ASKC General Meetings are held at the UMKC Volker Campus in Royall Hall, Room 111, on the fourth Saturday of each month — except September and December, when we hold our members-only picnic and holiday party.
The night begins with Astro 101, a small-classroom educational series on foundational astronomy topics, followed by a meet and greet with light refreshments served. The meeting includes club announcements followed by our featured speaker(s). All are free and open to ASKC members and the public. Check the Event Calendar for details.
- 6:00 pm Astro 101
- 6:30 pm Meet and Greet
- 7:00 pm General Meeting
This Month's General Meeting Details
- February 24, 2018
- Location: Royall Hall, UMKC
"I Need My Space! - A brief guide to Astronautical Engineering"
This month's talk will cover a variety of topics related to space exploration. These include space mission design, rocket launches and satellite orbits. He will discuss the basics of rocket propulsion, launch site selection, orbital mechanics, orbit determination and how these are used to build a useful satellite system like Iridium, ISS, GPS and XM satellites.
About the speaker:
Aamer has been working with Garmin as a GPS Software Engineer for over 8 years. He earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at George Mason University and is currently pursuing an M.S. degree in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Aamer is an instrument-rated certified pilot, an avid photographer, a scuba diver and a huge fan of aviation and space exploration.