September 15th meeting NSS PHX Featuring Dr Tanya Harrison, Presenting -Cloudy With a Chance of Dust Storms

The September 15th meeting NSS of Phoenix Featuring Tanya Harrison, director of research at Arizona State University’s Space Technology and Science (NewSpace) Initiative will be Presenting -Cloudy With a Chance of Dust Storms (all about weather on Mars)

The September 15th 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).

Our last outing at the ASU Congressional Conference: Space Innovation had about 13 members attend. This was a great opportunity to listen to members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation on several space topics and there opinions. We also had a wonderful opportunity to hear from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. A few of our members had an opportunity to ask questions that allowed panelist to answer candidly different aspects for space advancement and road blocks. This conference provided an opportunity for space industry professionals to bridge the gap with congress professionals by providing ideas, concerns and information.

A nice summary can be found here at https://asunow.asu.edu/20180820-solutions-asu-hosts-congress-members-industry-leaders-conference-space-innovation

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Saturday August 18th NSS PHX Update

Our next meting event this weekend, we will be hearing from our very own Chuck Lesher, writer and former engineer. About Governments role in space.  August 18th meeting of the Phoenix Chapters of the National Space Society and the Moon Society will still be at our usual time (11 am) and located at the Humanist Community Center in Mesa (627 W. Rio Salado Blvd (formerly 8th St.), Mesa, AZ, 85201).

More on the Congressional Outing:

Just as a reminder about the outing, to communicate in case we split up or get lost go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Moonsociety/?ref=bookmarks Ill be putting up a post for a group chat to ask questions or find out where we are.

I will be carrying an NSS bag and standing near the elevators inside till about 20 min before starting so if you want we can sit together. I’m not sure what we will do for lunch but there is a campus cafeteria. Also please be sure you look up the event in advance and find a parking structure you might like. most lots charge 3 dollars an hour and this will be an all day event

See you Saturday.

Phyllis Redhair President

 

 

Saturday August 18th meeting of NSS Phoenix Featuring Dr Troy Howe Presenting a talk on Radioisotope Power Sources, Used for Deep Space Missions

The August 18th 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 August meeting will Feature Dr Troy Howe, and speak about Radioisotope Power Sources, used for deep space missions to provide electrical power when solar is too weak to help., Then, a review of current and past RTGs as well as share with us some of his work with radioisotope thermo-photovoltaics.

Outing Announcement:

I hope you all had a wonderful July and kept cool during those record heat breaking days. I would like to pass on a very generous invitation, “on behalf of ASU President Dr. Michael Crow and Matt Salmon, Vice President of Government and Community Engagement at ASU, the local Phoenix chapter of the National Space Society is cordially invited to attend a Congressional Conference Event, Join NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and multiple members of the Arizona Congressional delegation as we discuss the current and future state of space exploration.”

The conference will be followed by a brief reception to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and networking while surrounded by examples of ASU and industry partner NASA space exploration projects.”

Please respond to the members email for NSS PHX @ Phyllis.Redhair2012@gmail.com so I can send information on this invitation only event for date, time, and location. This is a free event at ASU and you will need to get the register link to RSVP.

I appreciate you all, and all you do, see you Saturday!

 

Phyllis Redhair
NSS Phoenix Chapter President

NSS July Summer Break 2018

This Month’s event we will not have a regular meeting at the Humanist Center, we will take advantage of the last moments of July for this year’s summer break. I wish you all happy memories as you are with your families and friends.

Past event:  June outreach event, we attended LepreCon 44.  NSS hosted a panel making paper space crafts, and debut a little activity tracking satellites. This panel was surprisingly attended by 8 adults.

Volunteer Opportunity:  We are still in need of a web host to asst with NSS Puerto Rico. If you are interested please let me know at Phyllis.Redhair2012@gmail.com

For last minute get together and space chat. Please join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Moonsociety/?ref=bookmarks feel free IM me to ask questions as well.

