Category Archives: Meeting Records 2016-2017

General Meeting Notes 2/6/17

Link to notes: MeetingNotes02062017

High Power Rocketry
Launch April 30th
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC Rocketry
Immediately after this meeting, final planning for attendance
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low Power Rocketry
Meeting time for the semester will be Fridays 3-6 pm
Contact Andy Perez at andy.perez@ubseds.org with questions

Astronomy
Planetarium visit February 11th at 2:30pm, look for email with more details
Garbage weather
Contact Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org with questions

Educational Outreach
First event: February 19th (E-week)
Teach the Teachers … it’s coming
Contact Rachel Malken at rachel.malken@ubseds.org with questions

Weather Balloon
Tentatively Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Contact Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org with questions

Battlebot
Battlebot will be back soon. Keep an eye out for desperate emails.
Contact Zach Liquorman at zach.liquorman@ubseds.org with questions

March for Science
Zayne Sember
February 15th 7pm organizers meeting on South (the actual march is April 22)
Non-partisan, all are welcome
Contact Zayne at zaynesem@buffalo.edu
http://www.march4sciencebuffalo.com/
https://www.facebook.com/march4sciencebuffalo

COC Update
COC Responsibiltiies: monthly teleconference to discuss SEDS USA Council of Chapter Updates, Voting, SpaceVision Decisions, etc.
New rep in April? Contact Maggie at maggie.petrella@ubseds.org or Tristan if interested

E-Week 2017
E-Week schedule is put together, finalized one will be posted Wednesday
Points for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and participation: so participate!
Our event is Tuesday (2/21) from 11am to 1pm!

Yuri’s Night
Now tentatively 4/21 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm
Pearl Street Grill and Brewery downtown
Buffet style dinner, ticket price TBD
Chance to dress fancy & talk space while eating great food

SWE Lab Tour
Volunteers needed: Wednesday 2/22 at 11 am

Important Dates
2017-18 Elections, April 3

Other Noteworthy Things
Polo sales will begin soon!
If interested in running for E-board and want to meet with the person currently in the position, email Tristan tristan.stoner@ubseds.org

Space News
Golf–in space! http://www.space.com/34-image-day.html
Early Results from Scott Kelly’s year in space http://www.space.com/35527-nasa-astronaut-twins-study-early-results.html
Mars’ North Pole http://www.space.com/35542-mars-express-ice-caps-esa-nasa-science-climate-atmosphere.html

General Meeting Notes 1/30/17

Link to notes: MeetingNotes13017

Welcome new members, welcome back returning members!

High Power Rocketry
Almost done with rockets, nosecones inbound
Launch April 30th
Paint coming
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC Rocketry
Immediately after this meeting and Tuesday at 6:30 pm!
Rolling in dough
Contact Peter Wilkins at peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low Power Rocketry
TBD
Contact Andy Perez at andy.perez@ubseds.org with questions

Astronomy
Look for Google Form for planetarium
Contact Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org with questions

Educational Outreach
First event: February 19th (E-week)
Contact Rachel Malken at rachel.malken@ubseds.org with questions

Weather Balloon
Tentatively Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Contact Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org with questions

Battlebot
Contact Zach Liquorman at zach.liquorman@ubseds.org with questions

Important Dates
E-week 2017, February 19-26 (More details to come)
Ascension 2017 (SEDS Canada’s Spacevision), March 3-5
2017-18 Elections, April 3
Yuri’s Night, April 14 (tentative)

Other Noteworthy Things
Polo sales will begin soon!
If interested in running for E-board and want to meet with the person currently in the position, email Tristan tristan.stoner@ubseds.org
If you want added to a particular listserv, please fill out the form at one of the computers

Space News
Private space station on the way? http://www.space.com/35488-private-space-station-2020-axiom-space.html
Image of the day! Galaxy NGC 4861 http://www.space.com/34-image-day.html
This week in space: http://www.space.com/32253-this-week.html

 

General Meeting Notes 12/5/16

Link to document: MeetingNotes12052016

Welcome! Last meeting of the semester!
SEDS Lives! Budget is unfrozen.

