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


Space Up Event March 23rd, 2019 Saturday, *4th Saturday* 9am – 3pm

The usual general meeting March 16th on Saturday at the humanist center has been postponed.   This event for Space Up venue is at the :  Mesa Community College, Physical Sciences Building  1833 W Southern Ave  Mesa, AZ 85202,  Time: March 23rd, 2019, We will have speakers talk for about 20 min. we have info on our last planning meeting below also March 9th *2nd Saturday.

There is an excellent description of how a SpaceUp works here:  http://www.spaceupla.org/a-day-at-spaceup/ , our webpage: http://spaceupphx.org/

Please Register $5.00 have our listing here if you want to see more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spaceup-phoenix-2019-tickets-56586962127

The idea is to be as spontaneous as possible. Traditional Powerpoint presentations are discouraged (but not forbidden) and things like panel, round-tables, demos, etc., are encouraged. The event will be “seeded” with several people willing and ready to give talks. While every attendee is urged to give a talk (or plan a session of just questions!) we will have speakers who are experts on space exploration to ensure the time you spend at SpaceUp Phoenix is worthwhile and who can also answer your questions and be on your panels. The whole vibe is very fun and informal.

space up 2019 flyer $5

Join other space enthusiasts, professionals, advocates, students, educators and scientists to talk about space.!  At a SpaceUp unconference, you decide the topics, schedule and structure of the session. How? Everyone who attends SpaceUp is encouraged to join a discussion, propose a topic or give a talk. We will have some scheduled keynotes from local space scientists & technologists. Professional Development credit for K-12 teachers sponsored by RealTimeSTEAM.

Here’s a look at what A Day at SpaceUp looks like. Here’s one of our keynotes from SpaceUp Phoenix 2015.

Our featured keynote speakers include:

Sian Proctor, Ph.D.: Analog astronaut and geoscience professor currently appearing as a STEM demo expert on the Science Channel’s show Strange Evidence.

Moheeb Zara:  Co-Founder, Autonomous Space Agency Network (ASAN), hardware hacker, developer, artist, designer, fabricator.

Arizona Spaceport Alliance: Non-profit effort focused on establishing world-class spaceport options in the State of Arizona.

Lev Horodyskyj, Ph.D.: Astrobiologist and educational innovator, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University.

Don Jacques : Veteran of the USAF & Founder of EarthSeed, Inc, author of “EarthSeed: Settling Space in This Generation,” creator of the mobile Closed Ecological Life Support System Demonstrator.

Troy Howe, Ph.D.: Specialist in Propulsion and Electrical Power for Deep Space Missions and owner of How Industries, dedicated to researching new and exciting technologies related to advanced power generation methods.

Plus you’ll need to Bring your favorite cup for coffee or water. then, sign up to get our newsletter http://eepurl.com/bGk6Cf

Last NSS Space Up Planning meeting March 9th, 2019 Saturday, *2th Saturday*

Lastly, We will gather for a Business meeting at the Blue Adobe at 144 N Country Club Dr, Mesa 85201. Saturday March 9th   about  4pm to 5:30 pm We ask that you attend if you’re curious and/or help support our chapter.  The NSS Business meeting is the last Space Up gathering before the event. We will review progress and any final arrangements. * Please attend if you are helping to organize these events. Or can just volunteer.

Our sponsors:

National Space Society Page  https://NSSphoenix.com

Real Time Steam https://realtimesteam.org/

Moon Society http://www.msphx.org/

Mesa Community College https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/physical-science

Other Websites connected to Space Up Phoenix

We are Registered and there is an excellent description of how a Space Up works here:  http://www.spaceupla.org/a-day-at-spaceup/

Space up webpage: http://spaceupphx.org/

Space up Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SpaceUpPhoenix/

Space up Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpaceUpPhoenix

Space up Event Brite – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spaceup-phoenix-2019-tickets-56586962127

Space up on Meetup – https://www.meetup.com/EverydaySpacer-com6/events/

See you at the Conference.

Phyllis Redhair President.


NSS Business Meeting Feb 23, 2019 Saturday, *4th Saturday*

Greetings Enthusiast,

The general meeting this coming Saturday at the humanist center has been postponed. However, We will gather for a Business meeting at the Blue Adobe at 144 N Country Club Dr, Mesa 85201. Saturday February 23rd.  about  1pm to 2:30 pm We ask that you attend if you’re curious and/or help support our chapter.  The NSS Business meeting to discuss this spring events on Yuri Night and Space Up and individual progress on these projects. * Please note the date change as I have had many express the 3rd Saturday for February for unavailability. It’s too close to Valentines  * Please attend if you are helping to organize these events. Lots to go over.

Also, here is a re-post for help from one of our members

Hello everyone!

Last year or so, the Astronomy club at Glendale Community College had formed a sub-group to work towards building a Radio Telescope and conducting Radio Astronomy at the main campus.

While our progress has been slow due to us being students and needing to analyze what it is that we wish to do, we are planning to start asking around for experts, asking about experiences with radio astronomy, as well as asking what we should attempt to observe.

If you happen to have the answers to those three types of questions we are exploring, I would love to gather those answers and present them to the group at our next meeting in two weeks.

If you do not, I would still love to invite you to visit our group or the ASTRO club’s Stargazing events on March 22nd and April 5th at the GCC North Campus at 7PM.

Hope 2019 has been good to all of you so far.

Here is a 15 minute video I created to help summarize the group’s discussions up to yesterday’s meeting as well as present a framework for us to work on as the Spring semester continues.

