*** May Event ***

Dear Space Enthusiasts,

NSS Phoenix is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Event Title & Type:            Monthly NSS of Phoenix Meeting for May

Location:                              Phoenix, Arizona USA

Venue:                                   Virtual Zoom Presentation Event

Date and Time:                   May 15, 2021 – 11:00AM to 1:00PM (Arizona Time)

Topic:                                     General Discussion on the Space Shuttle Program with Q&A

                                                Moderated by Michael Mackowski

Moderator:                          

Michael Mackowski:

Michael Mackowski is the current Secretary of the NSS Phoenix Chapter. He is also a Past President of the Chapter.   

Topic: NSS Phoenix Speaker Meeting (3rd Saturday)

Time: May 15, 2021 10:30 AM (Arizona Time)

            Every month on the Third Sat, 1 occurrence
            May 15, 2021 10:30 AM

Event begins at 11:00AM Arizona Time. Please note that the Zoom link has a 30 minute buffer for those joining early and for those hanging on late.

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Mario Anzalotti

President
Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

Change of NSS Phoenix Chapter Logo

Last year, NSS HQ made a decision that Chapter Logos could no longer have any part of the NSS Logo as part of their logo. The old logo of the NSS Phoenix Chapter has represented our Chapter for many years with great pride and honor.  I want to thank the logo designer and our past officers who worked together very hard in designing and selecting our old logo. Let us give our old logo a place of honor and remembrance. It is with great sadness that the old logo for the NSS Phoenix Chapter needed to be changed.

With the decision made by NSS HQ on Chapters needing to change their logos, our current and past officers have worked together with our logo designer to create the new logos for the NSS Phoenix Chapter. I want to thank everyone who worked very hard in the design and selection of our new logos to represent the Phoenix Chapter. Let us have our new logos represent our Chapter with great pride and honor just as our old logo did.

Below are the new Banner and Badge Logos. They have been approved by the NSS Director of Communications and Branding. The new logos now represent the NSS Phoenix Chapter. They have been posted in our websites, which I am sure you may have already seen.

PHX_banner

Regards,

Mario Anzalotti
NSS Phoenix Chapter President

Upcoming AzAA 2021 Spring Conference

Arizona Airports Association – 2021 Spring Conference
May 3-4, 2021 | Virtual


2021 ‘DUTCH BERTHOLF’ SPRING CONFERENCE
May 3 & 4, 2021  |  Virtual

The 2021 Spring Conference will be VIRTUAL! 

The AzAA Board of Directors has met and made the difficult decision to not host an in-person conference this spring. We’ve taken into account the recommendations from the CDC and the Arizona Department of Health, ongoing business travel restrictions as well as the safety and health of our members. 

In lieu of our in-person event, AzAA is excited to announce a virtual conference will take place
May 3 & 4, 2021.

Registration Pricing
Member Full Registration: $75
Member One-Day Registration: $50

Non-Member Full Registration: $100
Non-Member One-Day Registration: $75 

Register Now!

Members: Please sign in to your membership account before registering to receive discounted registration. 

To view additional information on conference sessions, please click here.
A full conference agenda will be available soon. 

Sponsorship Opportunity 
Sponsorship opportunities will be available for the Spring Conference. Please see the link below to learn more about the sponsorship opportunities available.

Please note that sponsors will need to register by 4/22 to be included in printed materials. 

View Sponsorship Opportunities

If your organization is interested in providing a door prize for our conference giveaways, please indicate your interest on the sponsorship registration form and we will contact you with further information. 

Mario Anzalotti
NSS Phoenix Chapter President

*** April Event ***

Dear Space Enthusiasts,

NSS Phoenix is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Event Title & Type:            Monthly NSS of Phoenix Meeting for April

Location:                              Phoenix, Arizona USA

Venue:                                   Virtual Zoom Presentation Event

Date and Time:                   April 17, 2021 – 11:00AM to 1:00PM (Arizona Time)

Topic:                                     Latin America Outreach with Q&A

                                                Presented by Clelia Tommi

Speaker:                              

Clelia Tommi:

Clelia Tommi is the Ambassador for Latin America for National Space Society (NSS) Phoenix Chapter. This is a newly created Officer role for the Phoenix Chapter. She is also the Past Vice President. Clelia has demonstrated passion in her role as Vice President and wish her to continue her work. This new roll will aid her as well as the Phoenix Chapter, in outreach capabilities and is expected to expand in parts of Mexico as well.