High-Power Rocketry
Wednesday at 5:15 pm
Winter Rocketry: email Peter!
Contact peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC
Meeting Wednesday at 6 pm and/or Friday at 5 pm, in Furnas 1025
Contact peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low-Power Rocketry
Meeting Tuesday 4-6pm in Furnas 1025
Rockets will launch in the spring during E-week!
New project in the works for next semester
Email questions to Andy Perez at andyperez@ubseds.org

Astronomy
Book Club! Black Holes, Wormholes, and Time Machines by Jim Al-Khalili. 7pm Thursday or Friday evening? More details forthcoming
Email questions to Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org

Weather Balloon
Meeting Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Parts are ordered and on the way
Email questions to Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org

Battlebot
Meeting Friday at 4:30pm in Furnas 1025
Contact zach.liquorman@ubseds.org with questions

Guest Lecturer

Space News
SpaceShipTwo initial glide! http://spacenews.com/second-spaceshiptwo-performs-first-glide-flight/
TeamIndus is going to the moon! http://spacenews.com/indian-x-prize-team-secures-launch-contract-with-isro/
Wanna launch a rocket? How’s $190 million sound? http://www.ulalaunch.com/

Good luck on your finals and happy holidays!

Next meeting: 1/30/17

General Meeting Notes 11/27/16

Link to document: MeetingNotes112816

High-Power Rocketry
Wednesday at 5:15 pm
Winter Rocketry: email Peter!
Contact peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC
Meeting Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 pm, Friday at 5 pm, all in Furnas 1025
Over 100 teams are already signed up for IREC this year!
Contact peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low-Power Rocketry
Meeting Tuesday 4-6pm in Furnas 1025
Email questions to Andy Perez at andyperez@ubseds.org

Astronomy
Book Club! Black Holes, Wormholes, and Time Machines by Jim Al-Khalili. There will be a meeting after break to discuss.
Guest Lecturer?
Email questions to Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org

Weather Balloon
Meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Parts are ordered and on the way
Email questions to Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org

Battlebot
Contact zach.liquorman@ubseds.org with questions

COC Chair Applications
If you are interested in running for the position of COC (Council of Chapters) Chair for SEDS USA, please apply at this link: https://sedsusa.typeform.com/to/wgndMX
Applications are due by 2:00PM EST on December 4th, and you will be expected to give a 90-second speech at the COC teleconference at 8PM the same day.

Space News
Winter on Mars! http://www.space.com/34-image-day.html
Obama gives Medal of Freedom to Apollo programmer! http://www.space.com/34812-presidential-medal-freedom-hamilton-hanks.html
Fire–in Space! http://www.space.com/34832-fire-in-space-saffire-mission-conducts-2nd-round-of-tests-video.html

General Meeting Notes 11/21/16

Link to document: MeetingNotes11212016

Happy Thanksgiving!

High-Power Rocketry
Contact peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC
Competition Rocketry Meeting immediately after this meeting in Furnas 1025
Need cool name for Rocket
Contact peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low-Power Rocketry
Meeting Tuesday 4-6pm in Furnas 1025
Email questions to Andy Perez at andyperez@ubseds.org

Astronomy
Meeting last week!
Email questions to Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org

Weather Balloon
Meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Parts are ordered and on the way
Email questions to Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org

Educational Outreach
Trip to the Buffalo Museum of Science last Saturday
Contact Rachel (project lead) at rachel.malken@ubseds.org with questions

Battlebot
Contact zach.liquorman@ubseds.org with questions

COC Chair Applications
If you are interested in running for the position of COC (Council of Chapters) Chair for SEDS USA, please apply at this link: https://sedsusa.typeform.com/to/wgndMX
Applications are due by 2:00PM EST on December 4th, and you will be expected to give a 90-second speech at the COC teleconference at 8PM the same day.

Today: Pizza Night #3!
Pizza

Space News
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/1120/Powerful-next-gen-weather-satellite-launched-into-orbit-video

 

General Meeting Notes 11/14/16

Link to document: MeetingNotes11142016

High-Power Rocketry
High-Power Rocketry Meeting 6:00 pm Wednesday in Furnas 1025
Contact peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC
Competition Rocketry Meeting immediately after this meeting in Furnas 1025
Contact peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low-Power Rocketry
Meeting Tuesday 4-6pm in Furnas 1025
Email questions to Andy Perez at andyperez@ubseds.org

Astronomy
Meeting tonight!! Supermoon!
Email questions to Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org

Weather Balloon
Meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Parts are ordered and on the way
Email questions to Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org

Educational Outreach
November 19th – Trip to the Buffalo Museum of Science. Leave UB at 10:15am.
If you haven’t been added to the listserv yet, email Rachel (project lead) at rachel.malken@ubseds.org or Tristan

Battlebot
Meeting Friday at 4:30 pm in Furnas 1025
General Design ready
Contact zach.liquorman@ubseds.org with questions

COC Chair Applications
If you are interested in running for the position of COC (Council of Chapters) Chair for SEDS USA, please apply at this link: https://sedsusa.typeform.com/to/wgndMX
Applications are due by 2:00PM EST on December 4th, and you will be expected to give a 90-second speech at the COC teleconference at 8PM the same day.

11/21 Space Trivia Game Night #3!
Third and final game night of the semester. Come for free pizza and a chance to test your space knowledge!

Next Semester…
What other events would you like to see SEDS offer?
– Cardboard Space Station
E-week ideas?
– Vinegar rockets
– Fight to the Death???
– Low-power rockets
– Build your own heat shield part 2
– Trivia game
– Stomp rocket recovery

Space News
ULA Rocket Launch! Worldview – 4

General Meeting Notes 11/7/16

Link to document: MeetingNotes11072016

High-Power Rocketry
High-Power Rocketry Meeting 6:00 pm Wednesday in Furnas 1025
Contact peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC
Competition Rocketry Meeting immediately after this meeting in Furnas 1025
Contact peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low-Power Rocketry
No Meeting this week cuz Wetherhold and Yoo
Email questions to Andy Perez at andyperez@ubseds.org

Astronomy
Meeting last night (sick man)
Indoor meeting coming up?
Email questions to Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org

Weather Balloon
Meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Parts are ordered and on the way
Email questions to Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org

Educational Outreach
November 19th – Trip to the Buffalo Museum of Science. Leave UB at 10:15am.
If you haven’t been added to the listserv yet, email Rachel (project lead) at rachel.malken@ubseds.org or Tristan

Battlebot
Meeting Friday at 4:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Contact zach.liquorman@ubseds.org with questions

COC Chair Applications
If you are interested in running for the position of COC (Council of Chapters) Chair for SEDS USA, please apply at this link: https://sedsusa.typeform.com/to/wgndMX
Applications are due by 2:00PM EST on December 4th, and you will be expected to give a 90-second speech at the COC teleconference at 8PM the same day.

SpaceVision 2016
This past weekend!
Things learned:
– Paul Ryan can pick up his own sushi
– US can’t stop a Mars revolution
– All life on Earth probably came from Mars
– Daniel is the god of bowling
– SpaceX blew up Madagascar trying to get to Mars
– Jeff Bezos is the best
– Next year is Cape Canaveral!
https://spacevision.seds.org/

11/21 Space Trivia Game Night #3!
Third and final game night of the semester. Come for free pizza and a chance to test your space knowledge!

Next Semester…
What other events would you like to see SEDS offer?
– Cardboard Space Station
E-week ideas?
– Vinegar rockets
– Low-power rockets
– Build your own heat shield part 2
– Trivia game
– Stomp rocket recovery

Space News
Nope

General Meeting Notes 10/31/16

Link to document: MeetingNotes103116

High-Power Rocketry
High-Power Rocketry Meeting 5:30 pm Wednesday in Furnas 1025
Launch this past weekend: Peter earned Level 2 cert, Owen and Andy earned Level 1
Contact peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

IREC
Competition Rocketry Meeting immediately after this meeting in Furnas 1025
Contact peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Low-Power Rocketry
Tuesday 4 to 6pm in Furnas 1025
Email questions to Andy Perez at andyperez@ubseds.org

Astronomy
Rain. Potentially an indoor astronomy event? Email questions to Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org

Weather Balloon
Meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Email questions to Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org

Educational Outreach
November 19th – Trip to the Buffalo Museum of Science. Leave UB at 10:15am.
If you haven’t been added to the listserv yet, email Rachel (project lead) at rachel.malken@ubseds.org or Tristan

Battlebot
Meeting Friday at 4:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Contact zach.liquorman@ubseds.org with questions

SpaceVision 2016
We leave Thursday at 10 am!
Check Google Drive for Itinerary
Keep thinking about room and van assignments
https://spacevision.seds.org/

11/21 Space Trivia Game Night #3!
Third and final game night of the semester. Come for free pizza and a chance to test your space knowledge!

