Saturday October 19th meeting of NSS Phoenix will feature: Larry Kaler. Teach Space flight Principles & Dynamic forces to Overcome Limiting Beliefs. Then Space Week! 2 Outings and NSSPHX Conference Meeting Call Times TBA.

3rd Saturday October 19th meeting of NSS Phoenix will feature: Larry Kaler Introducing Skyword – Interactive teaching in Space flight principles & dynamic forces to overcome limiting beliefs and achieve goals!

The October 19th meeting of the Phoenix Chapters of the National Space Society and the Moon SocietSKYWORDy will be at our usual time (11 am) and location at the Humanist Community Center in Mesa (627 W. Rio Salado Blvd (formerly 8th St.), Mesa, AZ, 85201). Larry Kaler is retired from The Boeing Company after a 26 year management career in various space, defense, and commercial programs. My roles at Boeing were on the support side of those programs including Human Resources, Finance, Business Management, Payroll, Facilities, Security & Fire Protection. One of my favorite experiences was going in to K-12 classrooms representing The Boeing Company to students and providing information and inspiration related to careers in aerospace.

Larry is currently pursuing his strong passion helping youth develop a belief system and mindset to realize that anything is possible. To that end, I’ve developed an interactive board game that uses space flight as the theme to help high school students develop the confidence and motivation to pursue and achieve higher goals. While the learning game has many applications in a student’s life, the one that stands out most for him relative to NSS’s mission is to help students who are inspired by space exploration but may have apprehension to pursue their interest simply because they fear taking challenging STEM coursework. As a country, the United States ranks 38th out of the 40 most advanced nations in the world graduating people with STEM degrees. What a difference it could make if we can get more of our youth to believe in themselves!

Larry will be sharing more on his aerospace background and then introduce my First Edition space-themed Skyword board game to your NSS members.  Our group would experience first-hand how the underlying principles and dynamic forces of overcoming limiting beliefs and achieving goals is so much like space flight in addition, how the format makes learning and application both fun and inspiring.

REMINDER: Space Week is this month Oct. 4 – 10 for event listing The 2019 theme is “The Moon:  Gateway to the Stars.” Find more info at https://www.worldspaceweek.org/  No events are planned in AZ. So to pay a small tribute we will take advantage of this event happening that week at ASU!

NSS Outing: we will be attending ASU’s Science Fiction TV Dinner: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ featuring special guests Ted Pavlic and Alexandrina Agloro!

Tue, October 8, 2019 MST 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. This is a free event; however, please RSVP for planning purposes they are providing dinner. There is an invite link with reservation for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-fiction-tv-dinner-star-trek-discovery-tickets-71708815999

Let’s meet up during the reception and go in together from there. Dinner will be for the first 150 guests first come first serve basis. A special notice is posted on ASU’s website regarding **Water Bottles**: To cut down on waste and make our events more environmentally friendly, we will no longer offer disposable plastic bottles. Instead, we will have water bottle filling stations available, so please bring your own reusable container! We also ask that you bring a re-sealable container (like a screw-top bottle, flask, or covered tumbler) to help us avoid spills.

The hosts are by ASU Center for Science and the Imagination this event is held at the Marston Exploration Theater is located on the first floor of ASU’s Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4) 781 S Terrace Rd, Tempe, AZ 85287. Currently there is not an itinerary for events but generally the outline for this event follows this format below:

  • 5:30 PM Reception food and meet and greet with ASU’s Student Organizations
  • 6:30 PM Welcome remarks
  • 6:35 PM Screening
  • 8:00 PM A short talk then Audience Q&A with Ted Pavlic, associate director of research at ASU’s Biomimicry Center and assistant professor in engineering and sustainability, and Alexandrina

There is a free bus service called ORBIT http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/public-works/transportation/bus/orbit that is available. This event would be on Jupiter ORBIT route it runs every 15 minutes. Just an FYI in case you may be interested.

Business meeting: October 17th TBA  (Video Conference Call Meeting) New Volunteers are encouraged to call in to this online meeting. Please join us even if you cannot stay for the full time. Many of our members are traveling and It is my hope we can get most of you to attend. The expected run time 90 minutes. An Email will be sent with more info to our regular mailing list. Please email me at Phyllis.Redhair2012@gmail.com to be added if you wish to attend.

Agenda Fall and Winter 2019

Discuss possibility of occasionally sending more than one monthly newsletter per month. Due to late responses and other activities NSS does that come up last minute but are just as fun and important for members to attend.  (if you cannot attend and want to have your voice heard on this issue please email me a response so we can read it at our next meeting)

NSS November Outreach: We are going to Space Vision! If you plan on attending please let me know if you might have some availability to visit and host our booth. I plan on being there all 3 days. We will discuss more at our business meeting.

