May 16 NSS Phoenix Meeting

The May meeting of the Phoenix Chapters of the National Space Society and the Moon Society will be at our usual date and location on the third Saturday (May 16, 11 am) at the Humanist Center in Mesa. Dr. Dave Williams from ASU will give us an update on the Dawn mission to Ceres.  The Dawn spacecraft has entered its science orbit about this minor planet and is starting to return exciting images of this body. As always, see the blog at for more details as well as interesting commentary.


Dr. David A. Williams is an Associate Research Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Williams is the Director of the Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies, the NASA Regional Planetary Information Facility at ASU. He is also the Director of the NASA Planetary Aeolian Laboratory at the Ames Research Center in California. David is currently performing research in volcanology and planetary geology, with a focus on planetary mapping, geochemical, and remote sensing studies.

Hope you can make it!


Mike Mackowski

President, Phoenix chapters NSS & TMS


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