Past Meetings & Events

                                 New York Space Society        

      Chapter of The National Space Society

 

 

 2003     2004  Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec 

    2005  Jan Feb Mar April May June

 

 
 JUNE 2005                      

 

                        WHEN:    June 3-5, 2005   

  New Trends in Astrodynamics and Applications II - An International Conference

  One of the goals of this conference will be to” address a broad spectrum of practical NASA-inspired

  space missions such as missions to establish a lunar base, missions to Mars, and other space

  science driven missions.” But by far these are not the only goals of the conference.  Go to the Official

  website to read more about what awaits you when you enter the halls of Princeton University.

  NSSNYC is proud to be a CoSponsor of this event                www.math.princeton.edu/astrocon  

 

Note:  The main organizer of the above conference,  DR. Edward Belbruno is quoted in an article in 

Science News Online, week of April 16, 205; Vol . 167, No .16 titled  “Navigating Celestial Currents”

   “Math leads spacecraft on joy rides through the solar system.”  Great Reading..go to article

 

 

                        WHEN:    Tuesday, June 21, 2005  “THIS JUST IN”  The Latest News from the Universe presented  in the

                                       Dome of the Hayden Planetarium.  This event is also frequented by our local members each month

                                       and is often hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

                                       Any questions? Drop an email to Cpankanin@aol.com

           
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MAY 2005

                        WHEN:    May 26, 2005   Meet Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in New York City. Buzz will be signing copies of his

                                       new book for children “REACHING FOR THE MOON,  Thursday, May 26th from 5 PM to 7 PM at

                                       Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street,  New York, NY 10011     212-989-3270

 

                        WHEN:    Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22,  NJ State Museum, Trenton, N.J.

  "Exploring Mars and the Search for Life"  Dr. Ken Kremer presenting.
  The New Jersey State Museum will be hosting its Super Science Weekend entitled “Super Science

  Silver:  Festival of Family Fun” at the New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street, Trenton,

  New Jersey.  Please check the museum’s website for directions and further information regarding

                                        hours and admission  prices, or email Ken for details on his presentation

 

 

                        WHEN:    Thursday-Sunday, May 19-22, 2005  ISDC [International Space Development Conference].  ISDC ’05

                                        will bring together the pioneers who are building this new world of space.  You’ll hear  from the people

  who are designing the future today,  people like Burt Rutan, designer of   SpaceShipOne;

  Admiral Craig Steidle, the leader of NASA’s exploration efforts; Peter Diamandis,   the founder of

  the X Prize—and many, many more

  The public is becoming engaged in space in fundamentally new ways.  Join Us.

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                         WHEN:  May 19-21, 2005. ISDC 2005 in Washington, D.C..  No local meeting will be held.

                Hope to see you all there! 

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                        WHEN:    May 14, 2005   The Mars Society of New York will be holding its first public meeting in over two years

on Saturday, May 14, from 1:30-3:00pm, at the Epiphany Branch of the New York Public Library

(228 E. 23rd St. near Second Ave. take the #6 train to 23rd St and walk 2-1/2 blocks east.  The library

is fully accessible).The meeting is free and open to the public. The agenda will include an introduction

(or re-introduction) of the Mars Society since they’ve been quiet for a while, as well as upcoming events,

the status of current missions, and a look at what’s happening in space policy regarding Mars exploration.

There will be plenty of time to bring  up any Mars-related subjects you’re interested in, so come

on out and join the action! 

 

                        WHEN:    Tuesday, May 17, 2005  “THIS JUST IN”  The Latest News from the Universe presented  in the

                                       Dome of the Hayden Planetarium. This event is also frequented by our local members each month

                                       and is often hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

                                       Any questions? Drop an email to Cpankanin@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 
APRIL 2005

 

 

WHEN:     Friday-Saturday April 22 & 23rd EARTH DAY FAIR along Vanderbilt Ave next to Grand                

                                       Grand Central, Manhattan. FREE www.earthdayny.org

 

WHEN:    Thursday, April 21st, NYSKIES Astronomy Seminar 19:00 to 21:00(7-9 PM) FREE!

  click here for details  

 

WHEN:    Tuesday, April 19, 2005  “THIS JUST IN”  The Latest News from the Universe presented  in the

               Dome of the Hayden Planetarium.  This event is also frequented by our local members each month

               and is often hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

               Any questions? Drop an email to Cpankanin@aol.com

 

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WHEN:     Saturday, April 16, 2005, 3:30 – 6:00 PM

                                  Refreshments served compliments of NSSNYC

                                  Free and Open to the general public

 

WHERE:    New York University, 32 Waverly Place, NYC, Room # 804

                                     ** Please bring a photo ID with you to show to the Guard at the door**

                                          See Map at bottom of this page

 

Speaker:  Madalyn S. Warren email  madalyn.warren@gmail.com

 

Title:        Space Art: From the Ground Up

 

We will explore the ways to keep an open mind and sharpen our visual acuity of viewing

the unknown by asking ourselves,

 

How do we begin to see and respond to the unknown?

 

Correllations between the imagined and artistic interpretations of space created by artists

and the photos of space released by NASA’s visual department will be illustrated with a

visual slide show of the images retrieved from Titan of other planets and various art works.

 

Following the lecture we will open up the floor to a brainstorming session to formulate

the production and creative direction of an art exhibition to take place in the fall exhibiting the

concept of space and art.

 

 

Speaker Bio:

Madalyn Warren is an independent curator and co founder and operative director of

Bound Publishing. An active member of The 4th Street Photo Gallery, the operating

platform for Minority Photographers, serving the greater NYC photographic community since 1971.  

 

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WHEN:      Saturday, April 2, 2005.  The New York Space Society is proud to co-sponsor

 “America’s Future In Space” with Neil deGrasse Tyson.   In the Kaufman Theater

 at the American Musuem  of Natural History, NYC, from 12N to 2:00 pm.

 Presented by  Allies In Space  .  Enter on 77th Street off Central Park West [under the staircase].

 

 Tell the guard that you are there for “the Neil Tyson lecture.”   Free and Open to the public.

 A full house is expected. To reserve a seat at no cost see info on flyer       Printable Flyer

 

 

 

 

 
MARCH 2005

 

           

                    WHEN:    Saturday, March 19, 2005, 3:30 – 6:00 PM

                    Refreshments served compliments of NSSNYC

                    Free and Open to the general public

 

                      WHERE:  New York University, 32 Waverly Place, NYC, Room # 408

                                    ** Please bring a photo ID with you to show to the Guard at the door**

   See Map at bottom of this page

 

                    Speaker:  Robert L. DeBiase

 

Title:     Concept For Very Large Space based Radio Telescopes for SETI

 

This talk presents a concept to reuse antenna and other structure from space solar

power satellites in geosynchronous orbit to produce radio telescopes with very large

collection area.  Typical space solar power concepts feature full array antennae having

diameters of about one kilometer beaming to dedicated rectennae on the ground. 