Monthly: MCC Planetarium Show in Mesa Volunteer opportunity (volunteers needed to table event and learn how to run a planetarium!)

Monthly: Meeting at HSGP Need possibly a Speaker for December 2019 and February 2020 no speaker March 2020 due to Space Up, Need speaker for Yuri Night and Representative at HSGP

Then a quick overview of upcoming gatherings.

  • October: TBA maybe 16 or 17 for a dinner meeting AIAA
  • November: Space Vision Thurs Nov 7th – Sat Nov 9 (volunteers needed to table event)
  • November: Apollo 12 (International online Celebration) Nov 14 – 20th
  • November TBA online (International online Celebration) Event World Space Party
  • December: Christmas Party
  • TBA Joint Outing to art exhibit with AIAA
  • January: Aerospace day at the CAPITOL
  • January:  TBA Base11 Space Challenge. Joint event with Helios Rocketry project (ASU students)
  • February:  2020 SciTech Festival at the Buckeye Air Fair February 8th from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Buckeye Airport. (Volunteers needed to table event)
  • March: Space Up 2020 Venue: Mesa Community college TBA time Overview 2019. Timeline of Planning Meetings discussed. (volunteers needed)
  • April: Yuri Night 2020 Venue: Spokes Restaurant Tempe Timeline of Meetings discussed. (volunteers needed)

Other Spacy events of interest:  play “Silent Sky” at the Az Theat company Nov 14- Dec 1.

I am including Early November items in this so the announcement is not delayed      — due to other delays in confirmed events. —

NSS Outing: November Astronomy night and “Wayfinders” Waves, Winds, & Stars (from Bishop Museum) Planetarium Show in Mesa Presented By Mesa Community College Planetarium Friday, November 1st at 6:00pm AZ The Tickets are 3 dollars Time Online sale ends: 11/01/19 at 5:00pm AZ Time located at Mesa Community College Planetarium  Southern & Dobson campus Mesa, AZ 85202 Info Line 480-461-7027. Find out more by visiting their website also on how to get free tickets. At:  https://www.purplepass.com/?inref=www.google.com#192740/Mesa_Community_College_Planetarium-%22Wayfinders%22_Planetarium_Show-Mesa_Community_College_Planetarium-November-01-2019.html

MCC Astronomy Nights include planetarium shows, telescope viewing, information tables, hands-on activities, and more! Planetarium shows and indoor activities occur rain or shine, but telescope viewing of the night sky is only offered when the sky is clear. (https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/physical-science/astronomy/planetarium)

NSS Monthly Outreach will be at 2019 Arizona STEM and Innovation Summit in Scottsdale. September 17th, 2019.

* Update from the newsletter our outreach was also cancelled unfortunately with a group of others also at SciTech. However we stayed to show support for our space advocate friends who have visited us and members.

The usual general meeting September 21st on Saturday at the humanist center is [also,] unfortunately cancelled.

[from previous announcement] Instead we will take advantage of an outreach opportunity by hosting a table exercise for A Mars Constitution at the 2019 Arizona STEM and Innovation Summit in Scottsdale hosted by the SciTech Institute. At 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The venue is at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts East 2nd Street Scottsdale, AZ United States general admission is $35.00 per person. please see their website for the other rates listed for this event.  You can visit here at https://azscitech.events.

NSS Summer Break August 2019 & 800 Facebook likes

This Month’s event we will not have a regular meeting at the Humanist Center, we will take advantage of the last moments of August for this year’s summer break. Again, I wish you all happy memories as you are with your families and friends.

Past event:  After June Announcement posting additions! June (NSS Outreach) Arizona Science Center Special Event Girls in STEM had guest speakers NSS PHX President Phyllis Redhair and our NSS PHX Vice President Clelia Tommi support young ladies interested in STEM fields.

Other unlisted (NSS Action) for August events: More Legislative Action!

Volunteer Opportunity:  If you are interested in promoting a space faring civilization with us. please email me at Phyllis.redhair2012@gmail.com with the subject line as NSS Volunteers. We will be planning our next presence at Space Vision 2019 and a few more outreach events this year. As well as Space Up Phx 2020 and Yuri Night Phx 2020

Thank you for all your kind support for National Space Society of Phoenix. we had hit a special highlight for Facebook on our Original Facebook Page. the link for the Original Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/The-National-Space-Society-Of-Phoenix-58141459593/

800 likes

For the most current active and last minute get together and space chat on Facebook. Please join us at  Space Societies of Phoenix with our partner the Moon Society https://www.facebook.com/groups/Moonsociety/?ref=bookmarks

Other last minute social gatherings are at Meet up with our Partner Everyday Spacer https://www.meetup.com/EverydaySpacer-com6/events/

Also Search National Space Society of Phoenix and like us on  Twitter, Facebook, Linked in, YouTube, & Eventbrite

Phyllis Redhair
NSS Phoenix Chapter President

NSS PHX July 17-21 Celebrates Apollo 11 with (Six) 50th anniversary Events

Apollo 50 year logoOur NSS Regular meeting for July is replaced with (Six) Apollo 11 Celebration Activities for that week. 