Ad Astra… or, in this case… Astra Videbimus,(I am hoping that I correctly said “We shall look at the stars”)
Brian Hack

Meeting Agenda

  • Chapter Business:
    • Old business
    • 2018 Chapter Reports
    • Financial Report  Chapter Dues
    • Online media update
    • Puerto Rico Update
    • New Business
  • Space up
    • Venue: Mesa Community College
    • Job Assignments: food table, speaker timer,
    • Items to discuss
      • Registration table
      • Food / Snacks table
      • Web pages and  promo’s
      • Flyers
      • Speakers did you get them
      • Planetarium show?
      • Professional Development?
  • Yuri Night
    • Venue: B2 Burgers
    • Webpage and Facebook page
    • Activities
    • Speaker
    • Giveaways
    • Cake
    • Astronaut cut-out
  • 50 year celebration for Apollo 11 (Online event)
    • So far 5 chapter participation including Germany and India
    • Broadcast media possibly on YouTube

See you 4th Saturday!

Phyllis Redhair
NSS Phoenix Chapter President

Visit National Space Society at State Capitol for Aerospace day! & Join NSS Outing at ISTB4 for OSIRIS-REx

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM. NSS of Phoenix Outing will be Arizona Aerospace Day at the Capitol! Hosted by Aerospace States Association- Arizona Chapter

 “Arizona Aerospace Day” at the Capitol is on the public schedule. Tues., January 29th 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. At 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007  Go to Eventbrite for your ticket.

There is no charge to visit the event and meet the representatives present from the various organizations and state representatives.  Also visit our NSS Booth and find out more about us.  “ASA Arizona Aerospace Day” is a great a way to see what aerospace companies in Arizona are doing.

** This is an outdoor event.  The event area will be at the Arizona State Capitol House Lawn.  Be sure to dress for the weather, people typically are dressed in business casual dress to business suits. This is Business event to network and see some beautiful displays.

** Items you may need are Business cards, and possibly parking money.  Sandwiches were provided  last year. However, if you are not coming early may it may be best to eat before you arrive. There were no food stands to purchase snacks once there.

** There seems to be adequate free parking at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, and some free parking at the capitol. Again, please bring money just in case, you possibly need 20 dollars for parking. Or A bus day pass for the light rail if you plan on trying to go as cheap as possible. (I believe its 4 dollars per person, most circle K sell them, grocery stores or go kiosk.

Current sponsors include: Northrop Grumman , AZ Tech Council, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, and  Embry Riddle. A tentative schedule is as follows (with events around the area to be added, including a remote pilot course):

January 29, 2019

  • 9:00am- 10:30am- Exhibit Set-up
  • 11:00am-2:00pm – Exhibits Open/Legislative Lunch
  • 2:00pm- 3:00pm  – Resolutions to Declare Arizona Aerospace Day
  • 3:00pm- 5:00pm  – ASA-Arizona Chapter Annual Meeting

nss-header1.jpgNSS Outing Thu, January 31, 2019 : “OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission: The latest images and updates from the asteroid Bennu”

Our next event will be a NSS Phoenix Outing; we will be attending : “OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission: The latest images and updates from the asteroid Bennu” Thu, January 31, 2019 from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This is a free event; however, please RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/osiris-rex-mission-latest-images-and-updates-tickets-54656101872?aff=erelconmlt.

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.

This is a free event. The hosts are the School of Earth and Space Exploration.  Held 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.

The speakers are: OSIRIS-REx mission team members Phil Christensen and Devin Schrader of ASU and Vicky Hamilton of the Southwest Research Institute

Our NSS Point of Contact will be Athena Robert NSS Treasurer she will have a badge and be around the ISTB4 just before the show if you want to meet up and sit together and enjoy the show.  There is an invite link with reservation for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/osiris-rex-mission-latest-images-and-updates-tickets-54656101872?aff=erelconmlt


See you on our outings and Ad Astra!

Phyllis Redhair Chapter President

Saturday, January 19th, NSS of Phoenix Meeting will Feature Karyn MacVean, Presenting her talk on “Arizona’s Commercial Space Now & Progress on an AZ Spaceport.”

NSS of Phoenix will be Featuring Karyn MacVean – Co – Founder, Arizona Spaceport Alliance, where she currently services at Vice President and Secretary.  Arizona’s Commercial Space, Now & Progress on an AZ Spaceport. She is a commercial real estate advisor with a focus on Aerospace and Space commercial development. Find out what Arizona’s contributes to the space industry now and in the future. Ad Astra!
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).
During the Monthly Meeting: NSS Phoenix Chapter Elections – Saturday, January 19th
It’s been two years since the current slate of officers took over running the Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society and so we are due for another election. We need to select four officers for the two-year term. Our by-laws state that we need to have a slate by December 15 with the voting at the January meeting.
Most of our current officers have expressed an interest in continuing (thank you!) but we have an opening in the vice president position (Al is taking a break) and all positions are open for nominations (and feel free to nominate yourself). Our current officers are:

President Phyllis Redhair
Vice President Clelia Tommi
Secretary Greg Rucker
Treasurer Athena Roberts

If you are interested in nominating someone for any position, please contact Mike Mackowski by replying to his email sent previously or come to our meeting this December. Note that officers must be members of the National Space Society at the time they take office (January).

By Mike Mackowski-Nominating Committee Chair

After the Meeting our Rescheduled Business Meeting: Saturday, January 19th
After the Meeting we will be discussing our upcoming projects in order prepare. We are hoping to prepare for a large PR push to attract more members. During the business meeting also we will discuss Spring 2018 chapter reports and a few changes to our treasury. Location will be determined after the meeting. Please bring ideas on where you want to eat if you plan on attending and we’ll have a quick decision after or we will be going to our new place down the road at Blue Agave.

Phyllis Redhair
NSS Phoenix Chapter President