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ISU will Host the First “Galaxy Forum Europe 2013” on April 5, 2013

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STRASBOURG, France (March 19, 2013) – The International Space University (ISU) and The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) organize the first “Galaxy Forum Europe 2013”. This free, one-day, program exclusively for teachers and journalists will be devoted to Galaxy Astronomy and 21st Century Education in Europe. This event will be hosted by the International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, on April 5, 2013. We are delighted to announce that our special guest will be astronaut and veteran of three NASA Space Shuttle missions, Jean-François Clervoy.

The Galaxy Forum Europe 2013 aims to keep abreast of the most up-to-date developments in Science, Technology, Space or Astronomy. Furthermore participants will have the possibility to develop relations and collaborations with other European teachers and professional scientists.

Program for “Galaxy Forum Europe 2013”(subject to changes)

09:30-10:00 – Registration
10:00-10:15 – Welcome by ILOA and ISU representatives

10:15-11:15 – “Galaxy Forum Europe 2013” Core Presentation:

  • “Dark Matter in Galaxies” by Dr. Benoit Famaey, Strasbourg Observatory 

11:30-13:00 – “Galaxy Forum Europe 2013” Core Workshops:

  • “The Radio Universe” by Professor Joachim Koppen, Strasbourg Observatory and ISU 
  • “Experimental Microgravity” by Associate Professor Hugh Hill, ISU 

13:00-14:00 – Lunch (sponsored by ILOA)

14:00-16:30 – “Galaxy Forum Europe 2013” Core Presentations:

  • “ILOA” by Steve Durst of ILOA Galaxy Forum, USA 
  • “Galaxy Zoo” by Steve Durst 
  • “Visit an actual space capsule: the Excaliber Almaz spacecraft at ISU” by ISU Faculty 

16:30-17:00 – “Galaxy Forum Europe 2013” Core Presentation:

  • “Session with astronaut, Jean-François Clervoy” 

17:00-17:30 – Closing ceremony and presentation of “Galaxy Forum Europe 2013 Certificates of Participation” by Jean-François Clervoy

Please, note that all presentations and workshops will be conducted in English.

For further information or to register for “Galaxy Forum Europe 2013” (before 2nd April 2013), please contact Hugh Hill ([email protected]) or call +33 (0)3 88 65 54 30.

The International Space University (ISU), founded in 1987 in Massachusetts, US and now headquartered in Strasbourg, France, is the world’s premier international space education institution. It is supported by major space agencies and aerospace organizations from around the world. The graduate level programs offered by ISU are dedicated to promoting international, interdisciplinary and intercultural cooperation in space activities. ISU programs are delivered by over 100 ISU faculty members in concert with invited industry and agency experts from institutions around the world. Since its funding, 25 years ago, more than 3500 students from over 100 countries graduated from ISU.

The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), is an international, non-profit-making organization devoted to advancing human knowledge of the universe through observation from our Moon. With this objective, ILOA has been building a global series of workshops known as “Galaxy Forums”. These free events bring world-renowned astronomers and space professionals to educators and the general public. Interactive panel discussions always follow and efforts are made to integrate local perspectives and traditional knowledge. Galaxy Forums have been held in the USA (Hawaii, Kansas, New York, Silicon Valley), as well as Canada, China, India, Japan and Africa.

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Hugh Hill
Associate Professor of Space Science
International Space University
Strasbourg Central Campus
Parc d’Innovation
67400 Illkirch-Graffenstaden
Tel.: +33 (0)3 88 65 54 30
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 65 54 47
E-mail: [email protected]

Steve Durst
Galaxy Forum
Int. Lunar Observatory Association
65-1230 Mamalahoa Hwy, D20
Kamuela, HI 96743 USA
Tel.: +1 808 885 3474
Fax: +1 808 885 3475
Email: [email protected]