NSS Outing: we will be attending ASU’s Movie Night event on Wed, July 17, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM MST in ISTB4 School of Earth and Space Exploration for Apollo 11 Mission 50th Anniversary Celebration Movie This is a free event; however, please RSVP for planning purposes. There is an invite link with reservation for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apollo-11-mission-50th-anniversary-celebration-movie-night-tickets-63084134344

Let’s meet up during the reception and go in together from there. Also, to communicate in case we split up or get lost go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Moonsociety/?ref=bookmarks I’ll be putting up a post for a group chat to ask questions or find out where we are if you’re late or loose contact.

The hosts are The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team and the School of Earth and Space Exploration.  Held at the Marston Exploration Theater is located on the first floor of ASU’s Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4) 781 S Terrace Rd, Tempe, AZ 85287.

Schedule of Events:  Wednesday

  • 5:30 PM Reception and meet and greet with ASU’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera and the LunaH-Map mission teams
  • 6:30 PM Welcome remarks from Dr. Robinson, Principal Investigator of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
  • 6:35 PM Screening of Apollo 11
  • 8:00 PM Audience Q&A with Moon exploration experts from the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera and the NASA LunaH-Map mission teams
  • There is a free bus service called ORBIT http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/public-works/transportation/bus/orbit that is available. This event would be on Jupiter ORBIT route it runs every 15 minutes. Just an FYI in case you may be interested.

NSS Outreach: Friday, July 19, Science with a Twist: Apollo-palooza 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Arizona Science Center Special Talk: Apollo at Fifty with guest speaker, Mike Mackowski of the National Space Society of Phoenix in the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater | 7 p.m. Michael J. Mackowski is an electrical systems engineer at Orbital ATK who has been in the spacecraft design and development business for nearly forty years. He has worked on such programs as Landsat 8, the Fermi and Swift gamma ray observatories, the Iridium communications satellite constellation, several NASA science satellites, and the Space Shuttle. He was with McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company in St. Louis from 1977 until 1992.

Mike was co-founder of the original St. Louis Space Frontier and is the former President of the Phoenix chapters of the National Space Society and the Moon Society, Mr. Mackowski also is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, and a member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists. Tickets are $12 Non-Members | FREE to Arizona Science Center Members*   General admission does not include parking, special exhibitions or events, presentations in the Dorrance Planetarium, or shows in the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater. Online Price Adults (18+) $18 Walk up price Adults (18+) $19.95. https://www.azscience.org/science-with-a-twist-apollo-palooza/ . Please remember to have money for parking fees; the closest parking is in the Heritage Garage.

NSS Outreach: Saturday, July 19th & 20th, at Arizona Science Center for Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Arizona Science Center will be hosting a variety of events and activities for the public, focused on the Apollo achievement and current happenings in space exploration.

There will be other spacey themed entertainments like Grand Tour of the Solar System in the Dorrance Planetarium. And a film – Apollo 11: First Steps Edition, playing exclusively in the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater. They have hands on activities and demonstrations like Stomp Straw Rockets, space walk, dry ice comets solar art and more. Part of this will be collaboration with NASA where they will likely feature Arizona Science Center in a live broadcast.

We’re invited with local aerospace-related companies like The Boeing Company, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Siemens, and others. Our organization will be a part of the events by hosting an information table.  ASC is stating that this is a month long celebration for and is to be the “BIGGEST Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration in Arizona.”  Set up with be from 9am and is to run to 5pm for each day. *

General admission does not include parking, special exhibitions or events, presentations in the Dorrance Planetarium, or shows in the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater. Online Price Adults (18+) $18 Child (3-17) $13 Walk up price Adults (18+) $19.95 | Child (3-17) $14.95 Please let me know ASAP Phyllis.Redhair2012 (at) Gmail. com if you would like to join in and also host the table for NSS.

Find more info here – https://www.azscience.org/events-programs/signature-events/apollo-11-50th-anniversary-celebration/  Please remember to have money for parking fees, the closest parking is in the Heritage Garage.

