Galaxy Forums 2018

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Galaxy Forum Vienna 2018 — 24 August at Zeiss Planetarium Wien, Austria

Galaxy Forum Vienna had ~20 participants to discuss topics on the galaxy and astronomy from the Moon.

 

–Program–

    Presenter, Affiliation
Topic
10 15:30 – 15:40 Steve Durst, ILOA; Hannes Richter, Planetarium Introduction; Welcome
10 15:40 – 15:50 Ulrike Kuchner, University of Nottingham, UK Galaxy Evolution / Galaxy Clusters
20 15:50 – 16:10 Konstanze Zwintz, University of Innsbruck Austria Astronomy / BRITE-Constellation
20 16:10 – 16:30 Heino Falcke, Radboud University Radio Astronomy on and behind the Moon
20 16:30 – 16:50 Steve Durst / Yuki Takahashi, ILOA ILOA 4 Moon Missions / Galaxy Forum
20 16:30 – 16:50 Bo Peng, NAOC / CAS Long March of FAST Dreamers
20 16:50 – 17:10 Christian Veillet, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory Optical Astronomy from the Moon
15 17:10 – 17:25 Panel Discussion Astronomy from the Moon
 5 17:25 – 17:30 Conclusions, Looking Forward

 

Steve Durst, ILOA; Hannes Richter, Planetarium

 

Ulrike Kuchner, University of Nottingham, UK: Galaxy Evolution / Galaxy Clusters

 

Konstanze Zwintz, University of Innsbruck: Austria Astronomy / BRITE-Constellation

 

Heino Falcke, Radboud University: Radio Astronomy on and behind the Moon

 

Steve Durst / Yuki Takahashi, ILOA: ILOA 4 Moon Missions / Galaxy Forum

 

Bo Peng, NAOC / CAS: Long March of FAST Dreamers

 

Christian Veillet, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory: Optical Astronomy from the Moon

 


 

Galaxy Forum Kansas 2018 — Cosmosphere in Hutchinson

Galaxy Forum Kansas 2018 had ~75 participants in attendance to discuss various topics with theme “Eyes on  Juno, Jupiter and the Sun”.

 

 

Thomas Cravens, University of Kansas astrophysics: The Outer Planets in the Context of the Formation of the Solar System

 

Stephen Houston, space plasma physics graduate student: Exploring Jupiter by Spacecraft Including NASA’s Juno Mission

 

Caleb Gimar, physics graduate student: Exploring the Sun Inside and Out

 


Galaxy Forum USA 2018 — Silicon Valley

Galaxy Forum celebrated 10th year in inaugural Santa Clara, CA with ~30 participants discussing Astronomy from the Moon, ILOA Galaxy Imaging Program, and First Women on the Moon.


Christine Corbett Moran, Caltech, NASA, JPL, Astronomy from the Moon.

 

Yuki Takahashi, ILOA, Galaxy Imaging Program

 

Steve Durst, ILOA, First Women on the Moon

 


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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