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Galaxy Forum Hawaii - Hilo 2013 - Phil Merrell

  1. 1. Galaxy Forum Hawaii - Hilo 2013 21st Century Education Pacific Aloha Offshore Spaceport: Setting Sail for the Stars Saturday August 17 (9am-1pm) at University of Hawaii – Hilo, Science and Technology Building, Room 118.
  2. 2. International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) August 2013 Activities Galaxy Education, Exploration and Enterprise Phil Merrell ILOA / Space Age Publishing Company Hawai`i and California, USA     Galactic / Inter-Stellar Earth – Moon / Inter-Global Hawaiian Multi-Functional
  3. 3. ILOA - 4 Missions ILO-1 Polar Mission (NET 2015) ILO-X Precursor Mission (NLT 2015) ILO – Chang'e 3 Galaxy Imaging (2013) ILO Human Service Mission (NET 2018)
  4. 4. ILO-1: Observation & Communication From the Lunar South Pole
  5. 5. Lunar South Pole – Kaguya
  6. 6. Primary and Secondary ILO Mission Objectives:    First Light Galaxy Imaging Initial landing site observation, local surveillance Earth observations: albedo, geocorona, etc.  Search for Earth-like planets Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Analyze interstellar molecules to determine origin of Solar System VLF observation Observe signs of life on Mars, Europa, Titan, etc. Search for dangerous NEOs Sun-Earth observations, solar storm warnings  More      
  7. 7. ILO Galaxy First Light Imaging
  8. 8. The Milky Way Galaxy Two Major Spiral Arms: • Scutum-Centaurus • Perseus Four Minor Spiral Arms: • Norma-Outer • Sagittarius-Carina • Near 3 Kiloparsec Arm • Far 3 Kiloparsec Arm Earth is in the Orion Spur b/n the Sagittarius and Perseus arms
  9. 9. Average Color of Galaxy Milky Way-like galaxy known as SDSS J083909.27+450747.7. Brittany McDonald, Armin Rest, and Jeffrey Newman Images of 25 Milky Way analog galaxies found by Licquia and Newman. Image Credit: SDSS • fine-grained new spring snow seen in the early morning light, about an hour after dawn • D48.4 standard illuminant (i.e., a color temperature of 4840 K) • a light bulb with a color temp of 4700-5000K and color rendering index (CRI) above 90 Jeffery Newman, University of Pittsburgh
  10. 10. Andrea Ghez UCLA Galactic Center Group Keck Observatory Stellar Orbits in the Central Arcsec Adaptive Optics
  11. 11. Galaxy Garden / Jon Lomberg Kona, Hawai`i Island
  12. 12. Barbara Morgan 1st Teacher in Space
  13. 13. Galaxy Education Resources International Space University: Graduate-level training to future leaders of the emerging global space community at locations around the world. - Walter Peeters, President The Planetary Society: Inspires and involves the world's public in space exploration through advocacy, projects, and education. - Bill Nye, Executive Director SETI: Mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe - Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer Space Generation Advisory Council: Represents students and young space professionals to the United Nations, States, and space agencies. - Michael Brett / Catherine Doldirina, Co-Chairperson Students for the Exploration and Development of Space: Dedicated to expanding the role of human exploration through education. - Daniel Pastuf, Chair
  14. 14. Galaxy Education Resources Challenger Center: Learning Center Network gives students hands-on experience in science, engineering, research and space missions. - June Scobee Rodgers, Founding Director and Chairman Galaxy Zoo: ‘Citizen Science’ online astronomy project that invites members of the public to assist in classifying over a million galaxies. - Chris Lintott, Dan Andreescu, Kate Land, etc. UCLA Galactic Center Group: Leading Galactic Center research group, dedicated to researching the innermost regions of the Milky Way. - Andrea Ghez, Principal Investigator Teachers in Space, Space Frontier Foundation: Giving teachers the opportunity to experience space firsthand via NewSpace companies. - Edward Wright, Project Manager Federation of Galaxy Explorers: Seeks to inspire and educate kids in space related science and engineering, including Moon Base One Initiative. - Nicholas Eftimiades, Founder / Chairperson of the Board
  15. 15. Why Galaxy Education, Consciousness & Awareness Are Important for the 21st Century:      General Education – for primary, secondary higher, and highest education: Knowledge, understanding of humanity’s place in the Universe – our Milky Way Galaxy occupies a mid-position domain between Solar System finiteness and Cosmos infinity Higher Education: Astrophysics / Astronomy – Galaxy studies internationally are of increasing interest and value; study of our local stellar neighborhood for familiarity; center / central 10 parsecs with supermassive black hole is most dynamic region of Milky Way History of Human Civilization / Archaeoastronomy NASA, World Space Agencies – 21st Century Program and Policy Development Advance through Galaxy understanding Galacticity – may be as important for the 21st Century, as is Relativity to 20th
  16. 16. ILO Imaging Galaxy Center *** 21st Century EarthRise Photo : 1968 / Apollo 8 *** 20th Century
  17. 17. ILOA Chang’e-3 Collaboration
  18. 18. ILO-X: Precursor Mission Galaxy Center (6 min exposure) by ILO-X Phase 2 Hardware
  19. 19. High School Students Participating in ILO-X HS Computer Lab ILO-X Web Interface Instructions Content Communications Link ILO-X on the Moon
  20. 20. ILO Human Service Mission
  21. 21. Human Solar System Exploration Credit: Space Age Publishing Credit: ISU
  22. 22. Galaxy Forum Architecture Mission: Advance 21st Century Education worldwide to provide greater global awareness, capabilities and action in Galaxy science, exploration and enterprise. Locations: California, USA Hawaii, USA Kansas, USA Vancouver, Canada China (Beijing,Shanghai) Bangalore, India Europe Tokyo, Japan New York, USA Cape Town, South Africa Southeast Asia South America Venues & Partners: Silicon Valley, The Tech Museum Imiloa, Onizuka, CFHT, Cosmosphere, Ad Astra Kansas MacMillan, CSA NAOC, CNSA, CSA, SHAO, JNP, BASE, ISRO, ISU, UdS, CTU, Czech Acd. of Sciences, Miraikan, NAOJ, JAXA SHS, Hayden Planetarium SAAO, ASSA, IAU-OAD NUS, SCS, ANGKASA, ITB, NARIT UC, ESO, ALMA, LPN, LNA, SpaceMETA
  23. 23. A Global / Interglobal Mission
  24. 24. International Lunar Observatory Association  ILOA to be Based in Hawai`i  Center of Pacific Hemisphere  Global Support Centers Maintain Hawai`i Preeminence in Astrophysics for Next 100 Years 
  25. 25. Mauna Kea Summit Observatories 30m Telescope (TMT) Gemini North: above Gemini South: left (located at Cerro Pachón in Chile    4206 meters / 13,796 feet elevation – tallest mountain in Pacific Ocean Global center of Earth-based astronomy 14 nations represented – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Japan, The Netherlands, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Hawaii / USA, India, China
  26. 26. ALOHA! For more information about the ILO / ILOA, contact: Space Age Publishing Company 65-1230 Mamalahoa Highway, D-20 Kamuela, HI 96743 Phone 808-885-3473 Fax 808-885-3475 Email news@spaceagepub.com Web http://www.spaceagepub.com ILO Association 65-1230 Mamalahoa Highway, D-20 Kamuela, HI 96743 Phone 808-885-3474 Fax 808-885-3475 Email info@iloa.org Web http://www.iloa.org Keep up with our global events: galaxyforum.org Follow us on Twitter: @spacecalendar

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