NSS Outing: Saturday Jul 20th Space Day! At Chase Field: Thinking of going to the game? Join Mike at Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers Section 126 at Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, 5:10 PM.  Game Highlight: Space Day! Promotion: Nick “Ahmed on the Moon” Bobble head // courtesy of Raytheon, for questions or more information, please contact Ticket Services at (602) 514-8400 or tickets@dbacks.com. Some Space informational tables will be there also for Space Day.

NSS International Social:  Sunday July 21 “Breakfast on the Moon” from 7:00AM-9:00 AM PDT, which is the same time MST for us. Join in for this Apollo 11 anniversary online Celebration and see other NSS Chapter members from around the world in an online celebration with our gang at a local Starbucks, Located at 2802 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016. You will have an opportunity to celebrate this historic event by raising your coffee with a world toast. Hear from the Honorable Dr. Ami Bera, Vice-Chair of the United States House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, We will also have speakers from around the world and video. Come join us for a chance to see in real time many space enthusiasts, professionals, and leaders working to create our new future as well as our hope for the future to celebrate all mankind’s greatest achievement.

NSS Social:  Sunday July 21 in observance of the Apollo 11 anniversary. BBQ at the Mackowski’s food and drinks are provided which are likely to have a Wisconsin theme (think cheese, brats, craft beer from the Midwest) and a space theme (think space Oreos, a moon cake, etc.). The invitation is for members of Phoenix NSS chapter, Moon Society, AIAA core group (i.e., officers, committee chairs, etc.) and friends of the group. Please RSVP for planning purposes to michael.mackowski@gmail.com. Attendees are welcome to bring a side dish or beverage or dessert but that is not required.

See you during this historic event.

Phyllis Redhair Chapter President of the National Space Society of Phoenix

Saturday, June 15th NSS of Phoenix will be Featuring, Lev Horodyskyj, Ph.D.

Greetings Space Enthusiast,

It is my great pleasure to resume our regular meetings at the Humanist Center this coming Saturday, June 15th, NSS of Phoenix Meeting will Feature Lev Horodyskyj, Ph.D.: Astrobiologist and educational innovator, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University. He is also founder of Science voices.

The January 19th meeting of the Phoenix Chapters of the National Space Society and the Moon Society will be at our usual time (11 am) and location at the Humanist Community Center in Mesa (627 W. Rio Salado Blvd (formerly 8th St.), Mesa, AZ, 85201).

NSS was given a special opportunity to host a special panel at Fan Fusion. Clelia Tommi led discussions for Mars Constitution which was an interactive discussion that included roll playing colonist to navigate a new world and its future. other panelist were Greg Rucker, Brian Hack and Phyllis Redhair.

NSS Phoenix also was kindly offered a portion of the information table in the Science Hall to give out Magazines and NSS fliers. I want to thank members who contributes personally to Fan Fusion of their own decision to promote space it is greatly appreciated.

For July and August our chapter takes the summer off on the regular speaker meeting. Please let me know if you want to do a meeting in August since there has been lots of delay time for regular meetings. otherwise we will do our regular NSS outreach and NSS outings and activities.

Which leads in to our July Outreach, Beginning the week of July 15th, Arizona Science Center will be hosting a variety of events and activities for the public, focused on the Apollo achievement and current happenings in space exploration. Part of this will be a collaboration with NASA where they will likely feature ASC in a live broadcast. The Phoenix Science Center has asked for NSS Phoenix to host an informational table. At this Celebration.  Please let me know if there is a talk you would like me to suggest as they hinted at possible programing that we might be able to provide.

See you Saturday!

Phyllis Redhair,  President NSS Phoenix,

Yuri Night at B2 Burgers and Brews, April 12, 2019 *2nd Friday*

The usual general meeting on the 3rd Saturday of the month, April 20th, 2019 on Saturday at the humanist center has been postponed. We encourage everyone to come to the Yuri Night Event for April 12th 2019 *Friday*. The venue is at the:  B2 Burgers and Brews in Chandler at W. Warner Road, Chandler, AZ 85225, Time: from 5pm to 10pm

Join space enthusiasts to celebrate the historiyurisnightphoenix2019c event on April 12, 1961 when Yuri Gagarin became the first person to orbit the Earth. Since Yuri’s Night is the World Space Party. Every April 12th the world comes together to dream about where we’re going, explore where we are, and celebrate where we’ve been. To celebrate the anniversary of this milestone in space exploration, NSS Phoenix, RealTimeSTEAM, Moon Society, & AIAA is having a Yuri’s Night (YN) event this coming April 12. See these links  http://yuriphx.net/styled/index.html for more information and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/Drinks/yuris-night-in-arizona-2019/3152372311446957/ . For global Yuri’s Night celebration info http://yuriphx.net/styled/index.html

See you at the Party!

Phyllis Redhair

Chapter President NSS Phoenix

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