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Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2018 — Indonesia, Yogyakarta

Saturday 3 March (8:30am-3:00pm) @ Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

ILOA Galaxy Forum SEA Indonesia, Yogyakarta 2018 on the theme “Enhancing the Understanding of Planetary Science for the Community: Challenge and Opportunity” took place 8:30-15:00 on Saturday 3 March at Universitas Gadjah Mada. Over 300 people participated in this dynamic event.

Featured speakers included Dr. Chatief Kunjaya of Ma Chung University, Dr. Hendra Amijaya of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Arry Buchori and Teguh Arsono of Skyworld Indonesia, Steve Durst of International Lunar Observatory Association, Jonathan Hung of Singapore Space & Technology Association, Professor Boonrucksar Soonthornthum of NARIT, Dr. Nugroho Imam Of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Dr. Hakim Malasan of Bosschar Observatory and Institute of Technology-Bandung, and Afia Rosdiana, M.Pd, and Taman Pintar of Science Park Yogyakarta .

The ILOA Galaxy Map for 21st Century Education in Every Class,  ILOA Moon South Pole Vision artwork, and M101 Astronomy from the Moon ILOA / NAOC postcards were made available to each Galaxy Forum SEA Indonesia 2018 participant.

Sponsored by:
International Lunar Observatory Association, Space Age Publishing Company, Skyworld Indonesia, Singapore Space and Technology Association

Co-sponsored by:
Universitas Gadjah Mada

Outreach Activities held by:
Astrogeology Club UGM, Jogja Astronomy Club, Penjelajah Langit Club Indonesia, Skyworld Indonesia, Taman Pintar

PROGRAM

    Presenter, Affiliation (TBD) Topic (TBD)
15 8:30 – 8:45 Dr. Chatief Kunjaya, Ma Chung University Introduction
15 8:45 – 9:00 Dr. Hendra Amijaya, Universitas Gadjah Mada Welcome
30 9:00 – 9:30 Arry Buchori / Teguh Arsono, Skyworld Indonesia Astronomy Education for Indonesian Future Generation
30 9:30 – 10:00 Steve Durst, ILOA Astronomy from the Moon & International Human Moon Missions
30 10:00 – 10:30 Break / Photo / Press
30 10:30 – 11:00 Jonathan Hung, Singapore Space & Technology Association Global Space & Technology Convention
30 11:00 – 11:30 Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, NARIT Recent Development on Astronomy and Polar Research in Thailand
45 11:45 – 12:30 [ ILOA Board Meeting (6:45pm in Hawaii, Friday 2 March) ]
60 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
30 13:00 – 13:30 Dr. Nugroho Imam, Universitas Gadjah Mada Geological History of the Earth / Antarctic research
30 13:30 – 14:00 Dr. Hakim Malasan, Bosscha Observatory, Institute of Technology – Bandung Indonesia Astronomy Education & Development
15 14:00 – 14:15 Afia Rosdiana, M.Pd, Taman Pintar Science Park Yogyakarta Contribution of Taman Pintar in Astronomy Education
30 14:15 – 14:45 Panel Discussion, Moderated by: Dr. Hakim Malasan New Space, Astronomy & Education

Opportunities in Southeast Asia

15 14:45 – 15:00 Conclusions, Looking Forward

Presentations:

Arry Buchori / Teguh Arsono, Skyworld Indonesia, Astronomy Education for Indonesian Future Generation

Steve Durst, ILOA, Astronomy from the Moon & International Human Moon Missions

Jonathan Hung, Singapore Space & Technology Association, Global Space & Technology Convention

Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, NARIT, Recent Development on Astronomy and Polar Research in Thailand

Dr. Nugroho Imam, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Geological History of the Earth / Antarctic research

Afia Rosdiana, M.Pd, Taman Pintar Science Park Yogyakarta, Contribution of Taman Pintar in Astronomy Education

 

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:

  • 82 Galaxy Forums with over 300 presentations to date.
  • Held in over 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 inter-global 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.

 

ILOA Moon South Pole Vision artwork

 

 

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