However economic considerations favor even larger antenna sizes, making one square

kilometer a starting point for space solar power antenna sizes.  Can radio astronomy,

and SETI in particular, harness the potential large antenna collection areas inherent in

space solar power to build very large space radio telescopes for marginal costs? 

Such a concept, besides having to make some economic sense, would need to find an

‘ecological niche’ relative to very large terrestrial arrays and smaller but very

quiet observatories such as those proposed for the lunar far-side.  The power satellite

/ telescope would depend upon interferometry like the square kilometer array to

counteract radio frequency interference, but like the lunar far-side observatory could

observe at frequencies obscured by Earth’s atmosphere.

 

Speaker Bio:

Robert DeBiase has worked in Bell Labs, Bell Communications Research which in

turn became Telcordia Technologies as a software tester and software developer. 

He is a  member of NSS, an advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation, a  member

of the Sunsat Energy Council and a member of the International Academy of

Astronautics Study Group 1.3 on SETI.ecember 11, 200

 

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                          WHEN:    Thursday, March 17, 2005, The  NYSkies Astronomy SeminarInaugural Session.   

                                 

             WHEN:    Tuesday, March 15, 2005  “THIS JUST IN”  The Latest News from the Universe presented  in the

                                        Dome of the Hayden Planetarium.  This event is also frequented by our local members each month

                                        and is often hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

                                        Any questions? Drop an email to Cpankanin@aol.com  

 

                         WHEN:    Laurie Anderson,  NASA's First "Artist-In-Residence," Performs her solo show “The End of The Moon” 

                                        at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater, Feb. 22-26 and Mar. 1-5 at 7:30 p.m., and 

                                        Feb. 27 and Mar. 6 at 3:00 p.m. After the Mar. 1 show there will be a BAM dialogue by Anderson with

                                        the Audience. Tickets $20-$50 @ www.bam.org & for further details check the "SPACE JUKEBOX"

                                        section of the Current Mid-Winter SPACESHIP GAIA EXPLORER NEWSLETTER

 

                         WHEN:    Friday, March 4,  2005 – Member Get Together.  NSSNYC members will be meeting

                                        At the Rose Center to listen to Live Jazz Under the Stars at one of the most beautiful Space

                                        Places in the City, The Planetarium.  Join Us.  Enter at Central Park West & 81 Street.

                                        Two sessions 5:30-6:30 pm & 7:00-8:00 pm

                                        For more information call Myrna at (212) 535 8039  or email mcoffino@nyc.rr.com

                                        For details of the Live Jazz event go to http://www.amnh.org/rose/specials/jazz

 

                         WHEN:    Friday, March 4,  2005 – AAA -  "Black Holes and the Structure of Spacetime."

                           Dr. Juan Maldacena,  professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N. J.

                           Kaufmann Auditorium of the AMNH on Central Park West between 77th and 81st Streets

                           Use the museum's entrance at 79th St. and Central Park West (under the stairs), and inform

                           the guard that you are attending the Amateur Astronomers lecture. Lectures begin at 6:15 p.m.

                           Free and Everyone is Welcome

 

                         WHEN:    Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.  “The Future of NASA & Space Exploration”

                            The Club of Long Island will present Dr. Frank sulzman from NASA. Dr. Sulzman

                            will be discussing the future of U.S. Space expoloration including a manned

                            mission to Mars. Everyone is Welcome   http://www.sciencecluboflongisland.com

                         Northport Public Library, 151 laurel Ave, Northport, NY 11768  (631)261-6930

                         for driving directions to Northport Public Library click here______

 

 
 
 
 
FEBRUARY 2005

 

           

WHEN:      Saturday, February 19, 2005, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

                 Refreshments served compliments of NSSNYC

                 Free and Open to the general public

 

WHERE:     New York University, 32 Waverly Place, NYC, Room # 408

                         ** Please bring a photo ID with you to show to the Guard at the door**

                See Map at bottom of this page

 

Speaker:  Dr. Michael Allison, NASA Space Scientist

 

Title:          Cassini-Huygens at Titan and Saturn:

                   The Latest News and Weather from 10 A.U.*

 

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Michael Allison is a NASA space scientist at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies

in NewYork and an Adjunct Professor of Astronomy at Columbia University.  He is a

member of the Cassini Radar team and a co-investigator on the Huygens Titan Doppler

Wind Experiment.  The author or co-author of numerous papers on planetary meteorology

and dynamics, he is also a believer in spaceflight as an essential avenue to human liberation.

 

 Topic:      More than fifty years ago, Chesley Bonestell's famous painting of Saturn, as seen from

its atmospheric moon Titan, primed a new generation of scientific dreamers and writers

for the exciting prospects of interplanetary exploration.  This past January, the successful

descent of the Huygens probe through Titan's hydrocarbon atmosphere brought this dream

into reality, revealing a new icy landscape of murky methane lakes, orange skies, and windy

weather. This talk will review the ongoing scientific developments of the Cassini-Huygens

mission from the standpoint of planetary meteorology, including a firsthand account of the

dramatic loss and remarkable radio-telescope recovery of the Doppler wind data. The

visually illustrated presentation will also entertain a brief discussion of the once and future

role of Saturn and Titan in exploration and the human imagination.

 

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                 WHEN:     Thursday, February 17, 2005 “Lunar Solar Power and Nurtured Earth”. 

Dr. David R.Griswall  will be speaking on the campus of Farmingdale State at the 

“Distinguished Speakers Program” which is Free and Open to the Public. 11:00 a.m.

Farmingdale State Unversity (just off Route 110 south   of the Long Island Expressway,

exit 49),  in Roosevelt Hall Little Theatre. Directions and a map are available on the

Farmingdale website: http://www.farmingdale.edu/contact_us/directions.html and
http://www.farmingdale.edu/contact_us/campus_map.html (Roosevelt Hall is the round

building marked in black on the left side). Go to the Farmingdale site for more

information. Thanks to the L.I. Space Society for this information

 

                 WHEN:     Thursday, February 17, 2005,  The Sky is Not the Limit “.  Neil deGrasse Tyson,

Director of the Hayden Planetarium “shares memories of his infatuation with the

universe beginning on the roof of his Bronx apartment building.”  Presented in the

Kaufmann Theater, first floor 7:00-8:00 p.m.

