Presentations:

Hakim Malasan, Bosscha Observatory, Inst. of Technology Bandung Indonesia Future Astronomy and Astronomy from the Moon

Steve Durst, International Lunar Observatory Association ILO-1 Galaxy First Light Imaging

Steve Durst, Global Networking Forum Summary

Christian Lange, Deputy Director, Exploration Strategic Planning, CSA Planning for Canadian Payloads & Technologies for Missions towards the Moon

Guo Linli, Inst. of Manned Space System Engineering, CAST China Lunar Base Conceptual Design and Application

ILOA Moon South Pole Vision artwork

Chang’e-3 / LUT Pioneering Astronomy from the Moon poster

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Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2017 — Kona

Saturday 8 April (09:30 – 11:30am) @ King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel – Courtyard Marriott, Hawaii, USA

Featuring Hawaii Mayor Harry Kim, who has generously accepted our invitation to make a presentation at Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2017 Kona about his vision for a “Maunakea World Park” referencing a quest for knowledge to make us a better people…Maunakea as a monument for the World from Cosmopolitan People of Hawaii.

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Keynote: Mayor Harry Kim, County of Hawaii A Vision for Maunakea as a World / Global Park from the Cosmopolitan People of Hawaii

Statement from the Mayor’s Office:

MISSION FOR HAWAII

The protection and preservation of the historical and cultural specialness of this land, the most precious and beautiful place on earth.
VISION FOR MAUNA KEA

• A pursuit of knowledge to make us a better people, and better stewards of this land.
• An international symbol of nations together for the pursuit of peace. Mauna Kea can be and should be a monument for the world for peace on earth. A home of the cosmopolitan culture (people that belong to the world)…a hope for the world.
• The acknowledgment of the people of Hawaii and their contributions to the science of astronomy. Mauna Kea to be the living museum of the people of the First Nation of Hawaii.
• I believe that Mauna Kea is an opportunity for Hawaii to be the center of discovery of mankind and of the universe. I believe that Mauna Kea can be and should be this.

I do know Governor Ige is supportive of these visions and is pursuing how this can be done.

Steve Durst, ILOA, Kamuela ILO-1: Observation from the Moon, a New Frontier for Hawaii  21st Century Astronomy

Janine Bonham, Hawaii Technology Academy, Kailua-Kona / Statewide Galaxy Education, Astronomy and Science Teaching in Hawaii

It is a chalk drawing of the Milky Way. We used your map as inspiration. To give you a bit a context, the big circle panel is the back of a large clock, so my art students decided to paint it a with chalkboard paint, this way we can change the drawing. I think they all like it though, because we haven’t changed it around in months!

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:

  • 75 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 Southeast Asia 2017 — Jakarta

Saturday 18 February (08:30 – 13:30) @ Skyworld 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.

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For local information and Registration please contact:

Among Putro SKYWORLD Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Jakarta Timur 13560 – Indonesia
Phone: 021 29825915, 29825913, 081617147590
Email: galaxyforum.id@gmail.com
Website: https://galaxyforumid.wordpress.com/
Facebook: galaxyforumindonesia

Provisional Program Overview:

Session Speaker / Affiliation
Intro Arry Buchori D., (President Director: SKYWORLD Indonesia)
 Indonesia Science Education Update and Projections  Teguh Arsono (Research & Development Director: SKYWORLD Indonesia)
Astronomy from the Moon and International Human Moon Missions Steve Durst, International Lunar Observatory Association
An Overview of the Singapore Space Industry, New Space and Preparing ourselves for the Final Frontier Jonathan Hung, Singapore Space & Technology Association
Recent Developments of Astronomy in Vietnam Dr. Pham Tuan Anh, Vietnam National Satellite Center – Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
IAO-ESSECS: A Next Generation (Bosscha) Observatory Dedicated for Public Education & Astro-Tourism in South Lampung, Sumatera Prof. Ir. Ofyar Z. Tamim, M.Sc. (Eng.), Ph.D. (Rector ITERA)
 Forum moderated by:  Dr. Hakim Luthfi Malasan, M.Sc. (ITB – Indonesia)
Panel Discussion: New Space, Astronomy and Education

Opportunities in Southeast Asia

Moderated by: Chatief Kunjaya
Conclusions, Looking Forward
Experiencing the space-themed recreation park “SKYWORLD Indonesia” (Astronomy & Space Technology Exhibition, Planetarium, 5D CInema, solar observation through telescope, water rocket crafting-playing)  Speakers & Participants

*Each duration of speaker: 40 min.
*Time: 8.30 – 13.30 WIB (UTC+07:00)

Presentations:

Steve Durst, International Lunar Observatory Association

‘Sonny’ Teguh Arsono, SKYWORLD Indonesia

Dr. Pham Tuan Anh, Vietnam National Satellite Center – Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

Prof. Ir. Ofyar Z. Tamim, M.Sc. (Eng.), Ph.D. (Rector ITERA)

Slideshow:

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:

  • 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 Southeast Asia 2017 — Singapore

Thursday 23 February (15:30-17:00) @ GSTC, Belimbing Room, Singapore Marriott

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Overview, Executive Summary

  • ILO-1 Mission for astronomy, other observations and communications from the Moon South Pole to be conducted by ILOA with support from spacecraft provider Moon Express of Florida, USA, primary instrument contractor Canadensys Aerospace of Ontario, Canada, National Astronomical Observatory of China, India Space Research Organization, and others.
  • Global Principal Operating Partnership (POP) structures to share in the funding and operation of the observatory: Hawai`i, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York.
  • Scientific and educational endorsements will enable fundraising for the mission.
  • Southeast Asia POP to be a regional, collaborative construct of interested members: space, science, education, and government institutions from ASEAN nations, which as a whole could be capable of operating at parity with the 6 major spacefaring powers.
  • This agreement is designed to draw together interested members from around Southeast Asia region into a cohesive group for effective participation and evolution into a full POP.

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Slideshow:

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:

  • 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 Japan 2017 — Tokyo

Saturday 25 February (10:00-16:00) @ Large Seminar Room & 4D2U Dome Theater, NAOJ Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan

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Thematic Areas:

  • Preserving dark skies (in optical wavelength)
  • Preserving quiet skies (in radio wavelength)
  • Astronomy activities in metropolitan/urban areas

Speakers:

  • Sze-leung Cheung (IAU Office of Astronomy Outreach)

  • Saito Masao (Nobeyama Radio Observatory)

  • Steve Durst (International Lunar Observatory Association)

  • Naoko Yamazaki (Astronaut)

  • Hiroshi Kobayashi (SOKENDAI) etc.

  • Soh Arai

  • Misuzu Onuki

  • Masaaki Hiramatsu

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Slideshow:

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:

  • 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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