ILOA Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2014 - Steve Durst, ILOA


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ILOA is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to advance human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon, and to participate in internationally cooperative lunar base build-out. The ILOA co-sponsors with its Space Age Publishing Company affiliate an international series of Galaxy Forums to advance 21st Century Education. Galaxy Forums, designed to provide greater global awareness, capabilities and action in Galaxy science, exploration and enterprise, are held in Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Japan, Europe, Africa, Brazil, Chile, Southeast Asia, Kansas and New York. Current plans are for expansion to Antarctica in 2014. For more information visit

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ILOA Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2014 - Steve Durst, ILOA

  1. 1. Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2014 21st Century Galaxy Education, Exploration and Enterprise Saturday / 1 March 2014, (09:00-14:30) at Science Centre Singapore
  2. 2. Credit: Dynamic Diagrams
  3. 3. Source: Infinity Imagined
  4. 4. 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 about 26,000 Light years from center in the Orion Spur b/n Sagittarius & Perseus arms The Milky Way Galaxy
  5. 5. A Global / Interglobal Mission
  6. 6. 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 Mission: Advance 21st Century Education worldwide to provide greater global awareness, capabilities and action in Galaxy science, exploration and enterprise. Galaxy Forum Architecture
  7. 7. Andrea Ghez UCLA Galactic Center Group Keck Observatory Stellar Orbits in the Central Arcsec Adaptive Optics Animations created by Prof. Andrea Ghez and team at UCLA; data sets from W. M. Keck Telescopes at Mauna Kea Hawaii.
  8. 8. Galaxy Garden / Jon Lomberg Kona, Hawai`i Island
  9. 9. Barbara Morgan 1st Teacher in Space
  10. 10.  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 Why Galaxy Education, Consciousness & Awareness Are Important for the 21st Century:
  11. 11. EarthRise Photo : 1968 / Apollo 8 *** 20th Century ILO Imaging Galaxy Center *** 21st Century
  12. 12. Human Solar System Exploration Credit: ISU Credit: Space Age Publishing
  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. ILOA - 4 Missions ILO Human Service Mission (NET 2018) ILO-1 Polar Mission (NET 2015) ILO-X Precursor Mission (NLT 2015) ILO – Chang'e 3 Galaxy Imaging (2013)
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. ILO Galaxy First Light Imaging
  18. 18. ILOA Chang’e-3 Collaboration
  19. 19. Steve Durst meeting with Ma Xingrui of CNSA, 8 August 2013
  20. 20. CE3 Lunar Ultra-Violet Telescope LUT principal investigator Prof. Jianyan Wei of NAOC Position of Chang’e-3 Lander First image from LUT: Draco “Dragon” Constellation
  21. 21. LUT Mission Details
  22. 22. View of Milky Way from CE3 Visualization courtesy of Moon Express
  23. 23. ILO-X: Precursor Mission Galaxy Center (6 min exposure) by ILO-X Phase 2 Hardware
  24. 24. High School Students Participating in ILO-X HS Computer Lab ILO Web Interface Communications Link ILO on the Moon Instructions Content
  25. 25. ILO-1: Observation & Communication From the Lunar South Pole
  26. 26. Lunar South Pole – Kaguya
  27. 27. ILO Human Service Mission
  28. 28. A Role for SEA in ILOA
  29. 29. International Lunar Observatory Association  ILOA to be Based in Hawai`i  Center of Pacific Hemisphere  Bi-directional Launch Capability  Equatorial / Southern Proximity  Maintain Hawai`i Preeminence in Astrophysics for Next 100 Years
  30. 30. Mauna Kea Summit Observatories 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 Gemini North: above Gemini South: left (located at Cerro Pachón in Chile 30m Telescope (TMT)
  31. 31. ALOHA! For more information about the ILO / ILOA, contact: ILO Association 65-1230 Mamalahoa Highway, D-20 Kamuela, HI 96743 Phone 808-885-3474 Fax 808-885-3475 Email Web Keep up with our global events: Follow us on Twitter: @GalaxyForum