Galaxy Forum Architecture:
21st Century Science, Education,
Enterprise and Development
As the primary education and outreach initiative of the International Lunar Observatory Association, the Galaxy Forum program continues advancing 21st Century Education worldwide to provide greater global awareness, capabilities and action in Galaxy science, exploration and enterprise. Galaxy Forums are public events specifically geared towards high school teachers, educators, astronomers of all kinds, students and the general public. Presentations are provided by experts in the fields of astrophysics / galaxy research, space exploration and STEM education, as well as related aspects of culture and traditional knowledge. Interactive panel discussions allow for community participation and integration of local perspectives. Sixty-five Galaxy Forums with a total of almost 300 presentations have been held in 26 locations worldwide (since Galaxy Forum USA, July 4, 2008) including Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York. The 2016 schedule includes Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2016 — Kona Saturday 23 January at Astronaut Onizuka Space Center; Galaxy Forum Japan 2016 — Tokyo Saturday 20 February at NAOJ Mitaka Campus, Tokyo, Japan; Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2016 — Indonesia Wednesday 24 February at SkyWorld, Jakarta, Indonesia; and Galaxy Forum ...