Phyllis Redhair
NSS Phoenix Chapter President

This Weekend: (Open) Phoenix NSS Outing, June 16th Lets Watch “2001: A Space Odyssey (in 70mm) ” Movie @ 3:40pm Tempe Marketplace

Our next event will be a gathering and we will watch 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70 mm its  2 hr 44 min (G) Showtime: 3:40pm Saturday, June 16, 2018  @ 3:40pm FYI this is advertised as not including previews.  Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16 theaters, located at 2000 E Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ  85281. on the Harkins website it says that ” Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the seminal film, Warner Bros. Pictures is releasing an “unrestored” 70mm print ”

I will be wearing my NSS badge and standing out front by the ticket booth about 3:10 min to 3:20 before, After that we should be inside finding seats and getting popcorn and soda. There is no assigned seating. we will try to sit together as best we can. But, we usually go and eat after too at one of the nearby food places.  For info on the movie, go to http://www.harkinstheatres.com

After the show lets talk space! ie: culture, ideas, suggestions, advancements ect. Or if your new  or are curious about our group we can get to know you and answer any questions you have about NSS PHX. Welcome!  It will probably be about  6:30-ish when the movie ends and plan on ending around 7:30 for about an hour, stay longer if you wish. We will gather under one of the umbrella lounge areas and figure out where to eat or go from from there. (I’ll still have on my badge) If your staying after the movie, there are a few places to eat at Tempe Market Place it is an outdoor mall. http://www.tempemarketplace.com/dine/dining-guide/

Also, See the link for short notice Opportunities or announcements. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Moonsociety/?ref=bookmarks

See you at the show!

NSS Outreach Event at LepreCon 44, June weekend on 23 or 24, 2018

Greetings

Our next speaker meeting will be moved to September. Due to the Business meeting by unanimous vote it was determined that we should resume our Speaker meeting in September. We will continue to do outreach and continue experimental unconventional gatherings for our group, to see what more people are interested in. If you would like to be of service to our group or want to present or have any ideas. We invite you to come to our next business meeting held twice a year. The next business meeting will be in the fall to make plans for spring.

So, with that…

Our next gathering will be a volunteer opportunity to make paper satellite crafts with kids at LepreCon 44 for a short scheduled special event. If I can get some items together in time, we will be tracking satellite paths and teaching kids about different orbital patterns they might get. We will be in the gaming room please contact me if you want to join in. We are currently awaiting our time slot for this event.

Also, Check out the new NSS website and If you are not a current member or need to renew, please visit this link space.nss.org/join-national-space-society/ our NSS PHX CODE is 504.

 

 

PHX NSS Business Meeting Saturday May 19th Announcement

There are a few Outreach Events to discuss. On Saturday, May 19th, 2018 during our regular meeting time 11 to 1pm. This is a venue change please note that we are meeting at our usual restaurant the Mesa Community Restaurant at 535 N Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201.

We will gather to discuss the up and coming events for NSS Phoenix. Report on past events, have a discussion and vote on summer break, discuss for ideas for upcoming events and overview the upcoming Collaboration and Assignments.

Topics include: NSS Phoenix will take the lead on Web/IT support for NSS Puerto Rico.   I am asking for 2 volunteers to help and to keep the work load light and fun.

Updates: on previous outreach and proposed projects from our PHX NSS members during our spring networking opportunities and meeting with other organizations.

Outreach projects: with Westercon – Volunteer Request to make paper satellites opportunity July update, and Phx comic Fest – Volunteer Request count people opportunity (May 24th – 27th) update.

Upcoming events: ISDC – Reminder (May 24th – 27th), Spring Potluck, Summer Break

New Business

Please remember that Yearly Local Membership Dues have reset and had occurred in January. Our service commitments have been very easy just show up events. Please remember that your commitments are important however small, and to find a replacement if you will be absent. We will plan to resume regular speaker meeting next month in June.