Astrophysics with Scientific Balloons in Antarctica
South Mountain Astronomy Club had an amazing guest speaker from Arizona State University for the month of August! 

Our guest lecturer was Dr. Christopher Groppi and his presentation was entitled, "Astrophysics with Scientific Balloons in Antarctica." 

Chris is an associate professor at ASU who works in the School of Earth and Space Exploration. 
Upcoming Meetings
September 7 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
Steering Committee
Regular Meeting 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 
Regular Meeting

October 5 | 6 - 10 p.m.
Meeting and Private Star Party*
*Family and Friends invited!

November 2 | 6 - 9:30 p.m. 
Regular Meeting

Upcoming Club Activities
Wed., September 4, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Special SMAC time with Dr. Sian Proctor before her talk!

Wed., September 4, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Meals For Mars
Dr. Sian Proctor, a NASA analog astronaut and SMAC founding member, will offer a public talk on living and cooking in a simulated Mars mission. Her cookbook beautifully demonstrates her love for creativity and food, and reflects on addressing food sustainability here on Earth.

Evenings of October 25 & 26
All Arizona Star Party: Hovatter Airfield
Upcoming Outreach at SMEEC
  • September 21 | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Public Star Party
  • November 23 | 6 - 9 p.m. | Public Star Party
Please come bring your scope, help provide short public talks or help run our astronomy activities for youth!
Other Ways to Help With SMAC
  • Recruit others who have that curiosity and wonderment that makes our club special!
  • Take on an open Steering Committee position - contact Lisa to learn more, or come for our next meeting at 5:30 on September 7.
  • Know a Potential SMAC Sponsor? There are benefits for businesses and organizations who'd like to participate - let's talk!
  • Help with Club meeting presentations!
NEW: Learning Community for SMAC Members!
Let Lisa know if you would like to be included in our new astronomy learning group coordinated by our chair, Alex Nachman. Your participation will mean receiving special learning prompts, links, and suggested reading, and also invite you to join in on discussions about books, articles, current events, etc.
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