 

                       WHEN:     Tuesday, February, 15, 2005  “THIS JUST IN”  The Latest News from the Universe presented  in the

                                       Dome of the Hayden Planetarium.  This event is also frequented by our local members each month

                                       and is often hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium.   6:30-7:30 p.m.

                                       Any questions? Drop an email to Cpankanin@aol.com                               

 

                       WHEN:     Friday, February 4,  2005 – Member Get Together.  NSSNYC members will be meeting

                                       At the Rose Center to listen to Live Jazz Under the Stars at one of the most beautiful Space

                                       Places in the City, The Planetarium.  Join Us.  Enter at Central Park West & 81 Street.

                                       For more information call Myrna at (212) 535 8039  or email mcoffino@nyc.rr.com

                                       For details of the Live Jazz event go to http://www.amnh.org/rose/specials/jazz

 

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JANUARY 2005

 

WHEN:    Tuesday, January 25, 2005  Joe Lennox on the Space Show hosted by  Dr.  David Livingston.

               Joe is the author of “ Vision For Space” shown in left hand column. He was the Speaker at our

               October NSSNYC Lecture Series in NYU. The title of his talk was “Collecting Space – Teaching

               Space” and those who were there are still talking about it. His book Vision for Space is a most

               enjoyable read. It is both educational and entertaining. Click on link in left hand column for a

               inside look.                                                                 We’ll Be Listening

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WHEN:     Saturday, January 22, 2005, 3:30 – 6:00 PM

 Refreshments served compliments of NSSNYC

NOTE:  Canceled due to weather conditions. Will be rescheduled for March

 

Speaker:  Robert L. DeBiase

 

Title:        Concept For Very Large Space based Radio Telescopes for SETI

 

 

WHEN:    Tuesday, January 18, 2005  “THIS JUST IN”  The Latest News from the Universe presented  in the

               Dome of the Hayden Planetarium.  This event is also frequented by our local members each month

               and is often hosted by  Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium.

               Any questions? Drop an email to Cpankanin@aol.com.                                   See You There!

 

WHEN:    Friday and Saturday, January 14 & 15, 2005

  AMNH - The Rose Center Planetarium – Events at the center will cover the Huygens entry

  Into Titan’s atmosphere –Breakfast at Titan,  Live dome presentation++more

  Go to site for further information. Scroll down to the heading Special Programming

  Or click here to print a copy of AMNH flyer [dates, time, $/free for each event

 

WHEN:   Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.. The Astronomical Society of Long Island will have a

  Free Public Lecture titled "International Space Law". The lecture will be held at the Schure

  Lecture Hall of the New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, Long Island.

  For directions go to www.asliclub.org

 

WHEN:    Friday, January 7,  2005 – Member Get Together.  NSSNYC members will be meeting

               At the Rose Center to listen to Live Jazz Under the Stars at one of the most beautiful Space

               Places in the City, The Planetarium.  Join Us.  Enter at Central Park West & 81 Street.

               For more information call Candace at 201/638-9342 or email Cpankanin@aol.com

               For details of the Live Jazz event go to http://www.amnh.org/rose/specials/jazz

 

 

 

 

December  2004

 

WHEN:   Tuesday, December 21, 2004  “THIS JUST IN”  The Latest News from the Universe presented  in the

               Dome of the Hayden Planetarium.  This event is also frequented by our local members each month

               and is often hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium.

               Any questions? Drop an email to Cpankanin@aol.com.                      

 

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December 11, 2004 **Please Note Time Change**   

 

WHEN:      Saturday, December 11, 2004, 1:30 to 4:00 PM

  Refreshments served compliments of NSSNYC from 1:30 to 2:00 PM

  Lecture begins at 2:00 PM

 

WHERE:     New York University, 32 Waverly Place, NYC, Room # 804

        ** Please bring a photo ID with you to show to the Guard at the door**

 See Map at bottom of this page

 

Title:        A Journey Inward with Steven Wolfe

 

Steven Wolfe returns to NSS NY to follow-up his provocative May lecture,

"Space Settlement: The Journey Inward." In this program Wolfe will facilitate

an open dialogue that will explore the inner source of the human desire for space.

Through this guided communication, attendees will seek to  understand the subtle

regions from which the passion for space exploration and settlement arises. Wolfe

contends that the more space advocates sincerely engaged in this kind of inquiry,

the more they will be able to tap into a creative energy that will guide their actions,

as well as give them the strength of resolve to pursue and ultimately achieve their

goals in space. This will be a relaxed lively discussion where no one will be required

to speak up unless they choose to do so. This will be an exceptional discussion that

will attempt to get to the root of the big "why space?" question we all contemplate

from time to time. To prepare for this session, read this article by Steven Wolfe

that appeared in the Ad Astra earlier this year:

http://www.arc-space.org/Ad Astra Article.htm

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                       WHEN:     Friday, December 3,  2004 – Member Get Together.  NSSNYC members will be meeting 
                                       At the Rose Center to listen to Live Jazz Under the Stars at one of the most beautiful Space
                                       Places in the City, The Planetarium.  Join Us.  Enter at Central Park West & 81 Street. 
                                       For more information call Candace at 201/638-9342 or email Cpankanin@aol.com 

                                       For details of the Live Jazz event go to http://www.amnh.org/rose/specials/jazz *

 

                       WHEN:    Friday, December 3,  2004 – AAA of NYC –  Astronomy Lecture Series  in the

                                       Kaufman Theater of the American Museum of Natural History.  6:15 PM. If you go to the

                                       Jazz Under the Stars gathering in the Rose Center above, you can walk over to the AMNH at 77st

                                       to catch the lecture. It is FREE and open to members and the general public. Click on link to go to

                                       the AAA official website and read about this and upcoming lectures. http://www.aaa.org *

 

 

 

 

November  2004

 

 

WHEN:   Monday, November 22, 2004, 7:30pm,  “ FONTIERS IN ASTROPHYSICS”.

               The Search for Habitable Worlds:  Habstars, Earthshine, and the Terrestrial Planet Finder.

               Scientists working at the cutting edge of their field present you with the latest advances .

