International Lunar Observatory Association

About ILOA

"The Primary Goal of the ILO Mission is to Expand Human Understanding of the Cosmos Through Observation from Our Moon."

The ILOA is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to help realize the multifunctional ILO -- to advance human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon, and to participate in lunar base build-out. The ILOA also since 2008 has co-sponsored with its Space Age Publishing Company affiliate an international series of Galaxy Forums and a Lunar Commercial Communications Workshop.


ILOA Board of Directors

Steve Durst, (Waimea, Hawai`i): Founding Director of ILOA is also Editor and Publisher of Space Age Publishing Company. Active advocate and supporter of Space and Lunar Enterprise, and 21st Century Galaxy Education.

Kimo Pihana, (Hilo, Hawaii): Native Hawaiian Kahuna and Cultural Practitioner, former Mauna Kea Ranger.

Prof. U.R. Rao, (Bangalore, India): Chairman of the Governing Council of the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad. Former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

Ziyuan Ouyang, (Beijing, China): Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Chief Scientist of Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (Chang'e program).

Jean-Luc Josset, (Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland): CEO of Space Exploration Institute. Principle Investigator of AMIE Camera which orbited the Moon aboard the ESA SMART-1 spacecraft.

Christian Veillet, (Tucson, Arizona): Astronomer. Director Of Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, Former Director of Canada France Hawaii Telescope.

Maohai Huang, (Beijing, China): Professor of Astrophysics at NAOC. Made 6 trips to Antarctica for Astrophysical research. Assistant of Chief Lunar Scientist Ziyuan Ouyang. PhD Graduate of BU.

Yuki Takahashi, (Berkeley, California): Astrophysicist, graduate of UC Berkeley, PhD research conducted on Astronomy from Antarctica. Currently working as a Radio Frequency engineer at SpaceX.

David Schrunk, (Poway, California): Doctor of Nuclear Medicine. B.S. in Aerospace Engineering & Author of The Moon: Resources, Future Development, and Settlement.

Christian Sallaberger, (Toronto, Canada): President of Canadensys Aerospace Corporation. Board of Trustee Chairman for International Space University (ISU) and Adjunct Professor at University of Toronto.

Shawna Pandya, (Edmonton, Canada): Medical Doctor. CMO for CiviGuard, Inc. ISU graduate. Research interests include space medicine and telemedicine.

Robert Richards, (Toronto, Canada): Space entrepreneur and futurist. Co-Founder of ISU, Singularity University, SEDS. Co-Founder and CEO of Moon Express & Co-chair for Exploration Committee of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.

Jeffrey A. Hoffman, (Cambridge, Massachusetts): Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, NASA Astronaut with five flights 1978-1997.

Trond Krovel, (Konstanz Area, Germany): AOCS and GNC Engineer at EADS Astrium. ISU graduate. Former President of SSETI.

Jinliang Hou, (Shanghai, China): Shanghai Astronomical Observatory CAS, Vice Director Research Center for Galaxies and Cosmology.

Peter Martinez, (Cape Town, South Africa): Space Studies Program at University of Cape Town. Formerly Division Head for Space Science & Technology at the South African Astronomical Observatory. Current Chair of South African Council for Space Affairs.

Bill Carswell, (Huntsville, Alabama): PhD in Space Materials Processing. Project Management Specialist.

Misuzu Onuki, (Tokyo, Japan): Space entrepreneur. Experience with both JAXA and commercial space initiatives. 1st non-USA citizen invited to be a SFF advocate.

Joseph Sulla, (Honokaa, Hawaii): ILOA Consultant & Former Member of ILOA Executive Committee.

Chatief Kunjaya, (East Java, Indonesia): Perkenalan Rektor Terpilih / Elected Rector 2015-2019 at Ma Chung University in East Java.

Tit Meng Lim, (Singapore): CEO of the Singapore Science Centre, Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, and 1st Vice President of the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS).

Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, (Chiang Mai, Thailand): Director of the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand.
Diego Mardones, (Santiago, Chile): Professor of Astronomy at University of Chile, Santiago.

Commander John Young (Emeritus): Retired NASA Astronaut. Longest career of any USA Astronaut, making 7 space flights over course of 42 years of service. 3 Moonwalks during Apollo 16. Piloted Gemini, Apollo Command/Service Module, Apollo Lunar Module, Lunar Roving Vehicle & Space Shuttle.


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