From the Editor

This has been a great semester for The Ascending Node. We have had many contributing writers for each issue and expansion of our distributions is off to a great start. Next semester we hope to continue along the same lines, and would appreciate any suggestions anyone might have. You can send your comments to We really appreciate comments becuase it lets us know that people actually read the newsletter and we're not just wasting money. You may have noticed the survey, t-shirt order form, and puzzle at the end of the newsletter. To submit any of these, you can drop them off in the SEDS mailbox in Lunar and Planetary Laboratory next to Flandrau, slip under the office door, give to an officer (Tim, Dan, Chandra, or Jenna), give them to me (Andrea), or bring to a meeting. If you have any questions, send email to for general questions or to for specifics. You can also call our office at (520) 621-9790. Editor: Andrea Vicars Regular Contributers: Mark Elowitz, Michael Koller, Warren Ockrassa, and Kirsten Tynan New Contributor: Mike Dicenso