Topic: NSS Phoenix Speaker Meeting (3rd Saturday)

Time:  Apr 17, 2021 10:30 AM (Arizona Time)

           Every month on the Third Sat, 2 occurrence(s)
           Apr 17, 2021 10:30 AM
           May 15, 2021 10:30 AM

Event begins at 11:00AM Arizona Time. Please note that the Zoom link has a 30 minute buffer for those joining early and for those hanging on late.

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
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Meeting ID: 880 6239 9648
Passcode: 776401
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kVWbotJ7R

Mario Anzalotti

President
Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

*** March Event ***

Dear Space Enthusiasts,

Mario Anzalotti, Member of the Board NSS Phoenix 

inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Event Title & Type:           Monthly NSS of Phoenix Meeting for March

Location:                             Phoenix, Arizona USA

Venue:                                 Virtual Zoom Presentation Event

Date and Time:                 March 20, 2021 – 11:00AM to 1:00PM (Arizona Time)

Topic:                                   Presentation on Pluto:

                                              History-Based and Current Science with Q&A

                                              Presented by Lowell Observatory

Speakers:                            

Dr. Will Grundy:

He is one of Lowell’s Astronomers. Dr. Will Grundy’s research involves icy outer Solar System planets, satellites, and Kuiper belt objects, using a broad variety of observational, theoretical, laboratory, and space-based techniques. He is also a co-investigator on NASA’s New Horizons mission that encountered the Pluto system in 2015 and a small Kuiper belt object in 2019.

Kevin Schindler:

He is Lowell’s Historian and a great source for all things surrounding the discovery of Pluto.

Topic: NSS Phoenix Presents Every 3rd Saturday

Time:  Mar 20, 2021 10:30 AM (Arizona Time)

            Every 3 months on the Third Sat, 4 occurrence(s)

            Feb 20, 2021 10:30 AM

            May 15, 2021 10:30 AM

            Aug 21, 2021 10:30 AM

            Nov 20, 2021 10:30 AM

Event begins at 11:00AM Arizona Time. Please note that the Zoom link has a 30 minute buffer for those joining early and for those hanging on late.

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

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Mario Anzalotti
NSS Phoenix Chapter President

The Hill’s Event on The New Space Age

The Hill  
Aspiration and Resilience: The New Space Age

Space exploration is fast becoming a strategic priority for many countries. On February 9th, the UAE’s Hope probe reached Mars orbit, followed by a Chinese probe a day later. America’s Perseverance rover is expected to land on Martian soil on Thursday.

These activities are a sign that more nations are getting serious not only about finding life beyond our planet, but also recognizing the need to have a robust presence in space. Will a fellowship with global scientists for a common goal lead to new opportunities, collaboration and growth within the global scientific community? Could the information recovered from these missions attract the next generation of visionaries in engineering and space?

In The New Space Age – The Hill’s third event in the Aspiration & Resilience Series – astronauts, space agency leaders, young scientists, academics, and government leaders from the United States and the Middle East will explore friendly competition and cooperation among countries with an interest in space exploration. We will also discuss how these missions will attract the next generation of scientists, engineers and inventors.  
Featured speakers:

Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK), Ranking Member, Committee on Science, Space & Technology
Jessica Watkins, PhD, Astronaut, NASA
Marwa AlAlawi, 2020 Mechanical Engineering Graduate, MIT
Sarah Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Technology;
Chairwoman, UAE Space Agency
Avigdor ‘Avi’ Blasberger, Director-General, Israel Space Agency
Dave Brain, Associate Professor, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado – Boulder
Philip Christensen, Regents Professor, The Ed and Helen Korrick Professor,
School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
Noora AlSaeed, PhD Candidate, Department of Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences,
University of Colorado – Boulder

RSVP Now!
1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
Tuesday, February 16th
 

Questions for our speakers?
Join the conversation using @TheHillEvents and #TheHillSpace.

Mario Anzalotti
NSS Phoenix Chapter President
 

Upcoming Festival Event from Lowell Observatory

LOWELL OBSERVATORY PRESENTS 2ND ANNUAL I HEART PLUTO FESTIVAL
VIRTUAL | FEBRUARY 13 – 18, 2021 | FREE

We are pleased to announce to our loyal Lowell supporters a celebration 91 years in the making: the second annual I Heart Pluto Festival. Retired NASA astronauts Nicole Stott and Ron Garan and New Horizons scientists Dr. Alan Stern and Dr. Will Grundy headline the event. This free, all-virtual celebration runs February 13-18 and features a variety of talks, tours, an art show, and a ham radio event. The festival falls on the anniversary of Clyde Tombaugh’s February 18, 1930 discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory.

Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto on February 18, 1930, and since then scientists, artists, and the public have been enamored with this tiny world. Lowell Observatory created the I Heart Pluto Festival in 2020 to celebrate this scientific and cultural heritage. The event will be held around the discovery day anniversary each year, culminating in the 2030 centennial of Tombaugh’s monumental find. The 2021 schedule is below. For complete I Heart Pluto Festival program details, including how to join the virtual events, see the website link below.

IHEARTPLUTO.ORG
Click on the link below for the Live Stream Event Schedule on YouTube:
2021 Schedule – I Heart Pluto Festival 2021  
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FEB 13  
6-7pm MST | Why Pluto is a Planet, The Embarrassment of the IAU, and Why They Had It Coming Presentation by New Horizons Principal Investigator Dr. Alan Stern.
FEB 14  
6-7pm MST | Who was Clyde Tombaugh? Discussion with Clyde Tombaugh’s son Al, Astronomy Editor-in-Chief Dave Eicher, and astronomy historian Bill Sheehan; moderated by Lowell Observatory Historian Kevin Schindler.
FEB 15  
5-6pm MST | Inspiration of the Cosmos Discussion with astronauts Nicole Stott and Ron Garan; moderated by Lowell Observatory Sole Trustee W. Lowell Putnam.  
6-7pm MST | Uncovering Pluto Behind-the-scenes Pluto tour of Lowell Observatory with Lowell Observatory educators.
FEB 16  
6-7pm MST | Pluto After New Horizons Presentation by Lowell Observatory Planetary Scientist Dr. Will Grundy.
FEB 17  
6-7pm MST | When the Moon Hits Your Eye Tour of the U.S. Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station with facility scientists; special welcome by Charon discoverer Jim Christy and his wife (and Charon namesake) Charlene.  
7-8pm MST | Imagining Pluto: The Artist’s Journey to Envision Pluto Through the Ages Discussion with International Association of Astronomical Artists members Dr. Dan Durda, Marilynn Flynn, and Ron Miller; moderated by IAAA member Jon Raimer.
FEB 18  
5:30-6pm MST | Family Night at Pluto Family activities with Lowell Observatory Educator Victoria Girgis.
6-7pm MST | Following in Clyde’s Footsteps: Pluto Discovery Day Tour Flagstaff tour with Lowell Observatory Historian Kevin Schindler.
7-8pm MST | We Heart Pluto Discussion with Clyde Tombaugh’s son Al, Astronomy Editor-in-Chief Dave Eicher, New Horizons Principal Investigator Dr. Alan Stern, former Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans; moderated by Lowell Observatory Director Dr. Jeff Hall.      

Permission received from Lowell Observatory to spread the word on the festival. All pictures   and information is from their website.

If unable to watch any of the Live Steam Events at the scheduled time, you can watch them at any time by clicking on the same YouTube link.

Mario Anzalotti
NSS Phoenix Chapter President

Upcoming Events

You are invited to “Space Settlement 2021” on February 4
Please join us on Thursday, February 4, 2021 for Space Settlement 2021. This exciting, one-day virtual event examines the science and technology of human spaceflight, and looks at the future of space settlement. And best of all, it’s entirely FREE! Begins at noon Eastern time. Space Settlement 2021 is a free virtual presentation by the National Space Society showcasing the technologies, people and organizations that will lead us to the settlement of the final frontier! Space Settlement 2021 blends leading-edge talks from the National Space Society’s invitation-only Space Settlement Summit with new talks. We present the finest minds in this revolutionary movement, with experts speaking about the latest visions of humanity’s migration into space: where we will go, why we will go there, and how we will do so. Guests include engineers and scientists working on Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s planetary exploration programs; astrophysicists who search for habitable exoplanets; and educators, physicians, and investors focusing on the business and future of space travel, settlement, and exploration. Highlights include: a STEM space settlement competition, today’s incremental steps to space settlement. View the FULL SCHEDULE. The streaming date is Thursday, February 4, 2021. The presentation will begin at noon Eastern time. We will simulcast Space Settlement 2021 on multiple platforms: the e360tv.com service will stream on services including Roku, Amazon Fire, Android TV, Android Mobile, Apple TV, and web and social media outlets including Facebook and YouTube. We will simulcast with Space.com. To view on February 4, go to e360tv.com or www.facebook.com/NSS or www.youtube.com/NationalSpaceSociety.
REGISTER FOR UPDATES AT SPACE SETTLEMENT 2021
Arizona Aviation Day –  Register Now!
February 5, 2021
 

2021 Arizona Aviation Day

Virtual | February 5, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
2021 Arizona Aviation Day is one week away! 