         Margaret Turnball – Steward Observatory / University of Arizona

 

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WHEN:      Saturday, November 20, 2004, 1:00 PM *

Refreshments served compliments of NSSNYC from 1:00 to 1:30 PM

 

WHERE:    Princeton University, Peyton Hall

   ** Please bring a photo ID **

Click here for Map of Princeton Campus. Peyton Hall is SE of First Campus Center

Click here for Directions to Princeton University

Click here for additional information on getting to Princeton University for the lecture

 

Speaker:  J. Richard Gott III – author and Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

at Princeton University

 

Topic:     The Future of the Space Program

 

 “My talk will discuss why the space program is so important.  The goal of the human

spaceflight program should be to colonize space in order to improve our survival

prospects.  I will explain why we should worry about this. I will discuss some of the

historical mistakes that have been made in the space program (what opportunities have

been missed) and what we should be doing now.  I will say what I think is the greatest

mistake we are likely to make in the space program in the next century.  I will discuss

how what we should be doing fits in with the President's program to go back to the

moon and beyond to Mars”

Note:

Many of the space policy issues he will be covering in his talk are included in his book

Time Travel in Einstein’s Universe”. In his book, renowned astrophysicist, Dr.Gott

“leads time travel out of the land of science fiction and into the realm of possibility with

an exciting new theory about the origin of the universe.” Time travel in Newton's universe

was unthinkable but in Einstein’s universe it is a possibility. You get a guided tour of the

potential of traveling through time. 

 

After the talk, Dr.Gott will be glad to answer any questions you may have about time travel.

He will also be available to sign copies of his book that you wish to bring with you. To get

an inside look into “Time Travel in Einstein’s Universe” click here or on the book cover in

left hand column.

 

Speaker Bio:

Prof.Gott was born in 1947 in Louisville Kentucky. He graduated from Harvard in 1969 with

a Summa Cum laude in Physics and obtained his Ph.D. from Princeton in astrophysics in 1973.

After postdocs at Cal Tech and Cambridge University, he returned to join the Princeton faculty

where he is now Professor of astrophysics. Winner of the Trumpler Award from the

Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and a Sloan Foundation Fellowship, his work has been

discussed in Time Newsweek , The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street

Journal, New Scientist, and Scientific American among others. His book “Time Travel in

Einstein’s Universe”, was selected by the Library Association as one of the four best books

in science in 2001                                                                

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additional information

q         Princeton Junction is within walking distance to Peyton Hall. Or you can take the train

and then take the dinky into Princeton and then walk from the dinky station to Peyton Hall

q         Parking in various on premises lots allowed. Peyton Hall is right near the Football

                                   Stadium. There will be a football game on this day which also starts at 1pm.  So park in the

                                   lots that they are directing you to for the game. Make sure to get there in plenty of time to

traffic on campus.

 

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WHEN:    Tuesday, November 16, 2004  “THIS JUST IN”  The Latest News from the Universe presented  in the

               Dome of the Hayden Planetarium.  This event is also frequented by our local members each month

               and is often hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium.

               Any questions? Drop an email to Cpankanin@aol.com.    *                 

 

WHEN:   Monday, November 15, 2004 DISTINGUISHED AUTHORS IN ASTRONOMY at the Hayden Planetarium *

               Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, Director fo the Hayden Planetarium  will be giving a lecture

           at 7:30pm. After the lecture his book will be on sale and he will be available to sign copies.

NOTE:   PLEASE ENTER THROUGH CENTRAL PARK WEST at 79th St. under the main stairs, tonight only.

 

 

WHEN:    Thursday, November 11th, 2004  at the Cradle of Aviation Museum: Astronaut Bill Shephard will be *

  speaking on his experiences in space.  For more information, go to the museum site, click on Education

  and then on Lecture series (in the left hand column).       

 

WHEN:     Friday, November 5, 2004 – Member Get Together.  NSSNYC members will be meeting *
                At the Rose Center to listen to Live Jazz Under the Stars at one of the most beautiful Space
                Places in the City, The Planetarium.  Join Us.  Enter at Central Park West & 81 Street. 
                For more information call Candace at 201/638-9342 or email Cpankanin@aol.com 

                For details of the Live Jazz event go to http://www.amnh.org/rose/specials/jazz

 

WHEN:  Monday, November 1, 2004 The New York Chapter of the National Space Society is In The News

 

          “Astronomy Today” , a monthly cable TV show broadcast monthly on Staten Island (NY) public

access television, will feature a live on-air program with National Space Society

New York Chapter Vice President Harold Egeln on Monday evening, November 1,

from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m…” Read the whole story. Click on link above

 

 

 

 

October  2004.

 

WHEN:      Saturday, October 23, 2004, 3:30 to 6:00 PM *

 Refreshments served compliments of NSSNYC from 3:30 to 4:00 PM

 

 

WHERE:    New York University, 32 Waverly Place, NYC, Room # 408

   ** Please bring a photo ID with you to show to the Guard at the door**

 See Map at bottom of this page

 

Speaker:  Joe Lennox - Author, Teacher and Space Enthusiasts

 

Topic:      "Collecting Space - Teaching Space

 

Speaker Bio

Joe Lennox is a space program historian who has been a student of space exploration

for most of his life. He is the creator / curator of an extremely extensive space history

museum that has been called “the largest and most complete collection of this type in

the Country”. It will belong to The Astronaut Hall of Fame, Kennedy Space Center,

in future years. He has given classes to students of all ages and presentations at libraries,

civic organizations, scout troops and other groups for the past 20 years. He has been the

space consultant / advisor for museum and planetarium functions and has worked with

NASA Astronauts and NASA Teacher Resource Specialists on numerous occasions. He

is a member of The National Space Society, The Space Explorers Network, The Space

Foundation, The National Science Teachers Association and he is a member of the

selection committee for The Astronaut Hall of Fame. He has been the subject of several

newspaper articles, was broadcast on a Canadian Radio Broadcast Corp. retrospective

about the Apollo Program and was featured in an MSNBC-TV news program about the

space program. He has written articles for The Gifted Child Society, the “collectSPACE”

website and he is the author of “Vision For Space” – a memoir about how his life has

been inter-twined with the space program. Mr. Lennox attended La Guardia Aeronautical

College and is a senior banking officer for a major New York financial institution.

He lives in New Jersey with his wife of 30 years and their 2 sons.

 

            *The Author will be signing “Vision For Space”, available at the meeting*

 

Also at this meeting:

Nominations for the position of Vice President.  Due to time constraints,

our current VP,  Harold Egeln, has decided to leave the position.

 

Requirement:  All nominees must be a present member of NSSNYC in good standing

                       for at least one year. You can nominate yourself or another member of

                       the club who you feel would be a good leader.

 

Election date:   To be announced

 

 

 

                     WHEN:    Tuesday, October 19 , 2004  “THIS JUST IN”  The Latest News from the Universe presented  in the

                                    Dome of the Hayden Planetarium.  This event is also frequented by our local members each month

                                    and is often hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium.

                                    Any questions? Drop an email to Cpankanin@aol.com.

