September 16th Meeting Minutes

24 Members Present


  • Dues
    • Pay them to Ryan
    • $15/semester
    • $25/year
  • Social Media!
  • Lecture Series
    • Wednesday 7pm, Kuiper 308
    • Monday 7:30pm, SO N210
    • Thursday 4:00pm, SO N210
  • OSIRIS-REx Time Capsule
    • Submit a tweet or Instagram about space travel
    • #asteroidmission



    • Design, build, fly a weather balloon payload to the edge of space!
    • If interested, sign sign-up sheet or contact Ryan Stelzer
  • Amber Luttmann, UASEDS Alumni
    • Google Hangout on September 30th
    • Normal meeting time/place
    • Optical Sciences & Engineering
    • Works at Google on Google Glass
    • Email Carmen questions in advance so Amber can think out answers
  • SpaceVision Poster Session
    • October 31 and November 1st
    • Deadline October 1st
    • Best poster in several categories will receive cash prize of between $750 and $1000
      • Satellite & Satellite Technology
      • Astronomy, Space, and Earth Science
      • Robotics and Rovers
      • Propulsion and Launch Vehicles
      • Asteroids
      • Other
    • Bob Richards Scholarship for Peace Through Space
      • Awarded to 1 student who has demonstrated a passion for using space for peaceful benefits
      • Submit essat detailing work you’ve done or will do
      • $500 reward, $500 for future work, and $500 for travel to SpaceVision
      • See more at SpaceVision website
    • Peter Diamandis Bold Space Entrepeneurship Scholarship
      • $1000 to support whatever you are doing
      • Submit essay detailing entrepreneurial effort already in progress/planning stages
      • See more at SpaceVision website
    • Evening with Industry
      • September 29th, 6pm
      • Current Engineering or Computer Science Students
      • Must apply before midnight on the 19
    • RASC-AL Robo-Ops Competition
    • Art of Planetary Science (October 17th-19th)
    • World Space Week (October 4th-10th)
    • Try to have a star party on the 10th or 11th of October


UASEDS Business

  • Outreach Officer
    • Please consider running.
    • Only requirement to be an officer in SEDS is student and pay SEDS dues.
    • As long as you are interested, we can help you become a great officer.
  • SpaceVision
    • Thursday October 30 through Sunday November 2nd
    • Hosted by UNC SEDS
    • Must PAY by next meeting
    • $300
    • Limited to 10 people, first come, first served
    • You will get a Dean’s Excuse
  • Flagstaff Trip
    • We need to know and get paid TODAY
    • $30 for members
    • October 4th and 5th
    • Lowell Observatory
    • Meteor Crater
    • Camping
  • Shirts
    • New logo!
    • $15
    • Navy Blue
  • Goals!
    • Telescope Training
    • Launch a rocket
      • With AIAA
      • With Southern AZ Rocketry Association
    • Real rocket launching parties
    • Mixers
      • With faculty members
      • Events with other space clubs
    • More social events!
      • Game nights
      • Picnics

04/17/14 General Meeting

Tax Day in Space!

  • Astronauts paid taxes in space

Total Lunar Eclipse

Oceans on Saturn’s Moons

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

  • Launching at 12:25 AZ time
  • Carrying 5th Dragon Capsule, 3rd Cargo Delivery

2014 Yetadel Lecture

  • Seeing Signals from Before Our Big Bang?
  • Sir Roger Penrose
  • Oxford University
  • Monday 4/21
  • 4:00pm
  • Steward Observatory Room N210

LPL Colloquium

  • The Kinetic Solar Wind and the NASA Solar Probe Plus Mission
  • Dr. Stuart Bale
  • UC Berkely
  • Tuesday 4/22
  • 3:45pm
  • Kuiper 312

SEDS-USA SpaceTalks

  • Ryan Kobrick
  • Yuri’s Night Executive Director
  • Live on

ISDC 2014

  • May 14th to the 18th
  • Los Angeles
  • Student Registration si $55 without meals
  • Featured Speakers and VIPs
    • Buzz Aldrin
    • Elon Musk

Yuri’s Night 2014

  • Was fun!
  • Space trivia

Upcoming Elections

  • Full members are eligible to run for all positions
  • Must declare intent to run by Monday, April 21st
  • Positions are:
    • President
    • Treasurer
    • Trip Coordinator
    • Communications
    • Outreach
    • Technology
    • Platforms due Monday, April 28th
    • Elections take place Thursday, May 1st

04/03/14 General Meeting

Z-2 Spacesuit Design Vote

  • Vote on how NASA’s next generation space suit will look for testing
  • Fully built by November of this year
  • Tested at Neutral Buoyancy Lab and JSC Rock Yard as well as other places
  • All in effort to learn how to spacewalk

