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February 23 – March 1, 2015 / Vol 34, No 8 / Hawai`i Island, USA

20 Feb 2015, 21:04 UTC
February 23 – March 1, 2015 / Vol 34, No 8 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Southeast Asia Events Highlight Emerging Regional Opportunities for Pacific Space Access and Astronomy
Developing countries of Southeast Asia are actively seeking to enhance their positions, individually and cooperatively, as actors in 21st Century space access and competence. A series of events will bring regional leaders in astronomy and space development together to discuss current progress and emerging opportunities for the region to advance space access, science and education. Galaxy Forum SEA 2014 – Indonesia will take place on Feb 21 at the LAPAN office in Jawa Barat. The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) and Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB)-sponsored event will feature presentations by LAPAN Head Thomas Djamaluddin (R) on Indonesia Space Activities & Ambitions, and Sabirin bin Abdullah of ANGASKA on Malaysia Space Activities. On Feb 24, another Galaxy Forum event will be held in Bangkok, Thailand with presentations from Thai astronomy and space leaders such as Boonrucksar Soonthornthum (L) of NARIT, and Narut Soontranon of GISTDA. Representatives from Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Philippines will meet with ILOA Directors on Feb 26 in Singapore for the ILOA Southeast Asia Executive Meeting. The meeting will feature updates from representatives of each of the participating SEA nations, and an ...

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