Next Semester…
What other events would you like to see SEDS offer?
– Cardboard Space Station
E-week ideas?
– Vinegar rockets
– Low-power rockets
– Build your own heat shield part 2
– Trivia game
– Stomp rocket recovery

Space News
NASA JPL Pumpkin carving contest http://spacenews.com/nasas-jaw-dropping-pumpkin-lab-jpl-marks-halloween-with-carving-contest/
Spaceship Two…Two? http://spacenews.com/virgin-galactic-set-to-begin-spaceshiptwo-glide-flights/  
Safety Standards… in Space! http://spacenews.com/industry-committee-to-start-work-on-human-spaceflight-safety-standards/

General Meeting Notes 10/24/16

Link to document: MeetingNotes102416

New logo processing in the works!

Rocketry
High-Power Rocketry Meeting 5:30 pm Wednesday in Furnas 1025
Launch this weekend!
Competition Rocketry Meeting Monday 6pm in Capen Study Room 17
Contact peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Weather Balloon
Meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Email questions to Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org

Low-Power Rocketry
Tuesday 4 to 6pm in Furnas 1025
Email questions to Andy Perez at andyperez@ubseds.org

Astronomy
It’s gon rain. Potentially an indoor astronomy event? Email questions to Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org

Battlebot
Meeting Friday at 5pm in Furnas 1025
Contact zach.liquorman@ubseds.org with questions

Educational Outreach
November 19th – Trip to the Buffalo Museum of Science. Leave UB at 10:15am.
Bennett High School trip?
If you haven’t been added to the listserv yet, email Rachel (project lead) at rachel.malken@ubseds.org or Tristan

SpaceVision 2016
Itinerary Meeting for those who have purchased tickets TBD
https://spacevision.seds.org/

11/21 Space Trivia Game Night #3!
Come for free pizza and a chance to test your space knowledge!

Return to the Forbidden Planet
http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2016/10/032.html

Space News
Antares Launch 10/17: Resupply of ISS https://spaceflightnow.com/2016/10/22/photos-antares-rocket-lights-up-eastern-shore-of-virginia/
ESA Rover Crash/Explosion http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/european-space-agency-mars-probe-exploded-42970517

General Meeting Notes 10/10/16

Link to document: MeetingNotes10102016

Rocketry
High-Power Rocketry Meeting 5:30 pm Wednesday in Furnas 1025
Competition Rocketry Meeting 6:30 pm Tuesday in Furnas 1025
Contact peter.wilkins@ubseds.org with questions

Weather Balloon
Meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Furnas 1025
Email questions to Michael Yedinak at michael.yedinak@ubseds.org

Low-Power Rocketry
Meetings will be Tuesdays from 4 to 6 in Furnas 1025
Email questions to Andy Perez at andyperez@ubseds.org

Astronomy
Email questions to Owen Langrehr at owen.langrehr@ubseds.org

Battlebot
Meeting Friday at 4pm in Furnas 1025
Contact zach.liquorman@ubseds.org with questions

Educational Outreach
November 19th – Trip to the Buffalo Museum of Science
If you haven’t been added to the listserv yet, email Rachel (project lead) at rachel.malken@ubseds.org or Tristan

SpaceVision 2016
November 3-6 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
We will most likely be driving: if you are over 21 and interest in attending and have a NYS license, please contact Tristan at tristan.stoner@ubseds.org
Cost of SpaceVision: $130. Covers travel, hotel, registration, banquet
Tickets are on sale in the SBI ticket office in the Student Union until Tomorrow 10/11!
https://spacevision.seds.org/

Other Upcoming Events:
10/17 Space Trivia Game Night #2! Free pizza! Come test your space knowledge!
According to Google Form, the game of choice is Family Feud

New Logo Contest: Vote now to replace existing logo. The 2 logo options are shown below:

Submitted by Kyra Hayden

Submitted by Kyra Hayden

Submitted by Maggie Petrella through SEDS USA

Submitted by Maggie Petrella through SEDS USA

Winner: #1!
Polo Sale coming soon!

Return from Forbidden Planet
Musical version at UB at the end of October in CFA
http://theatredance.buffalo.edu/return-from-the-forbidden-planet/

Share Your Experience
Andrew Dianetti
Anyone interested in giving presentations in General Meetings? About previous internship, research, etc.
Contact Tristan at tristan.stoner@ubseds.org

Space News
Blue Origin tests abort system for New Shepard http://spacenews.com/blue-origin-successfully-tests-new-shepard-abort-system/
Elon Musk’s Mars Plan: Men will walk on Mars in Twenty Years http://www.nationalreview.com/article/440614/spacex-elon-musk-colonizing-mars-next-20-years