Saturday February 17th meeting of NSS Phoenix featuring Dave Williams Presenting a talk on NASA Psyche and updates on Dawn and New Horizons.

The February 17th 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). The February meeting will Feature Dave Williams Presenting a talk on NASA Psyche and updates on Dawn and New Horizons also joining is the United Federation of Phoenix. Afterwards we expect to meet at our usual family restaurant as well at Mesa Community Restaurant at 535 N Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201

Dr Dave Williams since we had the pleasure of having him speak to us last, is now also a “science Team member of NASA’s Psyche mission, selected by NASA in January 2017 as the next Discovery mission to visit metal asteroid (16) Psyche in 2026. In 2017 he received the Ronald Greeley Distinguished Service Award from the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America. Dr Williams is Associate Research Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. 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.”



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