Atlas V Launch

  • Launched from Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • 7:46am
  • ULA and USAF
  • Atlas V Rocket carrying Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

TAP Colloquium

  • Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
  • Monday April 7th
  • 4-5pm
  • Steward N210

LPL Colloquium

  • Dr. Tommi Koskinen
  • The Upper Atmosphere of Saturn from Cassini UVIS Occultations
  • Tuesday April 8th
  • 3:45pm-4:45pm
  • Kuiper 312

SEDS Space Talk

  • Chris Voorhees
  • Director of Spacecraft Development at Planetary Resources
  • #spacetalks for questions
  • TONIGHT at 6pm

Yuri’s Night

  • Celebration of Yuri Gagarin’s first manned spaceflight
  • Inaugural launch of Space Shuttle Columbia
  • Celebrating at Sky Bar
  • Doubling as percentage night
  • Raffle
    • Mars Curiosity Rover Hot Wheels
    • DIY Star Projector
    • Gift Cards
    • 2 Adam Block prints
    • Prizes
    • Costume Party

ASCEND! Team Presentation

Yuri’s Night 2014

Mark your calendars, space fans!  Saturday, April 12th, we will be celebrating Yuri’s Night at Sky Bar on 4th Ave.

There will be prizes, a raffle, music, costumes, and more!  All ages are welcome at this event.

Print out this flier and present it at the time of any purchase at Sky Bar between 5 and 9 PM and part of the proceeds will go to support UASEDS!


03/13/2014 General Meeting

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR members FOR MAKING IT OUT TO OUR MEETING, AND playing Jeopardy!: Space Edition with us. It was a blast!


Below you will find the full meeting minutes as well as the power point presentation!

12 Members Present


  • Microbial Ecology Research Combining Citizen and University Researchers on the ISS
  • Launch Date 3/16/14
  • Team makeup includes science cheerleaders (cheerleaders from the NFL)

Falcon 9 Launch

Behind the Scenes: ISS

Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars

  • Book Launch Event on Saturday, March 15th at 2pm in Kuiper 308

Steward Observatory Public Evening Lecture

  • Dr. Jill Tarter
  • SETI Institute
  • Tuesday, March 18th
  • 7:30pm
  • Social Sciences 100

LPL Colloqium

  • Dr. Youssef Moudden
  • Challenges of Simulating the Martian Atmosphere
  • Thursday March 27th
  • 3:45pm
  • Kuiper 312



Yuri’s Night

  • April 12th
  • Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s Historic First Spaceflight and First Launch of Space Shuttle Columbia
  • SEDS Hosting Event
    • Sky Bar
    • Raffle

Next Meeting is March 27th, 2014

You will find the power point presentation here: UASEDS 3/13 Meeting Presentation

02/13/14 General Meeting

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR MEMBERS FOR MAKING IT OUT TO OUR MEETING, AND participating in our Telescope Operator Training. Ad Astra!


Below you will find the full meeting minutes as well as the power point presentation!

Space in the Media

  • Star Wars “Inspired” Dresses
  • JAXA Astronaut Koichi Wakata
  • China’s Yutu Moon Rover

Theoretical Astrophysoics Colloquim

  • 2/17
  • 4pm-5pm
  • Kuiper 308
  • At the Edge of Explosion

LPL Grad Student Colloquim

  • Martian Carbonates Hiding in Plain Sight
  • 3D Climate Modeling of Close-In Land Planets
  • 2/18
  • 3:45pm
  • Kuiper 312

SEDS Office Hours



  • $15/semester

Flagstaff Trip

  • Meteor Crater
  • Lowell Observatory
  • Would stay the night

You will find the power point presentation here: UASEDS 2/13 Meeting Presentation

02/06/14 General Meeting

What is SEDS?

  • International Organization SEDS-Earth
    • Part of SEDS-USA
    • Independent student-based organization for the Exploration and Development of Space
      • See Mission Statement at


  • President
    • Amanda Urquiza
  • Treasurer
    • Bobby Shely
  • Trip Coordinator
    • Joel Mueting
  • Communications
    • Eric Sahr
  • Outreach
    • Carmen Austin
  • Technology
    • Andrew McGuckin


Past Activities

  • Microgravity
  • Spring Break
  • SpaceVision


New This Year

  • Trips
    • Northern AZ
      • End of February
      • Meteor Crater
      • Lowell Observatory
  • Kartchner Caverns
  • Yuri’s Night
    • April 12th
    • B
    • Building a 3D Printer project



