June 2023 Chapter Meeting:

Topic: Orbital Debris (Space Junk): What It Is, and Why It Matters

Presented by Dr. Larry Friesen

Our own Chapter Scientist and Director, Dr. Larry Friesen, will be bringing us a presentation on this timely topic for our June meeting. As space grows more crowded, the proliferation of objects in orbit hampers astronomy and poses real threats to space missions and infrastructure. Come hear Dr. Friesen’s take on this as we meet in the small meeting room (break room) at the Bay Area Community Center on June 20th!

We’ll be giving Larry the floor as soon as we have the Zoom meeting setup configured and running so that there will be time for questions and answers and give and take. Chapter business will be minimal and will be conducted following Dr. Friesen’s time to speak. Come and join us that night…either by Zoom or in person!

NOTE: Dr. Friesen has recommended the Wikipedia article on Space Debris as a source of background information including photos and graphs.

Clear Lake Area Chapter meeting:
Tuesday the 20th, 6:30 p.m.

The Clear Lake Area Chapter will meet on Tuesday, June 20th in the break room of the Bay Area Community Center in Clear Lake Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. The address is 5002 NASA Road 1; Seabrook, Texas. The Community Center is north of NASA 1, away from the lake; enter through the side door adjacent to the parking lot as the main entrance may be locked after 5:00 p.m. The break room is on the left as you come in that side entrance door. A Zoom meeting option will also be available; information is given below.

Our meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run about two hours. We’re planning to offer a few light refreshments including Subway sandwiches and bottled water; your own contributions are also welcome of course!

Our next regularly scheduled meeting following this one is scheduled for Tuesday, August 15th, also at 6:30 p.m., back in our normal conference room meeting location. Other meetings for the balance of the year will be on September 19th, and our Chapter’s annual meeting is scheduled for October 17th.

The meeting documents (agenda for this meeting and minutes from last meeting) will be posted below, or send an email inquiry to info@nss-houston-moon.org. See you Tuesday the 20th!

Zoom Meeting Info:

Please note that we are going to a new format for our Zoom meeting information. The meeting info should remain the same for future meetings; however, one condition is that we cannot post it publicly on web sites or social media. I’m setting up an ‘autoreply’; if you send an email to zoominfo@nss-houston-moon.org you should receive full particulars.