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

  • Spacex.com/webcast
  • 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 seds.org/spacetalks

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

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)
  • http://spacemicrobes.ucdavis.edu/our-team

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

  • Chapters.seds.org/uaseds


  • $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 SEDS.org


  • 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!