Galaxy Forums 2019


Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2019: Kona — 29 March (15:30 – 17:30) @ Hawaiʻi Community College, Pālamanui, Kailua-Kona

Galaxy Forum Korea 2019: Busan — 13 April (14:00-18:00) @ Busan National Science Museum (BNSM)

Date: April 13 (Sat), 2019

Place: Auditorium (~220 seats) at Busan National Science Museum (BNSM)

Sponsors: ILOA, BNSM, Federation of Busan Science and Technology (FBST)


* Program:

Part I: Astronomy from the Moon: 14:00 – 15:10  (70 min)

session chair: Dr. Byeong-Gon Park

Prof. Sungsoo Kim (Kyung Hee University): “The Moon as the next New World”

Dr. Young-Jun Choi (KASI)

▶ Q&A, Panel discussion 20 min


Part II: Astronomy from the Moon: 15:20 – 16:50  (90 min)

session chair: Dr. Young-Jun Choi

▶ ​Dr. Eunhyeuk Kim (KARI): ​”Space Exploration of Korea: Moon and Beyond”

Director Steve Durst (ILOA): “Astronomy from the Moon: Galaxy First Light Imaging, Earth Observation”

Dr. Soyeon Yi (Korea 1st Astronaut)

▶ Q&A, Panel discussion 20 min


Part III: Astronomy in Korea: 17:00 – 18:00 (60 min)

session chair: Prof. Sungsoo Kim

Dr. Hong-Jin Yang (KASI): “History of Korean Astronomy”

Dr. Byeong-Gon Park (KASI, vice-chair of IAUGA2021 NOC): “Hosting 31st General Assembly of the IAU”

▶ Q&A, Panel discussion, 15 min