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

Saturday, June 15th NSS of Phoenix will be Featuring, Lev Horodyskyj, Ph.D.

Greetings Space Enthusiast,

It is my great pleasure to resume our regular meetings at the Humanist Center this coming Saturday, June 15th, NSS of Phoenix Meeting will Feature Lev Horodyskyj, Ph.D.: Astrobiologist and educational innovator, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University. He is also founder of Science voices.

The January 19th 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).

NSS was given a special opportunity to host a special panel at Fan Fusion. Clelia Tommi led discussions for Mars Constitution which was an interactive discussion that included roll playing colonist to navigate a new world and its future. other panelist were Greg Rucker, Brian Hack and Phyllis Redhair.

NSS Phoenix also was kindly offered a portion of the information table in the Science Hall to give out Magazines and NSS fliers. I want to thank members who contributes personally to Fan Fusion of their own decision to promote space it is greatly appreciated.

For July and August our chapter takes the summer off on the regular speaker meeting. Please let me know if you want to do a meeting in August since there has been lots of delay time for regular meetings. otherwise we will do our regular NSS outreach and NSS outings and activities.

Which leads in to our July Outreach, Beginning the week of July 15th, 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. Part of this will be a collaboration with NASA where they will likely feature ASC in a live broadcast. The Phoenix Science Center has asked for NSS Phoenix to host an informational table. At this Celebration.  Please let me know if there is a talk you would like me to suggest as they hinted at possible programing that we might be able to provide.

See you Saturday!

Phyllis Redhair,  President NSS Phoenix,

Yuri Night at B2 Burgers and Brews, April 12, 2019 *2nd Friday*

The usual general meeting on the 3rd Saturday of the month, April 20th, 2019 on Saturday at the humanist center has been postponed. We encourage everyone to come to the Yuri Night Event for April 12th 2019 *Friday*. The venue is at the:  B2 Burgers and Brews in Chandler at W. Warner Road, Chandler, AZ 85225, Time: from 5pm to 10pm

Join space enthusiasts to celebrate the historiyurisnightphoenix2019c event on April 12, 1961 when Yuri Gagarin became the first person to orbit the Earth. Since Yuri’s Night is the World Space Party. Every April 12th the world comes together to dream about where we’re going, explore where we are, and celebrate where we’ve been. To celebrate the anniversary of this milestone in space exploration, NSS Phoenix, RealTimeSTEAM, Moon Society, & AIAA is having a Yuri’s Night (YN) event this coming April 12. See these links  http://yuriphx.net/styled/index.html for more information and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/Drinks/yuris-night-in-arizona-2019/3152372311446957/ . For global Yuri’s Night celebration info http://yuriphx.net/styled/index.html

See you at the Party!

Phyllis Redhair

Chapter President NSS Phoenix

YurisNightPhoenix2019

Space Up Event March 23rd, 2019 Saturday, *4th Saturday* 9am – 3pm

The usual general meeting March 16th on Saturday at the humanist center has been postponed.   This event for Space Up venue is at the :  Mesa Community College, Physical Sciences Building  1833 W Southern Ave  Mesa, AZ 85202,  Time: March 23rd, 2019, We will have speakers talk for about 20 min. we have info on our last planning meeting below also March 9th *2nd Saturday.

There is an excellent description of how a SpaceUp works here:  http://www.spaceupla.org/a-day-at-spaceup/ , our webpage: http://spaceupphx.org/

Please Register $5.00 have our listing here if you want to see more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spaceup-phoenix-2019-tickets-56586962127

The idea is to be as spontaneous as possible. Traditional Powerpoint presentations are discouraged (but not forbidden) and things like panel, round-tables, demos, etc., are encouraged. The event will be “seeded” with several people willing and ready to give talks. While every attendee is urged to give a talk (or plan a session of just questions!) we will have speakers who are experts on space exploration to ensure the time you spend at SpaceUp Phoenix is worthwhile and who can also answer your questions and be on your panels. The whole vibe is very fun and informal.

space up 2019 flyer $5

Join other space enthusiasts, professionals, advocates, students, educators and scientists to talk about space.!  At a SpaceUp unconference, you decide the topics, schedule and structure of the session. How? Everyone who attends SpaceUp is encouraged to join a discussion, propose a topic or give a talk. We will have some scheduled keynotes from local space scientists & technologists. Professional Development credit for K-12 teachers sponsored by RealTimeSTEAM.

Here’s a look at what A Day at SpaceUp looks like. Here’s one of our keynotes from SpaceUp Phoenix 2015.

Our featured keynote speakers include:

Sian Proctor, Ph.D.: Analog astronaut and geoscience professor currently appearing as a STEM demo expert on the Science Channel’s show Strange Evidence.

