International Moon Day Group The United Nations approved the creation of the International Moon Day (IMD) as an annual educational, cultural and scientific event. The International Moon Day is observed annually on 20 July to raise awareness among the public and generate support for sustainable Moon Exploration and Utilization, with the first celebration taking place …
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We are proud to present the new International Moon Day logo! The logo was seletion was a result of the IMD Logo Competition, and the winner was selected from more than 60 entries! Congratulations to the winner of the competition is Mohammed Afzal Rafiq, from India! We would like to thank our Judges for the …
Cosmonaut and Asteroid Day Vice Chair, Dr. Dorin Prunariu presented the MVA and the International Moon Day during the Asteroid Day celebration.
The Chair of IMD- G was honored to present International Moon Day at the International Space Development Conference in Washington, DC. The theme for ISDC 2022 is Living In Space. The ISDC is where space leaders, astronauts, enthusiasts, and the next generations of young students and professionals gather each year. Regular features include talks by government …
International Moon Day 2022 Theme
Lunar Exploration Coordination & Sustainability
IMD Global Events 2022
Watch the recordings, photos and read the reports of the IMD Global Events of 2022
Dr. Nasr Al-Sahhaf has over 30 years of practical experience ranging from Academic and Scientific Research to Government and Diplomacy, culminating in 2019 with the post of advisor to the Royal Private Affairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Additionally, he is an active member of Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities (GEGSLA), and serves as chair for the Responsible Governance sub -group. He was Co-Principal investigator for one of the largest projects at the time at NASA/Ames Research Center in California, resulting in the optimum design for windows (Contributions of Windows and Isovists to the Judged Spaciousness of Simulated Crew Cabins) in what later became known as the cupola in the International Space Station.
Dr. Al-Sahhaf proudly represented his country at the UN Committee for Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) in 2008, and established the National Space Geodesy Center, KACST in 2009. Realizing that the Middle East was devoid of any GPS-like system of its own, Dr. Al-Sahhaf then set out to establish 16 Continuous Operating Receiver Stations (CORS) at less than 500 km apart (as phase one of three to culminate in a total of 66 CORS) and was the principal investigator for (COGNET) the first of its kind project in the region. Also, under his supervision a team of engineers and technicians was able to successfully build a much-needed atomic clock in-house, thus, reviving the Saudi Arabian Laser Ranging Observatory (SALRO).
In 2005 Dr. Al-Sahhaf established the GIS Center within the Commission for the Development of Mecca, Medinah, and the Holy Sites, and served for 2 years as its director. Prior to that he served as Assistant Professor at the Space Research Institute in Riyadh. Dr. Al-Sahhaf holds several scientific degrees including one in business management from St. Martin’s, three in engineering, two from University of Washington, Seattle, as well as a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000, and was a graduate of the inaugural class of the International Space University at MIT in 1988.
Global Network Coordinator
Bernadette Detera is a Masters degree holder in System Engineering from Keio University, Japan with research experience in big data analysis and remote sensing for societal applications and disaster management.
Prior to this, she worked as a Management Consultant supporting SMEs from various industries.
Bernadette is a space advocate and an active member of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) promoting space education and capacity-building activities for young space professionals. She is currently the Regional Coordinator for Asia-Pacific in SGAC and has also served as the National Point of Contact for the Philippines.
Acting Executive Secretary & Media Coordinator
Glafki Antoniou holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Cyprus, and has experience as a Project Architect for large scale urban projects.
For the past three years, she is the Management Support of the Moon Village Association.