September 23rd Meeting Minutes

SpaceVision Poster Session

  • October 31st and November 1st at SpaceVision
  • Abstracts Due Oct. 1st

Bob Richards Scholarship for Peace Through Space

Peter Diamandis Bold Space Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Amber Luttmann, Google Hangout Event

  • Graduated from UA with degree in optical sciences and engineering
  • Now works for Google on Google Glass
  • Send questions to so she can prepare answers
  • Send questions by Friday

OSIRIS-REx Time Capsule

  • Submit messages and images via Twitter and Instagram to be placed in a “time capsule” aboard OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft.

UASEDS Announcements

Send Your Name to Bennu

  • Just send in your name and it will fly to Bennu and back!
  • Must submit by Sept. 30


Flagstaff Trip

  • $30 to attend for dues-paying members
  • Two spots available, speak with Carmen ASAP
  • Visiting Lowell Observatory and Meteor Crater

Flandrau Visit

  • October 21st, during regular meeting time
  • Visit Flandrau Planetarium
  • 6-8pm
  • Will get some sort of reduced cost

OSIRIS-REx Student Job Opportunity

  • Programmer/Software Engineer
  • Position open until filled
  • Sophomores or juniors and up
  • Send resume to

Coming Up Soon

Outreach Events

  • Solar Eclipse on October 23rd
    • Solar scopes on the mall
  • Biosphere 2 Discovery Nights on October 25th
    • Take Dobsonian Telescope to Biosphere 2
  • Geosciences Saturday Science Academy on November 14th
    • Space science activities
  • Himmel Library on November 20th
    • 7-9pm
    • Take scopes and solar system activities

Club Business

UASEDS Goes to SpaceVision

  • Must pay a deposit of $200 today
  • Limited to 10 people
  • Total cost is $400 with registration
  • You will get a Dean’s excuse

Outreach Coordinator

  • Responsible for arranging and organizing educational outreach events
  • One of our missions as a club is to provide volunteers to assist in educational outreach
  • Will try again in October
  • Please consider running!

Space News

  • MAVEN successfully completed orbital insertion
    • Launched November 18th, arrived Sunday
  • SpaceX Cargo Docks with the ISS
    • Arrived this morning
    • 5 tons of supplies and science
    • First 3D printer
      • Built by SEDS members!


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