Galaxy Forum China 2013 - Galaxy & Moon: Space Exploration and Astronomy Frontiers

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Galaxy Forum China 2013 - Galaxy & Moon: Space Exploration and Astronomy Frontiers

  1. 1. Galaxy & Moon: Space Exploration and Astronomy Frontiers Jin Zhu, Beijing Planetarium Galaxy Forum China 2013 – Beijing Sept. 22, 2013 Human Moon Missions: Giant Steps into the Galaxy China National Convention Center
  2. 2. Galaxy Forums in China • 25 October 2008 @ Beijing Planetarium • 8 October 2009 @ Beijing Planetarium • 14 August 2010 @ Beijing Planetarium • 14 May 2011 @ The Shanghai Science Hall • 8 December 2011 @ National Astronomical Observatories of China • 22 September 2013 @ China National Convention Center
  3. 3. astronomy • Outside the Earth atmosphere • Meteor • The Sun and the solar system (planets [Earth], satellites [Moon], small bodies – asteroid, comet, etc.) • The Galaxy • Cluster of galaxies • Large scale structure of the universe
  4. 4. Moon • As observation target • As observation site
  5. 5. The Moon as an observation site • Ground-based, space (orbit, Lagragian points) • Atmosphere, gravity, magnetic field, temperature, radiation, dust, seismic activity, rotation, etc. • Stable, large area, gravitational deflection, thermal environment, scattered light, sunlight, people access • Simultaneous multi-wavelength observations (optical, radio, infrared, ultraviolet, gamma-ray) • Lunar-based optical interferometer !
  6. 6. http://slide.sky.news.sina.com.cn/slide_33_36242_18631.html#p=11
  7. 7. • Stellar analogs of the solar cycle • Behavior of sunspots on other stars • Magnetic field configurations of other stars • Behavior of dynamic plasma phenomena
  8. 8. The Milky Way Galaxy as a target of exploration • Sun / solar system • Sun / Milky Way / galaxies • Astronomy • Life science • Space exploration • Outreach and education
  9. 9. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ voyager/voyager20130912.html
  10. 10. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130911-voyager- interstellar-solar-system-nasa-science-space/
  11. 11. Size of Solar System • Earth 1 a.u. (8 minutes) • Pluto 40 a.u. (5 hours) • Voyager-1 120 a.u. (17 hours) • Oort cloud ~ 50,000 a.u. (1 year) • Nearest star (4 years)
  12. 12. Science Fiction • The Galactic Empire series, Isaac Asimov • The Three Bodies, Cixin Liu • Time • The speed of light
  13. 13. Thanks! jinzhu@bjp.org.cn bjtwg@139.com Tel.: +86-13601369613 Weibo.com/asteroid www.bjp.org.cn

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