Galaxy Forum China 2023 Hainan TBD – 1-Day Event
@ Hilton Wenchang on Hainan Island, China
Wednesday 16 Nov 3:30-5:30pm
@ Mana Christian Ohana (Mauka of Kahilu Theater)
We had a well-rounded event featuring a meaningful presentation from Uncle Kimo, and our colleagues from around the Island.
Friday 30 September
@ Scarsdale High School
This year students at SHS got to enjoy the 10th Galaxy Forum at Scarsdale High School. Galaxy Forum highlighted the SHS Centennial Plaque which was dedicated to the school in 2017 and hangs outside the Science Department. It was presented to Science Department Chair Nicole Pisano and the SHS Science Department for 21st Century science education and for hosting SHS Galaxy Forums since 2011.
The plaque honors the first 100 years since the schools’ founding (1917-2017), and the SHS Galaxy Forum program future Centennial, projected to be held annually at the school (2011-2111), with metal nameplates set for engraving through 2111 and beyond. It acts as a living time capsule, being added to each year symbolizing long-range commitment and future visions of science / space education excellence.
This year ILOA Galaxy Forum Director and SHS Class of 1961 Alum Steve Durst spoke during the Galaxy Forum about Milky Way Galaxy 21st Century Education and the ILOA precursor astronomy instruments set to land on the Moon in the Spring of 2023 aboard Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission via SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The payload will aim to capture the first ever pictures of the Milky Way Galaxy from the surface of the Moon.
Bailey Burns, a Systems Engineer at Paragon Space Development Corporation, was the featured presenter for Galaxy Forum 2022 and discussed her work and company efforts to advance the Artemis Generation (the next-generation of lunar explores after Apollo missions), the emerging Cislunar Space Age, and the return to the Moon – for good!
Left to Right: Bailey Burns, Steve Durst, SHS Science Dept Chair Nicole Pisano
Please read Scarsdale 10583 featuring the 2022 Galaxy Forum:
Steve Durst Presents:
Saturday 27 August 1:00-3:00 pm
@ The Cosmosphere
The half-day forum covered three (3) interactive panel sessions and presentations focusing on key topics: Southeast Asia Space Agencies (SEASA), Asia Astronomy Organization (AAO) and Lunar Commercial Communications (LCC) by experts in the fields of astrophysics and galaxy research to integrate local perspectives and traditional knowledge. The 2022 ILOA Southeast Asia MMOU was also signed 27 July between 6 organizations.
– Malaysia Astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor
– Guest of Honor Prof Lui Pao Chuen
– Natthawat Hongkarnjanakul of Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)
– Julie Ann M. Banatao of Philippines Space Agency (PSA)
– Wahyu Srigutomo of Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)
– Boonrucksar Soonthornthum of National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT)
– Pham Ngoc Diep of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)
– Olivier Richard of Kacific Broadband Satellites
– Paul Ho of East Asia Observatory (EAO)
– National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Recording)
– Jan Smisek of Transcelestial Technologies
– Francois Dubrulle of Qosmosys
– Steve Durst of International Lunar Observatory Association
– Jonathan Hung of Singapore Space and Technology Limited (SSTL)
Some Individual Presentations: