SEDS-UCLA Chapter Update 15-10-2012

October 15, 2012 in Chapter Updates by SEDS UCLA

 

Here is the list of activities performed last year. Each “week” begins the following Wednesday from the first date posted each quarter.

 

Fall 2011

Week                  Activity

1 – Introduction         [28-9-2012 Wednesday]

2 – Building Competition (Space Stations)

3 – Planetarium Show (UCLA)

4 – Undergraduate Research Presentations

5 – Astrology Discussion

6 – Space Hotels Discussion

7 – Hovercrafts

8 – A Concise History of Optics and Telescopes – Dave Milewski

9 – (no meeting due to Thanksgiving holiday)

10 – UAS End of Quarter BBQ  (UCLA Sunset Recreation Facility)

 

Other activities that took place on other dates in the quarter included a visit to Griffith Park Observatory, a star party at Mt. Pinos, and a Quarter Camping Trip to Joshua Tree National Park.

 

 

Winter 2012

Week                  Activity

1 – Robotic Landing Technology and Autonomous Rovers – Dave Milewski, Egg Drop Competition Announcement [11-1-2012 Wednesday]

2 – Building Competition with common household materials to simulate spacecraft, egg drop (to simulate human crew in robotic landers) from roof of UCLA’s Mathematical Sciences Building

3 – Adventure Game – Matthew Chu

4 – Game Night

5 – General meeting, however nothing was scheduled formally

6 – Infrared Laboratory Tour (UCLA)

7 – Current events in astronomy, UAS T-Shirt design, Presentation – Jacob Adler

8 – Astrophotography and Research Presentation – Francis Longstaff (UCLA Professor of Finance)

9 – Graduate Student Panel Question and Answer Session

10 – Graduate Student Research Talk – Kristen Kulas

 

Quarterly field trip was not scheduled and did not happen.

 

 

Spring 2012

Week                  Activity

1 – Discussion of Future Meetings, Ice Cream Social. [1-4-2012 Wednesday]

2 – Astronomy Pictionary and Ice Blocking

3 – Movie Night – Moon (Duncan Jones)

4 – How to Buy Your First Telescope and Beginner Astrophotography – Jacob Adler

5 – General meeting, however nothing was scheduled formally

6 – Planetarium Show (UCLA)

7 – Human Colonisation of Space Discussion

8 – Officer Elections

9 – Board Games

10 – UAS End of Quarter BBQ  (UCLA Sunset Recreation Facility)

 

Quarterly field trip was not scheduled and did not happen. Also, on 19 May 2012, some members of the UAS (UCLA Chapter) volunteered to help run various solar telescopes to view the partial solar eclipse. On 5 June 2012, I, Dave Milewski volunteered to help the UCLA Astronomy Graduate Students to run telescopes for the 2012 Transit of Venus Event.

 

 

(This covers all of the events performed during the previous academic year by the UCLA Chapter of the Undergraduate Astronomical Society.)

-Dave Milewski (UCLA SEDS Ambassador)