NSS PHX July 17-21 Celebrates Apollo 11 with (Six) 50th anniversary Events

Apollo 50 year logoOur NSS Regular meeting for July is replaced with (Six) Apollo 11 Celebration Activities for that week. 

NSS Outing: we will be attending ASU’s Movie Night event on Wed, July 17, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM MST in ISTB4 School of Earth and Space Exploration for Apollo 11 Mission 50th Anniversary Celebration Movie This is a free event; however, please RSVP for planning purposes. There is an invite link with reservation for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apollo-11-mission-50th-anniversary-celebration-movie-night-tickets-63084134344

Let’s meet up during the reception and go in together from there. 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.

The hosts are The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team and the School of Earth and Space Exploration.  Held at 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.

Schedule of Events:  Wednesday

  • 5:30 PM Reception and meet and greet with ASU’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera and the LunaH-Map mission teams
  • 6:30 PM Welcome remarks from Dr. Robinson, Principal Investigator of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
  • 6:35 PM Screening of Apollo 11
  • 8:00 PM Audience Q&A with Moon exploration experts from the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera and the NASA LunaH-Map mission teams
  • There is a free bus service called ORBIT http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/public-works/transportation/bus/orbit that is available. This event would be on Jupiter ORBIT route it runs every 15 minutes. Just an FYI in case you may be interested.

NSS Outreach: Friday, July 19, Science with a Twist: Apollo-palooza 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Arizona Science Center Special Talk: Apollo at Fifty with guest speaker, Mike Mackowski of the National Space Society of Phoenix in the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater | 7 p.m. Michael J. Mackowski is an electrical systems engineer at Orbital ATK who has been in the spacecraft design and development business for nearly forty years. He has worked on such programs as Landsat 8, the Fermi and Swift gamma ray observatories, the Iridium communications satellite constellation, several NASA science satellites, and the Space Shuttle. He was with McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company in St. Louis from 1977 until 1992.

Mike was co-founder of the original St. Louis Space Frontier and is the former President of the Phoenix chapters of the National Space Society and the Moon Society, Mr. Mackowski also is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, and a member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists. Tickets are $12 Non-Members | FREE to Arizona Science Center Members*   General admission does not include parking, special exhibitions or events, presentations in the Dorrance Planetarium, or shows in the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater. Online Price Adults (18+) $18 Walk up price Adults (18+) $19.95. https://www.azscience.org/science-with-a-twist-apollo-palooza/ . Please remember to have money for parking fees; the closest parking is in the Heritage Garage.

NSS Outreach: Saturday, July 19th & 20th, at Arizona Science Center for Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Arizona Science Center will be hosting a variety of events and activities for the public, focused on the Apollo achievement and current happenings in space exploration.

There will be other spacey themed entertainments like Grand Tour of the Solar System in the Dorrance Planetarium. And a film – Apollo 11: First Steps Edition, playing exclusively in the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater. They have hands on activities and demonstrations like Stomp Straw Rockets, space walk, dry ice comets solar art and more. Part of this will be collaboration with NASA where they will likely feature Arizona Science Center in a live broadcast.

We’re invited with local aerospace-related companies like The Boeing Company, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Siemens, and others. Our organization will be a part of the events by hosting an information table.  ASC is stating that this is a month long celebration for and is to be the “BIGGEST Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration in Arizona.”  Set up with be from 9am and is to run to 5pm for each day. *

General admission does not include parking, special exhibitions or events, presentations in the Dorrance Planetarium, or shows in the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater. Online Price Adults (18+) $18 Child (3-17) $13 Walk up price Adults (18+) $19.95 | Child (3-17) $14.95 Please let me know ASAP Phyllis.Redhair2012 (at) Gmail. com if you would like to join in and also host the table for NSS.

Find more info here – https://www.azscience.org/events-programs/signature-events/apollo-11-50th-anniversary-celebration/  Please remember to have money for parking fees, the closest parking is in the Heritage Garage.

NSS Outing: Saturday Jul 20th Space Day! At Chase Field: Thinking of going to the game? Join Mike at Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers Section 126 at Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, 5:10 PM.  Game Highlight: Space Day! Promotion: Nick “Ahmed on the Moon” Bobble head // courtesy of Raytheon, for questions or more information, please contact Ticket Services at (602) 514-8400 or tickets@dbacks.com. Some Space informational tables will be there also for Space Day.

NSS International Social:  Sunday July 21 “Breakfast on the Moon” from 7:00AM-9:00 AM PDT, which is the same time MST for us. Join in for this Apollo 11 anniversary online Celebration and see other NSS Chapter members from around the world in an online celebration with our gang at a local Starbucks, Located at 2802 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016. You will have an opportunity to celebrate this historic event by raising your coffee with a world toast. Hear from the Honorable Dr. Ami Bera, Vice-Chair of the United States House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, We will also have speakers from around the world and video. Come join us for a chance to see in real time many space enthusiasts, professionals, and leaders working to create our new future as well as our hope for the future to celebrate all mankind’s greatest achievement.

NSS Social:  Sunday July 21 in observance of the Apollo 11 anniversary. BBQ at the Mackowski’s food and drinks are provided which are likely to have a Wisconsin theme (think cheese, brats, craft beer from the Midwest) and a space theme (think space Oreos, a moon cake, etc.). The invitation is for members of Phoenix NSS chapter, Moon Society, AIAA core group (i.e., officers, committee chairs, etc.) and friends of the group. Please RSVP for planning purposes to michael.mackowski@gmail.com. Attendees are welcome to bring a side dish or beverage or dessert but that is not required.

See you during this historic event.

Phyllis Redhair Chapter President of the National Space Society of Phoenix

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