  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Projects
  • Research Opportunities
  • Local Trips
  • Spring Break Trip
  • Building connections with SEDS Alumni
  • Industry professionals


Types of Membership

  • Basic Membership
    • Attend one club meeting and be a good student
    • Full Membership
      • Pay $15 dues/semester
      • Run and vote in elections
      • SEDS Trips are discounted
      • Discounted SEDS Items
      • Hold project leadership positions
      • Store things in the SEDS Office


SEDS Office

  • Sonett Space Sciences Building
  • Office Hours:
    • Eric: Monday/Wednesday 11-12
    • Amanda: Monday/Thursday 2-3
    • Bobby: Tuesday 12:30-2:30
    • Andrew: Monday 12-1, Friday 11-12
    • Carmen: Tuesday 11-1
    • Joel: TBD


SEDS Shirts

  • SOON


UA and Astronomy Club Picnic

  • Potluck
  • This Saturday
  • Noon
  • Himmel Park
  • Let us know if you need a ride


Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Sequel to Carl Sagan
  • March 9th on FOX
  • National Geographic Channel also

First Meeting of 2014!

Hello, SEDS-ers!  Our first meeting of the new semester will be next Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 5:00PM in Kuiper 312.  Join us to find out about all the events and activities planned for this semester!  If you can’t make it to our meetings, no worries!  Keep an eye out for our emails, or check back here to see meeting recaps!  See you all next week!

11/26/2013 General Meeting

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR GUEST SPEAKER, Patricio Becerra, FOR MAKING IT OUT TO OUR MEETING, AND TALKING TO US ABOUT his Mars research at at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory here at the University of Arizona!


Below you will find the full meeting minutes as well as the power point presentation!

You will find the power point presentation here: UASEDS 11/26 Meeting Presentation

10/01/13 General Meeting

Below you will find the full meeting minutes as well as the power point presentation!


22 Members Present

Space News

  • Curiosity Found Molecules on Mars
    • Water vapor released by minerals
  • Cygnus docks with the ISS
    • Falcon 9 version 1.1 demo launched Sept. 29
    • Canadian satellite CASSIOPE
    • Link to video:
  • NASA Shutdown
    • Government shutdown 10/1/13
    • 97% of it’s employees are off the job
    • doesn’t exist
    • NASA TV is offline
    • Social media inactive
    • All public events are canceled
    • ISS Astronauts are safe
  • NASA’s 55th Birthday
    • October 1st 1958
  • LPL Evening Lecture Series
    • Kepler’s Multiple Planet Systems
    • Dr. Jack Lissauer
    • 10/22/13 3:45-4:45 in Kuiper 312
  • Flandrau Science Center Humanities Week
    • 10/1/13 4:00-7:00
  • SpaceVision 2013
    • Networking
    • Speakers
    • Hackathon
    • Volunteering
    • Newspace Business Plan Competition
      • Email Bobby if interested by TONIGHT
  • Membership
    • Pay DUES
    • $15/semester, $25/year
    • Talk to any officer to pay dues
  • Office Hours
    • Snack store
    • Study space
    • Check hours at
  • World Space Week
    • Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth
    • October 4th-10th
      • Launch of first human-made satellite
      • Signing of Outer Space Treaty
    • Goal is to educate people about the benefits they receive from space
  • Outreach Event
    • Biosphere 2
    • Saturday, October 5th
    • Experience B2 at night
    • 4-4:30pm on Saturday
    • Signup sheet at meeting
  • Social Event: Gravity
    • Friday, October 4th
    • Century 20 El Con Theatre
    • 8:00pm Showtime
    • $8.50 for student ticket
    • Trailer link:
  • Carmen’s Weekly Video
    • Square Kilometer Array
    • New radio telescope being built in Australia and South Africa
    • Video link:

    Carmen’s NASA Social Presentation

    • NASA Socials take place at various facilities
    • NASA randomly selects a certain amount of people to participate
    • Astronaut Health, Fitness, and Rehabilitation
      • Given a badge
      • @NASASocial
  • Visited Building Nine (mockups for the ISS)
    • Mark Bowman, “The Soyuz Guy”
    • Astronaut Doug Wheelock (@Astro_Wheels)
  • NASA is building social media into astronaut’s schedules
  • Gave astronaut food to NASA Social attendees
    • (it was gross)
  • Got to see press conference with three astronauts that just arrived at the ISS
  • Got to see exercise equipment that is used on the ISS
  • NASA Social attendees got to stack dominos using gloves to simulate pain of astronaut gloves
  • #NASA55 – use this hashtag to celebrate NASA’s birthday – because they can’t