This premier event is a state-wide industry opportunity to promote the variety and vitality of aviation in Arizona and to connect with state legislators virtually.

Event Agenda
10:00 – 10:10 – Opening Remarks
10:10 – 10:15 – Aviation Day Governor’s Proclamation
10:15 – 10:25 – AzAA 2021 Legislative Priorities
10:25 – 10:55 – Regional Breakout Sessions
10:55 – 11:00 – Closing Remarks

(Agenda expanded to 11:30 AM.)

There is no cost to participate in this event.
Don’t wait, register today!

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Breakfast On The Moon is go for launch!
By Joseph Bland, President, Sacramento L5 NSS Chapter

On Saturday, February 6, 2021, 7–8:30 AM PDT, National Space Society Chapters’ Assembly and Sacramento L5 Society are hosting the fourth Breakfast On The Moon event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission. The event is headlined by Apollo 14 Mission Control Flight Director Gerald D. Griffin. Other panelists include NSS Director of Communications and Branding Dr. Anthony Paustian and author and Ad Astra magazine editor Rod Pyle. This is an opportunity for space enthusiasts all over the world help celebrate Apollo 14 and its mission history! Preregistration for the 500-seat-capacity Zoom webinar is required and will be first come first served. The event will also be simulcast on YouTube Live.
PREREGISTER FOR THE ZOOM WEBINAR
WATCH LIVE SIMULCAST ON YOUTUBE ON FEB 6

Mario Anzalotti
NSS Phoenix Chapter President

Ring in the New Year NSSPHX

First, I would like to express my gratitude to our members that continue to promote and educate the public on Space Flight, Space Exploration, including the Arts and Sciences. You truly are an inspiration to us all and to the public you serve. Thank you. 

This month’s December meeting will be postponed. With that, I wish and hope you all a nice and Happy New Year! This has been a truly challenging year for many in more ways than one, and for some it may be a time, we might not just simply put behind us. Our hearts are with you all.

We will have a meeting in January to vote in our new Officers for the 2021-2023 term.

This coming 2021 year will have many changes which will include a new logo for NSS Phoenix. A few designs have been worked on which include design considerations that work in black and white print work, Social Media Visibility, Scalability, as well as a nice design. This logo once created and voted on will be displayed on all our web platforms.  

Other changes that have been made from last months business meeting is the inclusion of a newly created officers’ role for Clelia Tommi as Ambassador for Latin America for the Phoenix chapter of the National Space Society. Clelia has demonstrated passion in her role as VP for Phoenix Chapter and wish her to continue her work. This roll will aid her as well as our chapter, in outreach capabilities and is expected to expand in parts of Mexico as well. This post was created by a unanimous vote. 

If you have a desire to serve with the new executive board starting in 2021 please reach out to myself or Mike Mackowski to help better assist. We are in need of ALL talents and skills and to just name a few there are web masters, writers, artist, zoom hosts, social media contributors, and event coordinators. 

During last month business meeting as well, it has been also discussed that we will delay having in person meetings at this time due to COVID-19. We will continue with a virtual platform at this time. And will again, table the issue for further consideration in the future.


Thank you for all you do! Happy New Year.

Phyllis Redhair Chapter President

Elections for NSSPHX Office Coming SOON! Join in this Saturday Nov 28th at 10am NSS Phoenix Business Meeting Call

Greetings Space Enthusiast,

Happy Holidays! NSS Phoenix Business meeting: Saturday, Nov 28th at 10am MST (Video Conference Call Meeting) New Volunteers or Interested individuals in being apart of our group are encouraged to call into this online meeting. Please join us even if you cannot stay for the full time come get to know us and ask questions or make your declarations for becoming a new officer or if you are an incumbent seeking reelection. It is my hope we can get a nice attendance in the wake of the upcoming 2021 elections. The expected run time 45 minutes. This may be extended if more discussion may be required.

Agenda:
Possible Logo Changes
Elections! Please state your interest in being an officer
Regular meeting outlook for 2021
Spring 2021

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82679863561

See you online!

Phyllis Redhair
NSS Phoenix Chapter President