Moheeb Zara:  Co-Founder, Autonomous Space Agency Network (ASAN), hardware hacker, developer, artist, designer, fabricator.

Arizona Spaceport Alliance: Non-profit effort focused on establishing world-class spaceport options in the State of Arizona.

Lev Horodyskyj, Ph.D.: Astrobiologist and educational innovator, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University.

Don Jacques : Veteran of the USAF & Founder of EarthSeed, Inc, author of “EarthSeed: Settling Space in This Generation,” creator of the mobile Closed Ecological Life Support System Demonstrator.

Troy Howe, Ph.D.: Specialist in Propulsion and Electrical Power for Deep Space Missions and owner of How Industries, dedicated to researching new and exciting technologies related to advanced power generation methods.

Plus you’ll need to Bring your favorite cup for coffee or water. then, sign up to get our newsletter http://eepurl.com/bGk6Cf

Last NSS Space Up Planning meeting March 9th, 2019 Saturday, *2th Saturday*

Lastly, We will gather for a Business meeting at the Blue Adobe at 144 N Country Club Dr, Mesa 85201. Saturday March 9th   about  4pm to 5:30 pm We ask that you attend if you’re curious and/or help support our chapter.  The NSS Business meeting is the last Space Up gathering before the event. We will review progress and any final arrangements. * Please attend if you are helping to organize these events. Or can just volunteer.

Our sponsors:

National Space Society Page  https://NSSphoenix.com

Real Time Steam https://realtimesteam.org/

Moon Society http://www.msphx.org/

Mesa Community College https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/physical-science

Other Websites connected to Space Up Phoenix

We are Registered and there is an excellent description of how a Space Up works here:  http://www.spaceupla.org/a-day-at-spaceup/

Space up webpage: http://spaceupphx.org/

Space up Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SpaceUpPhoenix/

Space up Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpaceUpPhoenix

Space up Event Brite – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spaceup-phoenix-2019-tickets-56586962127

Space up on Meetup – https://www.meetup.com/EverydaySpacer-com6/events/

See you at the Conference.

Phyllis Redhair President.

 

NSS Business Meeting Feb 23, 2019 Saturday, *4th Saturday*

Greetings Enthusiast,

The general meeting this coming Saturday at the humanist center has been postponed. However, We will gather for a Business meeting at the Blue Adobe at 144 N Country Club Dr, Mesa 85201. Saturday February 23rd.  about  1pm to 2:30 pm We ask that you attend if you’re curious and/or help support our chapter.  The NSS Business meeting to discuss this spring events on Yuri Night and Space Up and individual progress on these projects. * Please note the date change as I have had many express the 3rd Saturday for February for unavailability. It’s too close to Valentines  * Please attend if you are helping to organize these events. Lots to go over.

Also, here is a re-post for help from one of our members

Hello everyone!

Last year or so, the Astronomy club at Glendale Community College had formed a sub-group to work towards building a Radio Telescope and conducting Radio Astronomy at the main campus.

While our progress has been slow due to us being students and needing to analyze what it is that we wish to do, we are planning to start asking around for experts, asking about experiences with radio astronomy, as well as asking what we should attempt to observe.

If you happen to have the answers to those three types of questions we are exploring, I would love to gather those answers and present them to the group at our next meeting in two weeks.

If you do not, I would still love to invite you to visit our group or the ASTRO club’s Stargazing events on March 22nd and April 5th at the GCC North Campus at 7PM.

Hope 2019 has been good to all of you so far.

Here is a 15 minute video I created to help summarize the group’s discussions up to yesterday’s meeting as well as present a framework for us to work on as the Spring semester continues.
https://youtu.be/HZmig7kRm3I

Ad Astra… or, in this case… Astra Videbimus,(I am hoping that I correctly said “We shall look at the stars”)
Brian Hack

Meeting Agenda

  • Chapter Business:
    • Old business
    • 2018 Chapter Reports
    • Financial Report  Chapter Dues
    • Online media update
    • Puerto Rico Update
    • New Business
  • Space up
    • Venue: Mesa Community College
    • Job Assignments: food table, speaker timer,
    • Items to discuss
      • Registration table
      • Food / Snacks table
      • Web pages and  promo’s
      • Flyers
      • Speakers did you get them
      • Planetarium show?
      • Professional Development?
  • Yuri Night
    • Venue: B2 Burgers
    • Webpage and Facebook page
    • Activities
    • Speaker
    • Giveaways
    • Cake
    • Astronaut cut-out
  • 50 year celebration for Apollo 11 (Online event)
    • So far 5 chapter participation including Germany and India
    • Broadcast media possibly on YouTube

See you 4th Saturday!

Phyllis Redhair
NSS Phoenix Chapter President