 

                       WHEN:   Monday, October 18, 2004 DISTINGUISHED AUTHORS IN ASTRONOMY

at the Hayden Planetarium.  Frank Sietzen – Science writer and former Editor in Chief of Ad Astra

will be giving a lecture at 7:30pm. After the lecture his book New Moon Rising will be on sale

and he will be available to sign copies

 

                        WHEN:    Sunday, October 3, 2004 – 9 PM on the Discovery Channel watch  "Black Sky: The Race for Space",

                         all about SpaceShipOne and the X Prize.

 

                        WHEN:     Friday, October 1, 2004 – Member Get Together.  NSSNYC members will be meeting 
                                        At the Rose Center to listen to Live Jazz Under the Stars at one of the most beautiful Space
  Places in the City, The Planetarium.  Enter at Central Park West & 81 Street. 
                                        For more information call Candace at 201/638-9342 or email Cpankanin@aol.com 
                                        For details of the Live Jazz event go to http://www.amnh.org/rose/specials/jazz    

 

 

 

 

September 2004

 

 

                        WHEN:     September 30 - New York City, New York - Neil deGrasse Tyson, Vice President of

                                        The Planetary Society,  director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium, and author of

                                        “Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution,” will be signing his new book at

                                         7:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble Bookstore,  Upper West Side, 2289 Broadway @ 82nd St, NYC

 

 

 

WHEN:      Saturday, September 23,2004 3:00 to 6:00 PM *

3:00 – 4:00 pm Open Board Meeting

4:00 – 6:00 pm Lecture

 Refreshments served compliments of NSSNYC

 

WHERE:    New York University, 32 Waverly Place, NYC, Room # 407

   ** Please bring a photo ID with you to show to the Guard at the door**

 See Map at bottom of this page

 

Speaker:  Joe Russo – National Space Society Member and Lifelong advocate of Space Exploration.

“Lets Support Space Program” was the title of a letter written by Joe Russo and published

 in the August 7, 2004 Long island issue of Newsday.

 

Topic:      U.S. Space Program and what space enthusiasts can do to help the Space Effort

 

Speaker Bio

I  am a graduate of St. John's University and Chair the history department at Cathedral Prep

High School in Elmhurst, Queens. I am also the Dean of Students and coach our Speech &

Debate team. As a lifelong space enthusiast I have met a number of Astronauts. I am privileged

to teach a senior elective on the U. S. Space Program, which is entering its' fourth year. As far

as I know it is the only course like it in the United States on the high school level. I am also a

member of the National Space Society and have spoken before the Long Island Space Society.

See You There

 

 

 

 

                         WHEN:   Tuesday, September 21 , 2004  “THIS JUST IN”  The Latest News from the Universe presented  in the

                                         Dome of the Hayden Planetarium.  This event is also frequented by our local members each month

                                         and is often hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium.

                                         Any questions? Drop an email to Cpankanin@aol.com.

 

                         WHEN:     Friday, September 3, 2004 – Member Get Together.  NSSNYC members will be meeting 
                                         At the Rose Center to listen to Live Jazz Under the Stars at one of the most beautiful Space
                                         Places in the City, The Planetarium.  Enter at Central Park West & 81 Street. 
                                         For more information call Candace at 201/638-9342 or email Cpankanin@aol.com 
                                         For details of the Live Jazz event go to http://www.amnh.org/rose/specials/jazz

 

 

 

 

August 2004

 

WHEN:    Sunday, August 22, 2004 ,  2:00-4:00 PM,  Life Café, East Village

                 343 E 10th St (at Ave B),  http://www.lifecafenyc.com/

NASA Haughton-Mars Project – Elaine Walker

Elaine Walker (former NSSNYC President and NSS Regional Board Member) will
describe her adventures on Devon Island in the Canadian High Arctic with
the NASA Haughton-Mars Project this field season. Elaine was a photo
journalist for the HMP's Education and Public Outreach effort. To learn
more about the NASA HMP, and to read Elaine's full journal, visit the NASA
HMP's official website http://www.marsonearth.org

 

 

WHEN:     Tuesday, August 17, 2004 Neil de Grasse Tyson will be hosting “This Just In”,

                August’s Hot Topics In the Dome at the Hayden Planetarium).

                This event is also frequented by our local members every month.

                Any questions? Drop an email to Cpankanin@aol.com . See You There!

 

WHEN:    Saturday, August 7, 2004, ET, WHERE ARE YOU?

               THE SEARCH FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE
 The Planetary Society's 2004 SETI Symposium at Harvard University……

  together a group of the greatest SETI experts and  researchers on Earth
  For more information and to register for this event go to:

  http://www.planetary.org/setisymposium2004.html

  NOTE: Deadline to purchase tickets is August 2

 

WHEN:    Friday, August 6, 2004 – Member Get Together.  NSSNYC members will be meeting 
               At the Rose Center to listen to Live Jazz Under the Stars at one of the most beautiful Space
               Places in the City, The Planetarium.  Enter at Central Park West & 81 Street. 
               For more information call Candace at 201/638-9342 or email Cpankanin@aol.com 
                                          For details of the Live Jazz event go to http://www.amnh.org/rose/specials/jazz

                               See You There!           

 

 

                              

  JULY 2004

WHEN:      Saturday, July 31, 2004, 3:30 to 6:00 PM

                                             Refreshments served compliments of NSSNYC

 

WHERE:    New York University, 32 Waverly Place, NYC, Room # 405

 **Please bring a photo ID with you to show to the Guard at the door**

 See Map at bottom of this page

 

WHY:        Open Board Meeting -Topics To Be Discussed

 

q              Letter writing campaign – Those of Us who can’t make the Moon, Mars Blitz

can do our part by writing/contacting our local representatives.

Please bring any letters you have written to local/other representatives, 
newspapers, etc that have been in favor of a Space related issue.
Our prime example being the President’s Space Initiative. Our goal here will be to send

out as many letters to as many people in power that can help us to accomplish our task.

We want to move ahead at full speed with the necessary steps needed to develop and

keep an ongoing space presence. Human and robotic. Inner and outer space.

 

q               Finances-  an overview will be given

q               Projects  – Educational or other. Come with your ideas and a plan of action.

q               Media Coverage – any ideas

q               General Business – membership drive. We need someone to step up and volunteer. 

q               Fund Raisers – Corporate, private, individual

q               Speakers– Who would you like to have at our upcoming lecture series.

 

What topics would you like to see covered

                                                                                                                                   

 

 

WHEN:   Month of July at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is hosting the 35th Anniversary of the

  Moon Landing Celebration throughout the month of July. So if you are traveling to Florida

  Check out the schedule of Astronauts visiting the center in honor of the Apollo Moon Landing.

