ISSS General Meeting March 30, 2011
Buffalo Wild Wings
Quote: 400 wings @ 6 wings per person $288 plus tax
Also need chips and drinks
Need to purchase decorations on same budget as food.
look into using the plotter to print a giant poster of Yuri
160 Rocket Launch
12 noon Saturday April 2
We have a new launch stand
Our budget has been approved in full.
See you all next meeting!
-Brian Fix, ISSS Secretary
Picking Days and Times for meetings during the semester
Continue with Biweekly meetings (every other week)
Wednesdays, Biweekly, 7PM
Next meeting will be Feb. 2nd and continue biweekly after that.
$5 for the semester, $10 for the year
Pay as soon as possible
Ideas for the semester
Past meetings have included guest speakers and discussions
Flight 3 party, coincide with a docking with the ISSS
Send ideas to Nicole and Chris via email
New idea to distribute membership cards
Could help clarify who exactly is a member of the club and could give incentive for paying of dues
Could have a list of events on the back for the semester
Card could have incentives attached to encourage people to actually pay dues
Discounts at businesses (organize service events to help any businesses)
Free food at meetings
Would like two people to work both at any given time
There is a pamphlet to pass out at clubfest
We would like a new board for next years clubfest, PR Chair would head that project
Take pictures throughout the semester for the board
First Event: Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday Jan 26th
Space themed, probably inside a building due to weather (Howe and Hoover)
Email Nicole if you have any ideas or would like to help out in anyways
Executive Board Goals for the Semester
Advertising to a wider audience and encourage more students to join
Increase attendance and membership at events, double the number of students on email lists
Launch the USLI Rocket
Collaborate on projects with other schools
Fundraise to get more people involved and provide incentives to attend meetings
Take short trips to interest new members
Build a static test stand to attract members to the more technical side of the club
Rebuild the current test and launch stands and make them individually positionable
Have a rocket launch with a design contest aspect
Increase attendance at astronomy nights, gain access to the observatory for at least an astronomy night
Keep better notes
Astronomy and Rocketry months in Fall and Spring semesters
Host some main event/attraction to be focal point of the month
Goal is to draw more attention to the club and have something to advertise
AIAA President has proposed a group trip
Pool resources to take a large group on a trip
Possible destination is Cosmosphere (7-8 hour trip to Hutchinson Kansas)
$17 per admission coupons online and group discounts available
SpaceX test center in Texas (14 hour one way trip)
Tours can show different engines and nozzles etc
Would like each exec board member to organize an event in the next year
- President – Chris Teubert
- Vice President – Nicole Valderrabano
- Treasurer – Sarah Weems
- Secretary – Brian Fix
- Web Guru – Chris Teubert / Rick Hanton
- Rocketry Chair – Jon Mitchell
- Astronomy Chair – Jae Lynch
- Trips Chair – Renee Showers
- Public Relations – Anthony Simon
- SEDS Rep – Jordan Wright
We are hosting elections for the Space Society in 202 Carver on November 16 at 7pm. We will also provide pizza and pop for members. Please come and be a leader in ISU’s only rocketry and space advocacy club!
- October 8th- Special Allocations Form Due
- October 10th 9PM- Stargazing night for Freshman Honors Group on Central Campus
- October 12th 4-8PM- AerE 160 Construction Approval (Volunteers Needed)
- October 12th 8PM- General Meeting 202 Carver
- October 19th 8PM- Stargazing on Central Campus
- October 27th- Spacevision Registration Due
- October 23rd- AerE 160 Launch at Cross-Country Field (Volunteers Needed)
- October 26th 7PM- General Meeting 202 Carver (Possibility of a speaker)
- Skymaps.com is a great place to start with stargazing to see what stars are up in the sky to see.
- Nightwatch is a great Stargazing book for the beginning stargazer (and is in the library).
- Cleardarksky.com gives you a 2 day outlook for cloud cover in the sky.
- The moon is fun to look at, even with binoculars.
- Saturn is the first think to check out with a telescope – lives up to the press.
- Stellarium is a great program to give you an idea of what the night sky looks like on any given night.
- Beyond the solar system with a powerful telescope, you can see the Orion Nebula or Andromeda Galaxy.
- You could always go check out the Messier catalog for interesting things to hunt for in the sky.
- You could also check out the Sky and Telescope magazine for more fun!
So thanks to Professor Kerton for providing his insights and we hope to see more of him in the future!
Come and see our booth today at Clubfest in the Memorial Union from 11-4pm. We’ll have free handouts and lots of information about our activities this semester.
We will also have a brief meeting tonight at 5:30 in Carver 232 just for people that want to come to SpaceVision 2010, the only student space conference in the country! The costs of attending this year are extremely low, so we’re looking to bring as many people as possible to the conference on November 5-7. Please come chat with us tonight if you want to attend or contact Rick Hanton at email@example.com.
Hello visitor to the ISSS website!
If you are a new student or new to the group, we would encourage you to check out our website, what we do and SEDS itself. I’ll try to get the President or VP of the group on here to talk more about the group in a few days, but to keep it simple: we are the group that does a lot of rocketry, astronomy, and space-related trips on campus.
Feel free to check out our website here (http://chapters.seds.org/isss/) or the main SEDS website to learn more about who we are and what we do. One of our main and most exciting trips for the semester will be to SpaceVision 2010, the yearly national SEDS conference which is actually nearby this year just a few hours away in Illinois (last 3 were in Boston, College Station TX, and Tucson). Even if you aren’t a “member” of the group, we invite you to come with us and get to shake hands and chat with the President of SpaceX, the Director of NASA-Ames and more. We’ll have more info on trip-planning soon.
The WordPress Multi-user setup was recently updated to the new WordPress 3.0 software which now combines both WordPress and WordPress Multi-user and is now called WordPress Multisite, a feature that’s a part of the regular WordPress system! With the update, we’ve moved the chapter sites from being hosted at seds.org/chapters to being at chapters.seds.org. Sorry about the confusion!
Several new themes have also been added to the default offering: K2 (requested by UASEDS), Aero Inspirat, Catastrophe, deFusion, deCoder, New Age Earth and Twenty Ten (WordPress 3 new default theme). If you have any suggestions for a nice theme we could add to our selection, or any useful plugins that might go well with our sites, please let us know!