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Galaxy Forum Hawai`i 2017 - Kona “Maunakea and Hawai’i 21st Century Astronomy / Education”

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Event date: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 09:30
Full Address: 
King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel – Courtyard Marriott
Cost: 
Free
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
808-885-3474
Details: 
Galaxy Forum Hawai`i 2017 - Kona “Maunakea and Hawai’i 21st Century Astronomy / Education” ***Featuring A Presentation by Mayor Harry Kim*** Sponsored by: International Lunar Observatory Association Space Age Publishing Company Saturday 09:30-11:30am, April 8, 2017 King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel – Courtyard Marriott Galaxy Forum Background: Galaxy Forum is the primary education and outreach initiative of ILOA, it is a global architecture designed to advance 21st Century science, education, enterprise and development around the world. Galaxy Forums are public events usually 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 civil society, culture and traditional knowledge. Interactive panel discussions allow for community participation and integration of local perspectives. Galaxy Forum Stats: - Over 70 Galaxy Forums, with over 300 presentations to date. - Held in 26 locations worldwide including Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York. - Started with Galaxy Forum USA, July 4, 2008 in Silicon Valley, California. ILOA is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to expand human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon and to participate in internationally cooperative lunar base build-out, with Aloha – the spirit of Hawai`i. It sponsors, with affiliate Space Age Publishing Co., an education and outreach program known as Galaxy Forum. These are public events with presentations, panel discussions and attendee participation. Efforts are made to integrate local cultures, perspectives, and traditional knowledge. Galaxy Forums have been held in Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Canada, China, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe, Africa, Chile, Brazil, Kansas and New York.