9/17/13 General Meeting

We had a great time hearing from our guest speakers and fellow SEDS members, Andrew, Eric, and Joel! We hope to see you at our next meeting on 9/24.


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

Space in the Media

  •  Dancing with the Stars w/ Bill Nye
  •  Promoting space exploration through wide media

Voyager Goes Interstellar

  •  Furthest Man-Made Anything

Antares/Cygnus Launch

  •  Orbital Sciences Launch to ISS
  •  Wallops Flight Facility

LPL Evening Lecture

  •  Ed Beshore
  •  Deputy-PI ORex
  •  What’s up with all the talk about Asteroids?
  •  9/17 at 7pm
  •  Kuiper 308

Radio Club

  •  9/18 6pm Old Engineering 303
  •  Get students to learn amateur radio
  • http://k7uaz.com


  •  $15 dues per semester/ $25 per year

Office Hours

  •  MW 10-11 Eric
  •  TR 9:30-10:30 Bobby
  •  WF 2-3 Andrew

T-Shirt Design Contest

  •  Contest Ends Tuesday, October 1
  •  Design wins – get free shirt

Gravity Movie

  •  Social Event
  • Oct. 4th


  •  $65 Registration
  •  Lower price for members
  •  Volunteers get free registration
  •  Abstracts due 9/20
  •  spacevision.seds.org

NewSpace Business Plan Competition

  •  Proposal for space industry businesses
  •  Contact Bobby for more information and to form a team
  •  spacevision.seds.org/Business_Plan_Competition

Weekly Video

  •  Unlock the Gravitational Universe
  •  Watch here

Next Meeting: 9/24 @ 6pm


Andrew’s Summer with Boeing

  •  Worked for Boeing up in Seattle
  •  What is Boeing
    • Seattle, WA
    • Founded 1916
    • One of the largest aerospace manufacturers
    • Commercial airliners and defense contracting
  •  Worked in Engineering Operations & Technology
  •  Flight Test Safety
    • Material flammability Tests
    • Safety Risk from late test plan changes
    • Plus meetings, tours, flight simulators, and more



  •  Application form sent to listserv
  •  Application due Friday, September 27th at 11:59pm
  •  Email applications or questions to  esahr@email.arizona.edu
  •  Video of last year’s flight on Facebook page here


You will find the presentation here: UASEDS 9/17 Meeting Presentation


09/03/13 General Meeting (First Meeting of Fall 2013 Semester)

Our first meeting of the semester was a success. Thanks to all who joined us, and we hope to see you at our next meeting!


Below you will find the full meeting minutes as well as the power point presentation. Please let us know if you have any questions!


  •  What is SEDS?
    • Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
    • Mission Statement (available at  http://seds.org)
    • Just one chapter in a larger international organization
  •  Officers
    • President – Amanda Urquiza
    • Treasurer – Bobby Shely
    • Trip Coordinator – Joel Mueting
    • Communications – Eric Sahr
    • Outreach – Carmen Austin
    • Technology – Andrew McGuckin
  •  Activities of Past Year
    • Microgravity
      • Flew in Houston, TX in June 2013
    • SpaceVision 2012 (in Buffalo, NY)
    • ASCEND!
      • Weather Balloon payload project
      • 2 flights, November 2012 and March 2013
    • Spring Break Trip
      • Visited space facilities in Texas and New Mexico
    • Spring Fling
      • Big fundraising event for SEDS
  •  Plans for This Year
    • Flagstaff Trip
      • Lowell Observatory
      • Meteor Crater
    • Kartchner Caverns
    • SEDS-ASU Visit
    • Projects
      • Microgravity
      • ASCEND!
  •  SpaceVision 2013
    • Co-hosted by UASEDS and SEDS-ASU at ASU Campus in Tempe, AZ
    • November 7-10, 2013
    • Registration is $65
    • Speakers include Bill Nye, Phil Plait, and Dante Lauretta (among many others)
    • http://spacevision.seds.org
  •  Raytheon Guest Speaker Jeff Scogin
    • 3 Raytheon employees targeting engineering clubs to recruit future employees
    • Resume workshop prior to Employment Fair
    • Goal is to help people get hired
  •  Opportunities for SEDS Members
    •  Leadership
      • Projects
    • Research
      • SpaceVision Poster Session (abstracts due 9/20)
    • Travel
    • Connecting with industry
    • Build your resume
  • Membership
    • Basic
      • Requires good academic standing
      • Attend any one event
    • Full
      • Pay dues
        • $15/semester
        • $25/year
      • Participate in officer elections
      • Discounts on SEDS Items
      • Discounts on trips
      • Store items in the SEDS Office
      • Be involved with projects
      • Become a telescope operator
  • Office Hours
    • Eric MW 10-11am
    • Bobby TR 9:30-10:30am
    • Andrew WF 2-3pm
    • Office located in Sonett Space Sciences, Room 21
  • T-Shirt Design Contest
    • Designs must be submitted by 9/15
    • Winner gets a free shirt
  •  LADEE/Ice Cream Social
    • 9/6 at 8pm
    • Location TBD
    • LADEE Mission Overview video
  •  UA Science Cinema Movie Night
    • 9/7 6-10pm
    • Armageddon
    • Special Speaker: OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta
    • Free parking
    • Located at Highland Commons

