Galaxy Forums 2020

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Galaxy Forum South America 2020: Bariloche, Argentina — Tuesday 8 December 2020 (17:00-19:00) @ at Hotel Patagonia Sur, Salon Manantial

on the eve of IAU Symposium 367

In time for the 2020 Total Solar Eclipse, Galaxy Forum South America 2020 is themed “Precession, Constellations, Epochs, and Astronomy from the Moon” .


Galaxy Forum Europe 2020: Vienna, Austria — Friday, 18 September 2020 (09:00-17:00) @ University of Vienna Observatory

This pan-European event with the theme “Astronomy from the Moon” will cover multi-wavelength Astronomy / Astrophysics, and Moon landing presentations from international participants.

Tentative Speakers:

  • Bodo Ziegler, University of Vienna
  • Steve Durst, International Lunar Observatory Association
  • Mikhail Sachkov, Institute of Astronomy – Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Tibor Pacher, Puli Space Technologies – Hungary
  • Jacek Szubiakowski, University of Warmia and Mazury – Poland
  • Nectaria Gizani, Hellenic Open University, School of Science and Technology, Parodos Aristotelous – Greece [TBC]

Other Invited Speakers from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

More information coming soon


NEW DATE : Galaxy Forum Korea 2020 Daejeon — Saturday 26 Sep 2020 (14:00-18:00) @ National Science Museum (NSM)

Sponsors: ILOA, DNSM, KASI (TBD)
LOC: Dr. Chang Hyun Baek (NSM), Seo-Gu Lee (KASI, TBD)
Special thanks to Dr. Hyesung Kang

* Program:
Part I: Astronomy from the Moon: 14:00 – 15:10 session chair: Dr. Junga Hwang
▶ Prof. Sungsoo Kim (Kyung Hee University)
▶ Dr. Young-Jun Choi (KASI)
▶ Q&A, Panel discussion 20 min

break: 15:10 –15:20

Part II: Astronomy from the Moon: 15:20 – 16:50 session chair: Dr. Young-Jun Choi
▶ Dr. Eunhyeuk Kim (KARI)
▶ Director Steve Durst (ILOA)
▶ Dr. Soyeon Yi (TBD)
▶ Q&A, Panel discussion 20 min

break: 16:50 –17:00

Part III: Astronomy in Korea: 17:00 – 18:00  session chair: Prof. Sungsoo Kim
▶ Dr. Junga Hwang (KASI)  Space Programs in Korea
▶ Prof. Yu Yi (Chungnam National University)
▶ Q&A, Panel discussion, 15 min


Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2020: Chiang Mai, Thailand — Tuesday 3 March 2020 (09:00-17:30) @ Princess Sirindhorn Astro Park

The first Galaxy Forum of the 2020s decade (and 97th overall) was an extra-ordinary event, hosted by International Lunar Observatory Association and National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand in Chiang Mai – a growing regional hub of Astronomy and related technology in no small part to due to efforts of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, whose patronage of the science has earned her the nickname “Princess of Astronomy”. The newly (Feb 1, 2020) opened 21-acre, US$13M AstroPark complex bearing her name contains NARIT administrative headquarters, an amphitheater, planetarium, museum, laboratories, research facilities, and an educational observatory.

EAO-JCMT Director Paul Ho speaks about the first imaged black hole Powehi:

Astronomy from the Moon presentation by ILOA Director Steve Durst:

Jonathan Hung shares information about SSTA:

Chatief Kunjaya from ITB gives a presentation about Indonesia science and astronomy:

Boonrucksar Soonthornthum gives a NARIT SEA update:


International Astronomy from the Moon Panel Discussion Support Presentation:

 


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