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December 5-11, 2011 / Vol 30, No 49 / Hawai`i Island, USA

2 Dec 2011, 21:24 UTC
December 5-11, 2011 / Vol 30, No 49 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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2011 Galaxy Forum Program to Galactivate Asia 21st Century Education, Lunar Science Initiatives
Galaxy Forum returns to Asia this week for the 10th and 11th events of its ambitious 2011 program. On December 8, Galaxy Forum China-Beijing will feature presentations by China Lunar Exploration Program chief lunar scientist Ziyuan Ouyang, former SHAO Director Shuhua Ye, academicians Xiangqun Cui and Jiansheng Chen, astronomers Ming Zhu and Maohai Huang, and NAOC outreach educator Guo Hongfeng. Over 100 high school teachers from the Beijing area are expected to attend the all-day event at the National Astronomical Observatories of China. Then on Saturday, Dec 10, the Galaxy Forum program returns to Japan. NewSpace entrepreneur Misuzu Onuki will moderate the forum at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan, in Tokyo. Featured speakers include Hidehiko Agata of NAOJ and Junya Terazono of the University of Aizu, and Toshiaki Takemae of JAXA and the Young Astronauts Club. International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) Founding Director Steve Durst and renowned artist and Galaxy Garden Hawaii creator Jon Lomberg will also be presenting at both events. Sponsored by ILOA, Galaxy Forum has emerged as a world-class program helping to advance 21st Century Education by ...

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