*** October Event ***

Dear Space Enthusiasts,

NSS Phoenix is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

Location:                              Phoenix, Arizona USA

Venue:                                   Virtual Zoom Presentation Event

Date and Time:                   October 16, 2021 – 11:00AM to 1:00PM (Arizona Time)

Topic:                                     Reading the Rocks of Mars

                                                (A talk about how comparison with Earth lets us interpret the                                                  geology and history of Mars, and the latest results from the                                                  Curiosity and Perseverance rovers.) with Q&A

Speaker:                              

Ryan Anderson:

Ryan Anderson is a physical scientist at the USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff AZ. He is a member of the science teams for the ChemCam instrument on the Mars rover Curiosity and the SuperCam instrument on the Perseverance rover. These instruments zap rocks on Mars with a laser and collect a spectrum of the resulting spark to tell what the target is made of. Ryan has also been closely involved in mapping the landing sites for both rovers. He got his PhD in planetary science from Cornell University in 2012, where he worked with the Pancam color cameras on the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and as an undergraduate he studied Astrophysics at the University of Michigan.   

Topic: NSS Phoenix Speaker Meeting (3rd Saturday)

Time: October 16, 2021 10:30 AM (Arizona Time)

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

*** September Event ***

Dear Space Enthusiasts,

NSS Phoenix is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

Location:                              Phoenix, Arizona USA

Venue:                                   Virtual Zoom Presentation Event

Date and Time:                   September 18, 2021 – 11:00AM to 1:00PM (Arizona Time)

Topic:                                     “A Tour Guide of Lagrange Points: What We Find There and                                                            Why They Matter” with Q&A

Speaker:                              

Oriel Humes:

Oriel Humes is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University. Oriel uses spectroscopy to study the Jupiter Trojan asteroids and related populations of dark asteroids in the Main Belt at many different wavelengths–from the mid-infrared to near ultraviolet–analyzing data from ground based, space based, and airborne observatories to understand the early history of the solar system.   

Topic: NSS Phoenix Speaker Meeting (3rd Saturday)

Time: September 18, 2021 10:30 AM (Arizona Time)

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

AzAA Fall Conference


2021 “Walter Burg” Fall Conference
October 27-28, 2021 Phoenix, AZ | Desert Willow Conference Center
Have you registered for the 2021 Fall Conference?   
AzAA’s 2021 Annual “Walter Burg” Fall Conference will take place Thursday, October 28 at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, AZ. All attendees are invited to attend the Welcome Reception the evening before on Wednesday, October 27 at the Desert Willow Conference Center from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Guest tickets for the Welcome Reception are available for $30 each. Please click here to view more conference details.


Conference Venue
Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85040 602-431-0001| Click Here for Website

Exhibitor Space Available! 

Become a conference exhibitor and reach the most comprehensive group of Arizona-based, local: airport directors, managers, employees, consultants and contractors and have your company or organization recognized throughout AzAA’s 2021 “Walter Burg” Fall Conference. The sooner you commit, the earlier and longer your logo will be displayed on the AzAA website. 

Please click here to register as an exhibitor. For exhibitor related questions contact Desirae Barquin

Register Today! Thank you to our exhibitors and sponsors!

Mario Anzalotti
President
Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

7th Interstellar Symposium — Volunteers Needed!

We’ve made our final speaker selection for the 7th Interstellar Symposium and, if you’ll excuse the pun, it’s a stellar lineup! David Brin, Esther Dyson, Pete Worden, Homer Hickam, Alan Stern, Louis Friedman… we planned for 27 speaking slots, and we wound up with so many top-quality submissions that we wound up with 35! (Plus a dozen more in a poster session, because we just didn’t have enough room in the agenda!) 

It’s an amazing international gathering of scientists, engineers, and futurists who are engaged in laying the foundations for outposts throughout the Solar System and achieving a pathway to the stars… and it’s going to be right here in Tucson, 24-27 September. Most of the sessions are accessible to the general public (you might see a little bit of math, but liberal arts majors can bleep over that). Register now! 

There are volunteer opportunities that include everything from helping with tours of the UA Tree Ring Research Lab, to guiding foot traffic between the venue and nearby tourist spots, to setting up researchers’ posters in the exhibition hall.

For any volunteers who either (1) put in 4 hours of work on assigned tasks prior to the symposium, or (2) commit to specific shifts at the symposium totaling 4 or more hours, we will provide volunteer badges at no cost that give access to all plenary sessions, including Friday’s talk by David Brin, the Sunday evening outreach event, and the volunteer-only reception on Sunday afternoon. With the conference registration costing $300, these volunteer badges are our way of showing thanks to anyone who helps us put on a top-notch symposium.