                              

 
WHEN:   Thursday, July 29, 2004 - Member Get Together. Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Ave

  at 70 Street. Performance of sacred dances by Buddhist Monks of Bhutan from Thimphu

  Tashi Chodzong  Monastery….read more at the Asia Society web site.

q   Box office price is $20.00 (non-members)

q   Local Member of The New York Space Society(NSSNYC) $16.00 through the chapter.

  Tickets must be purchased in advance. We need to know how many people

  will be going as soon as possible to purchase a block of tickets.

  Email Candace Pankanin at Cpankanin@aol.com or call 201-945-0769 ASAP

 

 

WHEN:    *Saturday, July 17th, 12n - 4 pm the Cradle of Aviation Museum will be celebrating the 35th

anniversary of One of the greatest accomplishments of humankind- walking on the Moon.                    

For more information go to LI Space Society website

 

 

WHEN:    Sunday – Tuesday, July 11-13, 2004 Moon, Mars Blitz. Let your voice be heard.

               Click on graphics in Column on the left for more information

 

 

WHEN:    Friday, July 2, 2004 – Member Get Together. A few of NSSNYC members will be meeting 

at the Rose Center to listen to Live Jazz Under the Stars at one of the most beautiful Space

Places in the City, The Planetarium. Enter at Central Park West & 81St Entrance. Click below

 

 

                                                                   

JUNE 2004

 

WHEN:   Saturday, June 19, 2004, 3:30 to 6:00 PM

 Refreshments served compliments of NSSNYC            

  

WHERE:   New York University, 32 Waverly Place, NYC, Room # 405

                                      *Please bring a photo ID with you to show to the Guard at the door**

          See Map at bottom of this page

  

Speaker: Manny Pimenta – Space Frontier Foundation

                 Return To The Moon Project Manager     

                  

Topic:    Return To the Moon Project

 

“Our objective is to establish a large scale permanent settlement on the Moon by 2025.”

Manny Pimenta will be giving a presentation, using audio visual materials, on the first

large scale permanent Human Settlement on the Moon. Included in his presentation will

be a 10 minute computer animation of a trip from Earth orbit to the Moon's surface

where oxygen extraction operations are depicted and the beginning of lunar

industrialization is underway.

 

                                       Speaker Bio:

 

 Manny Pimenta is currently an Applications Engineering Manager for a New Jersey

 Company that engineers and manufactures computer systems used by electric distribution,

 water, and  gas utilities, as well as transportation systems like CTA, Washington Metro,

 and Amtrak.

 

 Manny has an Electrical Engineering Background and a Masters in Computer Science.
 Like many other people, he has had a life long interest in space exploration. He decided to

 join the Space Frontier Foundation after attending a Return To The Moon conference in

 Las Vegas  and finding that many of the ongoing private efforts to push the space exploration

 vision were driven by Foundationeers. After so many years of waiting for NASA or the

 Government to open  up space for all of us and becoming disillusioned that it would ever

 happen, he was encouraged to find that an alternate possibility existed and was gaining

 viability with each passing year: private enterprise will open space for all of us. He also found

 that, through the Space Frontier Foundation, he had an opportunity to participate and

 contribute to this great cause.

 

Manny was elected to the Board of Directors at SFC 12. He has been an advocate since

2002 and was Conference Manager for Return To The Moon IV, in Houston. He is also the

Return to the Moon Project Manager.

Email: MannyPim@aol.com                                                   Printable Flyer…

 

 

 

                         WHEN:    Saturday, June 26, 2004 – Public Lecture by Dr.Edward Belbruno

A ROUTE TO THE MOON AND A RED RECTANGLE

"This is about the magical process of discovery both in the mathematical

sciences and in ones own personal life..Read More

 

 

MAY 2004

                       

 WHEN:     May 27 - 31, 2004 The International Space Development Conference Is almost here.

Come and join myself and others who are interested in making Space travel a reality. Take part

in discussions  and work shops pertaining to present day events. We are no longer just hoping

to one day become a Spacefaring Society. We are now preparing to take a greater part in its

development.  The National Space Society along with its Co-Sponsors  [The Mars Society,

OSIDA, and BEYOND-EARTH Enterprises]   will be hosting the

23rd  Annual International Space Development Conference in ……….

 

    

 

                                             

WHEN:   Saturday, May 8, 2004, 3:30 to 6:00 PM

 Refreshments served compliments of NSSNYC

              

WHERE: New York University, 32 Waverly Place, NYC, Room # 405

** Please bring a photo ID with you to show to the Guard at the door**

See Map at bottom of this page

 

Speaker:  Steven Wolfe

 

Topic:     Space Settlement: the Journey Inward”

In this special program, Steven Wolfe will expand on ideas he expressed in an article

(of the same name) that recently appeared in Ad Astra. Wolfe will engage the audience in an

examination of humanity’s essential motivation to explore and ultimately settle outer space. He

will explain the philosophical and spiritual rationale that underlies the evolutionary call to move

off of this planet. Wolfe will not only help us understand the nature of this call, but how we might

become sensitive to it so that we may appropriately respond to the demands it is making on us

even now. He will ask us to consider that our efforts to seed the solar system with life is a direct

expression of humanity’s symbiotic relationship with the home planet. Wolfe will challenge all

those who are serious about space development to go much further than they have up to this

point. Unless we are willing to commit much more of ourselves to the space cause, Wolfe argues,

it is not likely we will succeed in the quest for space settlement.

 

Speaker Bio:

Steven Wolfe spent over five years as the legislative aide for space policy to the late Congress-

man George E. Brown, Jr. (D-CA), where he drafted the Space Settlement Act of 1988

(contained in Public Law 100-685). Wolfe also served as Executive Director of the Congressional

Space Caucus and on the Board of the National Space Society. He first became a space activist

25 years ago as a founder and president of the RPI Chapter of the L-5 Society. Recently, Wolfe

helped William E. Burrows and Robert Shapiro develop their idea for a lunar archive project called

the Alliance to Rescue Civilizations (ARC).  He is an Advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation.

His writing on space topics has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Space

News, and Ad Astra. He has also appeared on radio and television commenting on space issues.

A recent talk can be heard at The Space Show website. Wolfe has also spent nearly 20 years in

spiritual inquiry, which led him to many of the realizations he shares in his writing and talks.

Steven Wolfe is currently writing a book on the spiritual dimension of humanity’s yearning for space.

                                         Email: wolfesm@ao                    

                                   

                                             Also at this meeting:

 

As promised, from our January, 2004 meeting. DR. Edward Belbruno will be signing copies of

his newly published book,

    Title "Capture Dynamics and Chaotic Motions in Celestial Mechanics"

            Subtitle "with the construction of low energy transfers".

