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.
- 6:00 pm Astro 101
- 7:00 pm General Meeting
This Month's General Meeting Details
The August 27, 2019, general meeting will feature Shadan Ardalan, a NASA engineer. His presentation is titled “The Failed Dream of a Rocket Scientist, or. Be Careful for What You Wish for Because It Might Actually Come True.”
Shadan Ardalan is not your grandfather’s NASA engineer (especially if he had sported a crewcut, wore short-sleeved white shirts and skinny black ties, and worked in Mission Control during the 1960s). Ardalan is part of the new breed of NASA engineer. As a son of immigrants, he is a dreamer who wanted to be a part of our nation’s space program. During his 30-year career, he realized that what he learned while flying spacecraft around Jupiter with the Juno and Galileo teams, Saturn with the Cassini team, and Deep Impact Mission to Comet Temple 1 among other projects, could also be applied back on Earth. Part TED-talk, part one-man show, Ardalan tells stories of his family, life, and career in away that will hopefully entertain, amuse and inspire you...and your grandkids.
There will be no meeting in September. The next general meeting will be October 26, 2019.