You will find the power point presentation here: UASEDS First Meeting Presentation

First Meeting 9.3.2013

Hey everyone, come out to the first UASEDS meeting of the new year this Tuesday, September 3rd at 6:00 PM in Kuiper Space Sciences Room 312!  There will be free food served at the meeting and we’ll be talking about plans for the new semester, including trips, projects, and outreach.  We hope to see you there!

General Meeting 2.16.2012

SEDS General Meeting 2.16.2012

Space News
-Space X will become a publicly traded company in 2013
-Could be valued in the billions of dollars
NASA Budget
-NASA wants to build a manned space station in orbit on the far side of the moon. Lagrangian point EML-2
-Currently no funding or timeline
-President’s preliminary budget has been passed, though party opposition will probably override almost all changes.
-New Funding for new missions, Uranus, Enceladus
LRO Image
-LRO imaged of a boulder goes HERE
Soviet Propaganda Poster
-Images go here

Upcoming Events
Game Night
-Friday 2.24.2012
-SEDS Office
-Bring food!
Job Opportunity at NOAO
-Special Projects assistant
-10 Hours per week or more
-Need to be able to work weekends
-Outreach type science events
-If you’re still interested, the sign up sheet is on the clipboard in the office
– Opening ceremonies are Friday, 2.17.2012 at 4PM
– Free food!
-Prizes, yay!
Spring Break Trip
– Still one spot available
– 16 Total attendees
– Please pay dues today or ASAP
– $40 for Ellen our treasurer

General Meeting 10.29.2012

UASEDS Meeting 10.29.2012


Space News


SpaceX CRS X-1 splashed down yesterday

Eric has a link to some amateur video


Launch Video for Russian Soyuz


Mt. Lemmon with ASUSEDS

–       Interested in visiting Mt. Lemmon

–       Mid/early December

–       Chapter collaboration encouraged with USA-SEDS


Outreach Event at Amphi High

-6th, 7th and 8th Graders

-Late November, early December

-Signup sheet passed around


Carmen’s Goldstone Presentation


General Meeting 10.22.2012

SEDS General Meeting 10.22.2012


Canadian Space Agency Rovers

–       Developing a fleet of next generation rovers

–       For the Moon and Mars

–       Some can be used as companion robots for astronauts

–       Expect to be used by 2020


Exoplanet around Alpha Centauri B

–       13% larger then Earth’s mass

–       4.3 Light years away

–       Closest star to earth

–       Orbits every 3.2 days at a distance of 3 million miles


Dyson Sphere Hunt

–       $200,000 grant to use Kepler Data to search for Dyson spheres

–       Will also search for lasers being used for communication

–       Enclosed stars still radiate energy but in a different wavelength


Club Events Upcoming

–       Astronomy Club Pumpkin Carving

–       Friday 10.26th

–       5 or 6 PM

–       Steward observatory courtyard

–       Confirmed details will be sent via listserv


Biosphere 2

–       Saturday October 27th

–       Depart from SEDS Office at 10:00AM

–       Cost is $10 for Dues paying members

–       Need Drivers! SEDS will pay for gas.

–       Contact Eric tonight (10.22.2012) if you still want to go

–       esahr@email.arizona.edu


Titan Missile Museum/Pima Air and Space

–       Saturday February 16th

–       Depart Sonett at 8:30am

–       Special extended tour

–       Cost will be $15-$20 for dues paying members

–       Need Drivers! SEDS pays for gas

–       Need firm confirmation October 29th


Steward Observatory Public Evening Lecture

–       1999 RQ36 and OSIRIS-Rex

–       Dr. Carl Hergenrother

–       UA’s Department of Planetary Science



Space News!


Soyuz TMA-06M

-Launching October 23rd, 2012

– Will launch members of ISS Expedtion 33

– Launches at 3:51AM Arizona Time

– Spaceflightnow.com or spacevidcast

– Potentially also on NASA TV


Link to LA Times Space Shuttle Timelapse

General Meeting 10.15.2012

SEDS General Meeting 10.15.2012


Space News:


-Successfully launched

-Failed to get secondary payload into orbit

-One engine shut down during launch


Space Shuttle Endeavour

-Moved from LAX to California Science Center

-Trees cut down

-Traffic Lights taken down

-Pulled by a Toyota Tundra


Red Bull Stratos

-Austrian Felix Baumgartner

-Jumped from a capsule 128,000 ft, > 24 miles

-Broke three records

-Highest jump, fastest speed, highest manned balloon flight

-Broke the speed of sound

-Balloon was 55 stories tall


SEDS News:

Parents Weekend

-Department of Engineering BBQ

-Friday 5:30 -7:30PM

-SEDS will have a booth

-Saturday, SEDS will have our telescope out on the mall

-Specific times and location will be sent out via the listserv


Biosphere 2

-Saturday October 27th

-Leaving from the SEDS office at 10AM

-Cost will be $10 for dues-paying members

-Need drivers! SEDS will pay for your gas!


