Since the last update, UASEDS participated in several different events and activities. In October, about 14 students from UASEDS attended SpaceVision 2011 in Boulder, CO. We all enjoyed the conference and are looking forward to next year in Buffalo, NY. Our Arizona Space Grant ASCEND! team launched a balloon payload in November and are currently working on a new design for this next semester.
More recently, we have been working on a few improvements to our 18″ Dobsonian telescope. Once complete, several more members will be trained in using the telescope for outreach events. Our annual spring break trip is also in the planning stages. We expect to visit several different space sites throughout California. We have also been working on recruiting new members by attended club fairs when possible.