“A classic, by one of the masters of the field. Belbruno found the almost magical low energy

chaotic orbit that got the Hiten spacecraft successfully to the moon. This text has a beautiful

general treatment of chaotic orbits, which area now of great importance both in the celestial

navigation of spacecraft and in evaluating the threat of killer asteroids in near earth orbit.

- -J.Richard Gott, III, Professor of  Astrophysics, Princeton University.”  

 

 Click below for a description of his book, with 4 reviews, and the ability to view all of chapter 1.


****************************************************************
    www.pupress.princeton.edu/titles/7687.html
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”This is the only textbook on the applications of chaos to spacetravel, and should be invaluable

for those interested in finally seeing everything in one place, with the underlying theory, and a

historical perspective. The book also serves as a text in celestial mechanics, dynamical systems,

astrodynamics, with new unpublished work.” For more on Dr. Belbruno, click here.

   Book Signing will take place before the Lecture from 3:30 to 4:00 PM.  So don’t forget to bring

Your copy of Capture Dynamics and Chaotic Motions in Celestial Mechanics with you and arrive

Early. For this meeting you can arrive starting at 3:00 PM.       

Printable Flyer…

              

 

 

 

WHEN: Tuesday and Wednesday, May 3 & 4, 2004. Hearings by the President’s Commission on

Moon, Mars and Beyond will be held at the Asia Society in Manhattan. National Space

Society’s Executive Director, George T. Whitesides, will be giving testimony on

Monday, May 3, 2004 at 3:00 PM . The Asia Society is located at 725 Park Ave just

off 70Street. This will be its fifth and final public hearing. more

           

 

APRIL 2004

                       

 

WHEN:  Saturday, April 24 & 25, 2004. 11:00AM TO 5:00PM Earth Day At Grand Central Station

 NSSNYC (NY Chapter of the National Space Society) will be hosting a table at the Celebration.

Other New York Chapters of NSS as welcome to join us. Contact Cpankanin@aol.com

 Printable Flyer…        

   

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 7, the Long Island Space Society will be at The Cradle of Aviation

 Museum to Celebrate Astronomy and Space Day. They are planning a display with

 some space project posters from area schools. For further information, directions

 and general information on Space week at the Museum click here…..

 

 

 

           

WHEN:   Saturday, April 3, 2004, 3:00 to 6:00 PM - Refreshments

 

WHO:     MEMBERS ONLY – Not part of the Lecture Series

           Must be a member in good standing – Dues Paid Up to Date (No Exceptions)

           Can Join NSSNYC/pay dues at the meeting.

 

WHERE:  New York University, 32 Waverly Place, NYC, Room # 405

           ** Please bring a photo ID with you to show to the Guard at the door**

               See Map at bottom of this page

Topics:   
q             Finances

q             Earth Day Celebration Planning

q             Projects

q             General Business

q             Summer Fund Raiser

 

 

MARCH 2004

 

WHEN:    Saturday, March 13, 2004, 4:00 to 6:00 PM                                         

              3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. refreshments compliments of NSSNYC      

                                                                                                                           

WHERE:  New York University, 32 Waverly Place, NYC, Room # 405

 ** Please bring a photo ID with you to show to the Guard at the door**

   See Map at bottom of this page

 

Speaker:  Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist and Director,

Hayden Planetarium, NYC.

 

Topic:      "America's Future in Space"

Dr Tyson will present an analysis of President Bush's announcement for America to

return to the Moon, and then send Astronauts to Mars and beyond.  The session will

include ample time for input from attendees whose comments  may be incorporated in

upcoming deliberations of the President's commission on the Implementation of the

US Space Exploration Policy, a commission on which he was appointed to serve by

President Bush.

 

Speaker Bio:

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the first occupant of the Frederick P. Rose Directorship of the

Hayden Planetarium where he also teaches. He was born and raised in New York City

where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the

Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard

and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia University. In 2001, Tyson was appointed by

President Bush to serve on a 12-member commission that studied the

Future of the Aerospace Industry. The final report was published in 2002 and contained

recommendations (for Congress and for the major agencies of the government) that promote

a thriving future of transportation, space exploration, and national security. Now, less than two

years after that final report, Dr. Tyson has once again been appointed by President Bush. This

time, as noted above, to serve as a Member of the Presidential Commission on the

Implementation of the United States Space Exploration Policy. To his credit he has also published

a number of books and research publications. For a list of these writings and more on DR. Tyson

click here http://research.amnh.org/users/tyson/home.html

 

Printable flyer for distribution

 

 

FEBRUARY 2004

WHEN:  Sunday, February 29, 2004 Urban Park Ranger’s Leapday Show at Belvedere Castle in Central Park

At 7:00PM. NSSNYC VP Harold Egeln will be joining John Pazmino of NYSkies at the Castle. They

will be answering sky and space related questions of those gathered there.  The Session convenes

cloud or clear, but is called off for rain. Arrive while it's still light to see your way to the Castle. The

celebration consists of ourdoor talks by the Rangers

 

 

 

 

WHEN:    Saturday, February 21, 2004, 4:00 to 6:00 PM -  Lecture Series

 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. refreshments compliments of NSSNYC

 

WHERE:  New York University, 32 Waverly Place, NYC, Room # 405

** Please bring a photo ID with you to show to the Guard at the door**

 See Map at bottom of this page

 

Speaker:  Paul Contursi, Co-Founder and President of The Colony fund LLC  

 President of the Mars Society of New York

 

Topic:      The Power of Inclusion in Fostering the Coming Age of Commercial Space Flight

 

While government will continue to play a significant role in the space arena, the space advocacy movement

 is too tightly focused on lobbying congress for more government dollars. Unless we take a fresh approach
to encourage the participation of private enterprise, launch costs will never come down and space flight will

never be routine. Furthermore, the current top-down quasi-socialistic relationship between NASA, the
DOD and large aerospace firms does not foster an environment in which participation in space exploration

and development can be made accessible to the average person.  As a means of addressing this problem,

The Colony Fund LLC seeks to offer Colony Fund I, a unique retail investment fund. When Colony Fund I

is open for business, it will allow investors with modest means and great vision to help build the companies

that will form the commercial space infrastructure of the 21st Century and finally open the New Ocean to

the tourists, the merchants and the dreamers.

 

Speaker Bio:

Paul Contursi is a technical consultant as well as a seasoned space activist and amateur astronomer. He has 

been a member of many space advocacy organizations including The Viking Fund and The Planetary
Society. He is a lifetime and founding member of the Mars Society and currently serves as President of the

Mars Society of New York. Along with fellow Mars Society veteran, Tom Olson, he is a co-founder of The
Colony Fund LLC and currently serves as President of the company.