Dennis Just at Pima Community College is in charge of wrangling volunteers. If you’re interested, please contact him at djust@pima.edu for further details. Thank you for your help!

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Thanks for your continued interest in the Arizona space ecosystem! Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested, and encourage them to sign up to the (low-volume) mailing list at:

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Mario Anzalotti

President
Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

*** August Event ***

Dear Space Enthusiasts,

NSS Phoenix is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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

Location:                              Phoenix, Arizona USA

Venue:                                   Virtual Zoom Presentation Event

Date and Time:                   August 21, 2021 – 11:00AM to 1:00PM (Arizona Time)

Topic:                                    Oumuamua with Q&A

Speaker:                              

Dr. Alan Jackson:

Dr Alan Jackson is an Exploration Fellow in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University.  He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge in the UK in 2014 and moved to ASU, for the first time, to take up a postdoctoral position.  He then spent a few years in Toronto as a Fellow at the Centre for Planetary Sciences, before returning to ASU in 2019.  Dr Jackson’s work focuses on the formation and evolution of planets and planetary systems, and in particular what we can learn about this from populations of small bodies.  Outside work he likes to read science fiction and fantasy novels, especially anything involving dragons, and is a fan of heavy metal music.   

Topic: NSS Phoenix Speaker Meeting (3rd Saturday)

Time: August 21, 2021 10:30 AM (Arizona Time)

            Every month on the Third Sat, 3 occurrences
            August 21, 2021 10:30 AM

            September 18, 2021 10:30 AM

            October 16, 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

Message from the NSS CEO

Below is a message from the NSS CEO that is to be passed on to all Chapters for their awareness.

From the NSS CEO:  (prompted by thread on the Chapters Discussion list, not moderated)

With regard to gender related terms related to spaceflight, the NSS follows in all publications and websites the NASA guidelines adopted in 2006 and quoted below:
Gender-Specific Language (e.g., Manned Space Program vs. Human Space Program)

In general, all references to the space program should be non-gender-specific (e.g., human, piloted, unpiloted, robotic, as opposed to manned or unmanned). The exception to the rule is when referring to the Manned Spaceflight Center (also known as the Manned Spacecraft Center), the predecessor of Johnson Space Center in Houston, or to any other historical program name or official title that included “manned” (e.g., Associate Administrator for Manned Spaceflight).

The full document can be found here: https://history.nasa.gov/printFriendly/styleguide.html

In addition to the terms human and piloted mentioned above, “crewed” spaceflight is often appropriate and is recommended.

Mario Anzalotti

President
Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

Breakfast on the Moon #5 Webinar Is a Go for Launch August 7

National Space Society

When: Saturday, August 7, 2021, 7:00-8:30 AM PDT

Topic: Breakfast on the Moon #5 – A celebration of Apollo 15ʼs 50th Anniversary

Featured Presenter Apollo Mission Control Flight Director Gerald D. Griffin

To register for Breakfast #5, click the link below. After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR

NOTE: Normally, we try to celebrate when the Apollo lander is actually on the lunar surface, but last minute circumstances required us to move the date a week later to August 7th at 7 AM PDT (the day that Apollo 15 landed back on Earth). If you’ve already registered for the previously announced date, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the new date. The link will stay the same as previously distributed. (If you are also interested in an informal “breakfast” together on July 31st to celebrate the actual lunar landing, please contact Joseph Bland at joe.bland@nss.org.)

Please mark your calendars! On Saturday morning, August 7, NSS Chapters’ Assembly and NSS Chapter Sacramento L5 Society will host the fifth in their ongoing series of 50th anniversary celebrations of the manned Apollo missions to the Moon. This time, we’ll be celebrating the Apollo 15 mission.

For the Apollo 15 event, we are tremendously excited to announce that Apollo Mission Control Flight Director Gerald D. Griffin has agreed to return as principal panelist.

He will be joined by author and NSS Director of Communications and Branding Dr. Anthony Paustian. Joseph Bland, president of the Sacramento L5 Society, will be the Zoom host.

For this celebration, we will be utilizing a Zoom webinar with a 500 seat capacity. All seats are on a first come, first served basis. To reserve a seat, please register in advance at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UD4pYChzRwiJHJ_P2ka4FA  

We will also simulcast on YouTube Live. To access the YouTube Live event, go to the Sacramento L5 Society YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC30Nu–k19f3t7qoZjhtgHA  

It’s our hope that this celebration can help to lift the spirits of a lot of folks throughout the world!

Mario Anzalotti

President
Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society

*** 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