February 22, 2013 in Featured, News, Press Releases by SEDS Public Relations
Next week, the Space Exploration Alliance will call upon Congress to ensure that America’s space program is a national priority in the coming year. Space advocacy groups from all over the country will gather in our nation’s Capitol to convince members of congress of “strong constituent support for an ambitious space program.”
The Space Exploration Alliance (SEA) was formed in 2004 when thirteen of the top space advocacy group joined forces for the first “Legislative Blitz” on Congress. Seventy-six space enthusiasts rallied in support of NASA and space exploration, speaking with over 200 congressional offices on the matter. Now SEA calls on advocates of space exploration everywhere to help convince Congress of the long-term goals and short-term steps required for the United States to reap the economic, technological, and strategic benefits of space. Space exploration has become a necessity in our modern world, no longer an option as it was at the dawn of the space age. SEA’s goals include humans reaching at least one destination beyond low-earth orbit (i.e. the Moon or an asteroid) in the next ten years and landing on Mars by 2030.
Anyone who is interested in participating in the 2013 SEA Legislative Blitz or seeking more information should visit: http://www.spaceexplorationalliance.org/blitz/. Registration is free of charge. SEA will provide registrants with an educational and training session on February 24th in addition to materials for meetings on subsequent days of the Blitz.
February 18, 2013 in Featured, News, Press Releases by SEDS Public Relations
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is now accepting registration for teams in the third annual SEDS High Power Rocketry Challenge. This competition is open for participation at no cost to SEDS chapters and SEDS members. Universities not currently affiliated with SEDS are welcome to participate.
The main objective of the competition is to design, build, and launch a rocket capable of carrying a three pound payload to 10,000 feet above ground level. Teams will be judged on time to altitude along with the scientific and technical value of their payloads. Launches will be conducted around the country by individual teams. Teams are responsible for completing comprehensive design and launch reports for presentation to the judging committee. Winners of the challenge will be announced at SEDS’s annual national conference, SpaceVision. SpaceVision is being hosted this year in Tempe, Arizona by Arizona State University SEDS from November 7th-10th.
February 18, 2013 in Featured, News by SEDS Public Relations
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December 17, 2012 in Chapter Updates by SEDS UCLA
Club meetings are held Wednesday nights in Knudsen at 7:30 followed by running the telescopes on the top of Math and Sciences Building at 8:30.
Wednesday October 3: First meeting, general announcements, ice cream and icebreakers
Wednesday October 10: Review a case study analyzing different components of astronomy. Discuss trop to the Griffith Observatory on October 27. Ice blocking at 10pm