 

 

 
WHEN:    Wednesday, February 18, 2004 NSS Executive Director Brian Chase will be the moderator for   
“Return To Flight – T Minus?”  The NSS is a Co-Sponsor at Space At The Crossroads
 
         

WHEN:    Saturday, February 7, John Pazmino will be the featured speaker at the  -AAA-Headquarters

               Observing Group meeting. He will be discussing the planet alignment coming in March. He will

               Have hand-outs and a computer demo of how the planets are arrayed in the March evening sky.

               The general membership gathering for briefings on upcoming celestial events, project work,

               talks and demos, Free. Although the meeting begins at 12:45 PM, John’s presentation will begin

               at around 3:00 PM

 

WHERE: 1010 Park Avenue, near 85th St.  Tell door monitor that you’re coming for the astronomers meeting

 

 

 

WHEN:  Monday, February 2, 2004 The New York Chapter of the National Space Society is In The News

 

          Astronomy Today” , a monthly cable TV show broadcast monthly on Staten Island (NY) public

            access television, will feature a live on-air program with National Space Society

            New York Chapter President Candace Pankanin and Vice President Harold Egeln on

            Monday evening, February 2,  from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m…” Read the whole story. Click on link above

 

 

 

 

JANUARY 2004

WHEN:    Saturday, January 10, 2004, 4:00 to 6:00 PM – Lecture Series

   3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. refreshments compliments of NSSNYC

               

WHERE:   New York University, 32 Waverly Place, Room # 405

 

Speaker:  Dr. Edward Belbruno                  

                Former NASA Mathematician now at Princeton University

 

Topic:      A Revolutionary New Approach to determining low energy Routes for Spacecraft.....

 

Dr. Belbruno, after a month long trip to China to speak on his newly published book will be coming to

Our NSS-NYC meeting to give us an insider look at

 

              “Capture Dynamics and Chaotic Motions In Celestial Mechanics”

 

“this book describes a revolutionary new approach to determining low energy routes for spacecraft and

comets by exploiting regions in space where motion is very sensitive (or chaotic). It also represents an

 ideal introductory text to celestial mechanics, dynamical systems, and dynamical astronomy”.

 

Dr. Belbruno is also the artist who created the jacket art for his book cover. Click on, or paste, the link

below to visit the Princeton University Press website to view the artwork and read a full description of

his book. http://pup.princeton.edu/titles/7687.html

 

“A classic, by one of the masters of the field. Belbruno found the almost magical low energy chaotic

orbit that got the Hiten spacecraft successfully to the moon. This text has a beautiful general treatment

of chaotic orbits, which are now of great importance both in the celestial navigation of spacecraft and in

evaluating the threat of killer asteroids in near earth orbit.:-

                                           -J. Richard Gott, III, Professor of Astrophysics, Princeton University

 

At the meeting there will be literature about Ed Belbruno and his work which appeared in various magazine

articles courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Cervone. Also, Dr. Belbruno has agreed to sign any copies of his book

that you choose to bring with you. Or if you prefer, at your request, a signed copy will be mailed to you.

If you are unable to obtain a copy at this time and would like to have it signed in person, Dr. Belbruno will be

Signing again at a future meeting (TBA)

 

NOTE:  Also At this Meeting. An Opportunity to be part of the selection of our leaders.

            Nominating petitions will be available to sign for NSS BOD candidates.

              A list of the nominees will be sent out by email on January 06, 2004.

 

DECEMBER 2003

 

WHEN:     December 19, 2003 -  NSS in the News – Flight Beyond Earth

WHERE:   Talk of the Nation”

                  Click here to listen to the interview

Who:       Brian Chase, previous NSS Exective Director and Astronaut Sally Ride

                Interviewed  on 12/1903 edition of  NPR’s  “Talk of the Nation”

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2003

 

WHEN:    Saturday, October 25, 2003, 4:00 to 6:00 PM – Lecture Series

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. refreshments 
WHERE:  New York University, 32 Waverly Place, Room # 405

 

Speaker:   Greg Zsidisin, AstroExpo.com

 

Topic:        Shuttle-Derived Vehicles: a Brief History -- a Long Future?

 

In the wake of the Columbia accident, and with the advent of the Orbital Space Plane program,

there is renewed interest in Shuttle-Derived Vehicles (SDVs), heavy-lift launch vehicles adapted

from elements of the current Space Shuttle.  This talk looks at past ideas for SDVs, such as

Shuttle-C and Shuttle-Z; the potential of SDVs, such as lofting large cargo canisters or next-generation

piloted spacecraft; and new needs and enabling technologies for these concepts.  The speaker will

also describe a new SDV concept, Shuttle-B.

Speaker Bio
A mechanical engineer by training, Greg Zsidisin works as a space reporter and technical writer

based in New Jersey.  During the 1990s, he served on the National Space Society Board of Directors,

 as president of the NSS chapter in New York, and as chair of the group's annual space conference

(ISDC) in Manhattan in 1996.  He is the Founder of, and Contributing Editor for, the space industry

 website AstroExpo.com

 

Click here or on link in left hand column to view presentation.

 Shuttle Derived Vehicles

 By Greg Zsidisin 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2003

 

WHEN:     Saturday, September 20, 2003, 4:00-6:00PM – Lecture Series

                (3:30-4:00PM free refreshments)


WHERE:  
New York University, 32 Waverly Place,  Room # 520.

 Signs will be posted to lead you to the room.

** Please bring a photo ID with you to gain access to the building **

 

Speaker:  John Pazmino,  Amateur Astronomers Association

Topic:     "Skywatching"


John Pazmino is an active member of the Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) at which he has given many

lectures. He is also an active member of the New York City chapter of NSS and the author of SpaceWalk.

Although a hydroelectric engineer by career he spends much of his time educating people on the wonders of our

City(NYC) and our Universe. His talk is 'Geared Too The Stars' about simple sky orientation and motion. He will

explain the Celestial Sphere, constellations, diurnal rotation, Sun and ecliptic, and annual (seasonal) motion.

There will also be a telescope on hand. Mr. Pazmino will explain its basic operation for locating objects in the

sky and answer questions which you may have on its use.

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 2003

 

WHEN:     Saturday, August, 2003, 4:00-6:00PM – Lecture Series

                (3:30-4:00PM free refreshments)

 

WHERE:   New York University, 32 Waverly Place,  Room #804

 Signs will be posted to lead you to the room.

** Please bring a photo ID with you to gain access to the building **

 

Speaker:  Elaine Walker,  Previous President of NSSNYC

 

Topic:     Devon Island

 

 

JULY 2003

 

Election Meeting.  New Board voted in for 2003 through 2005

 

 

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