Leadership

May 1 2017

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the SPS/Sigma Pi Sigma National Council

The University of Maine will host the 2017 Zone 1 Spring Meeting in Orono, Maine.

The theme will be Engineering Astronomy, the Technology of Observing.

Planned events include a Friday-night social, an amazing invited speaker, student research presentations, space-station tracking, and solar-viewer construction.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Evening - Informal Particle Fever viewing (Optional)

Saturday April 15, 2017

8:30 AM - Breakfast at Bodo’s

10:00-10:30AM - Welcome from AZC Gage DeZoort and ZC Peter Sheldon 

10:30-10:45AM - Coffee and Webinar Setup

10:45 - 12PM - Webinar led by Kerry Kidwell-Slak, Assistant Director, SPS & Sigma Pi Sigma

          — Presentation about National SPS

          — Discussion about our Zone’s chapter activities

12:00 - 12:45PM - Catered lunch

The SPS Chapter at Swarthmore College will host the Zone 3 Spring Meeting on Saturday, April 8.

Zone 10 will have its 2017 Spring Meeting March 31-April 1st at Henderson State University.

A successful event that didn’t go as planned

The Millikin University Chapter of SPS will be hosting an SPS Zone 8 Meeting that contains students presentations, poster presentations, viewing of the night sky through numerous large telescopes and a talk by Dr. Robert Arn (astrophotographer). We encourage everyone to attend and look forward to meeting everyone!

Coe College in Cedar Rapids is hosting the zone 11 meeting March 17-19, 2017.

Jim Gates will be the plenary speaker!

We plan to have student posters and talks, a tour of Rockwell-Collins avionics, and demos.

Dr. Blane Baker

William Jewell College

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