Brookhaven College STEM Fair on Saturday, Feb. 18

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Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, TX, has invited several science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) organizations – including the National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) – to participate in another annual STEM Fair in Building H on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NSS-NT provides free NASA and NSS magazines, lithographs, and stickers for space enthusiasts of all ages, at each of our events.

Also, learn about the NSS-NT Mission to Mars contest for a student to win free admission to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama!  Eligible students should register and provide their entries soon.  The contest ends on March 31, 2017.

Additionally, NSS Director – and NSS-NT VP – Ken Ruffin is giving his presentation The Moon, Asteroids, and Mars:  The Future of Spaceflight from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

From North Texas, Throughout the Solar System, Then to the Stars!

“Mission Planning for Human and Robotic Exploration” for the Feb. 12 NSS-NT Meeting

Robonaut meets Astronaut

What is involved in Mission Planning for Human and Robotic Exploration?  NSS-NT President Cynthia Whisennand gives a presentation that answers that intriguing question!

This NSS-NT meeting is on Sunday, February 12, 2017.  Following the presentation, during the business meeting, NSS-NT President Cynthia Whisennand leads the discussion of the 2017 schedule for NSS-NT space events at planetariums, museums, conferences, etc.  Additionally, NSS-NT is planning a Regional Space Development Conference here in the Metroplex, and we may have a space celebrity among our speakers.  If most of the NSS-NT plans are successful, 2017 will be an impressive year for highlighting the coolness of space for the DFW Metroplex, and beyond!  Do you want details?  Come to the meeting!

NSS-NT meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month (except December) beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the large banquet room at Spring Creek BBQ-Irving, 3514 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, TX  75062 (eastbound Hwy. 183 service road, across Hwy. 183 from the Irving Mall, just before Belt Line Rd).

Spread the word:  new and established space enthusiasts are encouraged to attend!

Engineers Week Event at UT-Dallas on Feb. 11

2017 Engineers Week Banner
2017 Engineers Week Banner

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students and enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend the Engineers Week event at UT Dallas in Richardson, TX, on February 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Perhaps 2,000 people are expected to attend!

Activities for students 6th grade and under are in one location on campus.   Activities (including the National Space Society of North Texas booth) for 7th grade through adults are in the Arts and Technology (ATC or ATEC) building.  NSS-NT provides free NASA and NSS magazines, lithographs, and stickers for space enthusiasts of all ages.

Also, learn about the NSS-NT Mission to Mars contest!

Additionally, NSS Director and NSS-NT VP Ken Ruffin is giving his presentation The Moon, Asteroids, and Mars:  The Future of Spaceflight from 1:00-1:30 p.m. in the ATEC building.

From the DFW Metroplex, Throughout the Solar System, Then to the Stars!

 

 

“Space: 2017” for the January 8 NSS-NT Meeting

NASA 2017
NASA:  2017

There are literally dozens of space missions scheduled to be launched in 2017.  Also, there are significantly more space missions which continue to operate in space for years – or decades.  Whether or not space travel and space development get sufficient news media coverage, you can continue to count on the award-winning National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) to provide “the latest and greatest information in space development” to audiences in the Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Metroplex, and beyond!

This NSS-NT meeting is on Sunday, January 8, featuring Space:  2017 presented by NSS Director Ken Ruffin.  Topics include the new NASA, Commercial Spaceflight, and international space missions that “space enthusiasts” around the world have been anticipating.  Also, some notable space mission anniversaries are acknowledged.  Later, during the business meeting, NSS-NT President Cynthia Whisennand leads the discussion of the preliminary 2017 schedule for NSS-NT space events at planetariums, museums, conferences, etc.  Additionally, NSS-NT is planning a Regional Space Development Conference here in the Metroplex, and we may have a space celebrity among our speakers.  If most of the NSS-NT plans are successful, 2017 will be an impressive year for highlighting the coolness of space for the DFW Metroplex, and beyond!  Do you want details?  Come to the meeting!

NSS-NT meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month (except December) beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the large banquet room at Spring Creek BBQ-Irving, 3514 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, TX  75062 (eastbound Hwy. 183 service road, across Hwy. 183 from the Irving Mall, just before Belt Line Rd).

Spread the word:  visitors, members – and former members – are encouraged to attend!

 

 

“Members and Guests Only” NSS-NT Christmas Party/Meeting, Dec. 11

Members and Guests Only
Members and Guests Only

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, the National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) has its annual, private Christmas Party.  Each December, NSS-NT DOES NOT MEET at its traditional meeting location:  Spring Creek BBQ-Irving, which has hosted us for over 20 years, but from January through November only.

If members and invited guests have any questions, they are encouraged to contact the NSS-NT officers.

For the rest of you space enthusiasts still reading this post:  we welcome you to be a guest at our meetings on the second Sundays of each month (except December) at Spring Creek BBQ-Irving.   The first few meetings in 2017 are on Sundays, January 8, February 12, March 12, etc. beginning at 3:30 p.m.  Yes, those of you who are not members or guests are missing a fun and informative Christmas party.  Consider joining us – in 2017!

From the DFW Metroplex, Throughout the Solar System, Then to the Stars!