This year's officers have many plans, which include and expand upon the past projects. We intend to organize and attempt to fund as many projects this year as humanly possible to allow every member of UA SEDS the opportunity to get involved. My own personal ideas include the construction of a club telescope and the start of a firm educational outreach program with the local schools. As always though, it comes donut the people who do the work and make things happen. Members' ideas and efforts constitute the vast majority of UA SEDS activities, so it is of vital importance to have strong, motivated people ready and willing to help. The officer staff intends to support those members in every way possible.
Anyone affiliated with the University of Arizona is a welcome member at UA SEDS. The chapter is especially interested in the provision of an educational environment to students, but is open to everyone interested in space and willing to lend a helping hand. Our membership currently includes students of all ages, UA faculty and staff, alumni, and members of the Tucson community interested in promoting space awareness. We have regular meetings that are open to the public and generally have guest speakers who present their own research and developments for the space sciences. You may attend one of these meetings to learn more about becoming a part of UA SEDS, or contact us at (520) 621-9790 or by email at UASEDS@SEDS.ORG. Dues are $15 a year and pay for access to all of UA Sides many resources, projects, knowledge, and friendly assistance with each. Hope to hear from you soon. - Tim VanDevender