Titan Missile Museum/Pima Air and Space

-Saturday, February 16th

-Depart from the SEDS office at 8:30AM

-Special Extended tour

-Cost will be $15-20 for dues paying members

-Need drivers, SEDS will pay for gas!

-Need firm commitments by next week.


Spring Fling

-April 11th-14th 2013

-Located at Rillito Downs

-Excellent club fundraiser

-Clubs make between $500-4000 last year

-Firm commitment needed

-Option to run “original food”, “pre-made food”, pizza, or carnival games.


LPL Colloquium

-“The Extreme Space Environment of Close-in Exoplants”

-Dr. Ofer Cohen

-Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

-October 16th, 2012 at 3:45PM

-Kuiper Space Sciences Room 308


Upcoming Launches

-Soyuz TMA-06M

-Launching from Baikonur Cosmodrome

-October 23rd, 2012

-Will launch members of ISS Expedition 33

-Two Russians and an American



General Meeting 10.1.2012

SEDS General Meeting 10.1.2012


Comet 2012 S1

–       Discovered in the Constellation Cancer

–       Probably came from the Oort Cloud

–       In a year could potentially be brighter than the full moon.


Hubble extreme deep sky field

–       23 days of exposure time

–       Taken over the course of 10 years

–       Galaxies are 1/10,000,000,000th of what the human eye can see.

–       Some galaxies visible are 13.2 billion years old


Extreme Deep field Fly through


Curiosity finds evidence of flowing water

–       Erosion patterns similar to structures on earth



–       SpaceX’s first commercial launch of the dragon capsule

–       5:34PM Sunday Arizona time on October 7th


Asteroid Miners Wanted!

–       Looking for 8-Month Interns

–       Located in Bellevue, WA

–       Employment from January to August

–       Must be a Junior or Senior, 3.2 GPA

–       Demonstrable Project or Work Experience required


Radio Club

–       Next Meeting, Tuesday, October 2nd at 6PM

–       Room 303 of Old Engineering

–       Great way to learn about HAM radio and how to get your license

–       Useful for SEDS projects


Bake Sale

–       For World Space Week

–       Monday through Wednesday (8th, 9th and 10th)

–       11AM – 1PM

–       Need volunteers to donate bake goods and promote SEDS!


Engineering Club Showcase

-               Family Weekend October 19th-21st

–       We can send two representatives

–       Times and Days uncertain

–       Free food provided


Saturday Science Academy

–       Saturday October 27th

–       “Team Science”

–       Need volunteers to run a workshop on Mars

–       Interested get in contact with Eric for more information


Outreach at Amphi Middle School

–       Need Engineering Students

–       Going to talk about engineering topics


Space Florida – Send a payload to the ISS

–       Will pay for 8 payoad boxes to be flown to the international space station

–       Submit proposal by October 31st, 2012

–       Details on payloads becoming available October 5th

–       Register by October 5th.


ASCEND Decisions to be provided by Tuesday, Keep an eye out!


Steward Evening Lectures

–       Life: A Phenomenon rooted in Astronomy

–       October 8th

–       7:30PM

–       Visit Sean at the Telescope afterwards

–       See Binary Star system, Andromeda, Epsilon Lyrae, Globular Clusters and other cool stuff.


Happy Birthday NASA!

–       Official transferred from NACA to NASA 54 years ago.




General Meeting 9.24.2012

SEDS General Meeting 9.24.2012


Space News:


ISS Expedition 32 returned to earth.

Joe Acaba a UA alumni was on the mission


Space Shuttle Flyby


Video of the Mating-Demating


SpaceVision 2012

November 8th-11th

Buffalo, NY

Opportunity for Professional networking

Dean’s Excuses can be provided

Cost will be between $50 – $200 for dues paying members

Many speakers

Business Plan Competition

– “Space Frontier Enabling technology or service idea”

– Cash prizes up to $1000

Interested? Send a filled out interest form to Eric.

Final commitment due a week from today


Microgravity Application Deadline

-Due tonight at 11:59PM

-Rare opportunity to fly in microgravity


ASCEND! Application Deadline

-Tonight at 11:59PM

-Fly two Balloon payloads to 100,000 ft


Upcoming Space News

SpaceX CRS Spx-1

First Commercial resupply mission