We gathered for the LibraryCon this November to help support one of our local library’s. This was an Outreach Event. This was for the fourth annual LibraryCon (mini comic-con) on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the library Southeast Regional Library at 775 N. Greenfield; Gilbert, AZ.
We had a couple kids build little paper satellites and spoke to them about up coming events happening in space. several people stopped by to talk. and we gave out a couple magazines and brochures. There are a few new subscribers to our newsletters.
We are grateful to have been apart of this event and show support for our community. We plan on doing this event again in 2018. please let me know if you have an interest in running a booth or would want to provide a talk if requested by any of our out reach events.
Our next meeting will be held 11 am at the Humanist Center in Mesa) and will feature Al Anzaldua. Al is our current International Chapters Coordinator for NSS, and a long time space advocate. Al will present his talk called “Moon to Moon to Mons,” which will focus on Deimos, Lava Tubes on the Moon and the Western Slopes of Two Mons Volcanoes.
Ballots are now being accepted online for the 2018 Heinlein Award : NSS PHX chapter gets a vote on the Heinlein Award, in ADDITION to the votes of individual NSS members. You need to record your vote, preferably via the link in the NSS email you will received, by midnight Nov 30 (Hawaiian time). The National Space Society’s Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award honors those individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions to the creation of a free, space-faring civilization. Please read the eligibility and procedures to vote accurately.
Only votes of current NSS members in good standing will count towards the outcome of this vote http://www.nss.org/heinlein-ballot.php
If you are not a current member please visit this link https://www.nss.org/membership/membership_renewal_form.shtml to renew your membership first. NSS PHX CODE 504.
Please allow seven days for your membership to be validated. you may contact me at my E-mail Phyllis.Redhair2012@gmail.com if you need the email resent to you.
FUN STUFF: in case you were interested Free Cassini E-Book: on our NSS.ORG Blog http://blog.nss.org/the-saturn-system-through-the-eyes-of-cassini/
The September 16th 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).
Using the summer time frame was a great time to pace out some of our upcoming projects in order prepare for Winter/Spring. During summer we pushed through to be sure we had the opportunity to meet to gather and build a larger active membership base. We will start up monthly speaker meetings again this September. We are honored to have our very own former President for NSS Phoenix., Mike Mackowski, Presenting his talk on “How Satellites Work”.
There will also be a quick word about petition for John Strickland for an AT-LARGE director‘s position of the NSS Board of Directors for a four-year term commencing after the 2018 NSS election. For anyone interested in signing to support his nomination.
We will continue gathering for the summer. Our next event will be a gathering and watch Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 2 hrs. 16 min. (PG-13) Showtime:
Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ 5:00 PM Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16 2000 E Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281
I will be wearing my NSS badge and standing out front by the ticket booth about 30 min to 20 min before if you want to sit together. After that we should be inside getting popcorn and soda. There is no assigned seating we will try to get the top rows since they are less popular. For info on the movie go to http://www.harkinstheatres.com/movieDetails.aspx?movieId=83502
Then, we will decide where to eat from there. There are a few places to eat at Tempe Market Place it is an outdoor mall. http://www.tempemarketplace.com/dine/dining-guide/
Our previous gathering was volunteer opportunity to help a member of our sister Organization in Tucson making space crafts with kids at Westercon for a short scheduled special event . Saturday, July 1st, 2017 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM thank you for all volunteers to help with Westercon . We started setup at 9am, and ran to 1pm. See the link for short notice Opportunities or announcements. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Moonsociety/?ref=bookmarks
The June 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). Our guest will be Donald Jacques
Don was born in 1957 as an Air Force Brat. Wanderlust has been strong since sitting in front of the tv in 1969 watching Neil and Buzz walk on the moon. As a veteran of the USAF, he received training as both aircraft loadmaster, and facilities electrician. Complex systems has always been an interest from the early days of experimenting with electricity, to developing applications as a Computer Programmer for 20 years. With interests in Artificial Intelligence, Complex Systems, and Space Settlement, he seldom pauses from projects.
Founder of EarthSeed, Inc, Don now is focusing on the development of CELSS. Beginning his research in 2010, he built an aquaponics system at home, then leveraged that knowledge to construct and tour his Tiny Home trailer. He is author of “EarthSeed: Settling Space in This Generation”, available on Amazon. Now that that the Tiny Home is retired, he has embarked on the conversion of an 84 passenger school bus into a fully operational mobile Closed Ecological Life Support System Demonstrator. * Photo and Bio Permission from EarthSeed, Inc
Link to website: http://earthseed.space/
Link to book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Earth-Seed-Settling-Space-Generation/dp/1936037092/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8