OKLAHOMA SPACE ALLIANCE

A Chapter of the National Space Society

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Who We Are:

        Oklahoma Space Alliance is the central Oklahoma Chapter of the National Space Society, one of the largest space advocacy groups in the country, and has existed for more than 20 years. Our purposes include promoting the exploration and development of space, educating the public to current events in space and the usefulness of an active space program, all with the intent of promoting a space-faring civilization.
        Oklahoma Space Alliance hosted the 23rd Annual International Space Development Conference on May 27-31, 2004. We previously hosted three Regional Space Development Conferences, assisted with earlier ISDCs, put displays in malls, hosted lectures, sponsored television interviews, hosted viewing nights, worked with other space-oriented groups and maintained local contact with the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority.
        Oklahoma Space Alliance helped out with the 2007 International Space Development Conference which was hosted by the National Space Society of North Texas in Dallas Texas from May 24 - 28, 2007, and put together a commemorative exhibit for the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11. This exhibit ran through July of 2009. (See below for details.)
        We do a bimonthly newsletter called Outreach and a monthly e-mail newsletterUpdate to keep our members informed of current developments in space and upcoming events they might be interested in. Editor of Outreach is Syd Henderson and editor of Update is David Sheely. David also does an Update most months when Outreach is published.

        Oklahoma Space Alliance is now on Facebook at Oklahoma Space Alliance.

November 2018 Outreach (pdf format)

November 2018 Update (pdf format)

Space Priorities (pdf format)

Christmas Party

        The Oklahoma Space Alliance Christmas Party date has been moved to December 15 due to expected inclement weather.


       The Oklahoma Space Alliance will have its annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 15 at Tom and Heidi Koszoru’s house in Norman. Prospective members are also welcome. The house is at 514 Fenwick Court in Norman.  Prospective members are also welcome.
       This will be the meeting at which we elect officers. You can vote at the meeting if you wish; or mail in or e-mail your ballot to [email protected]. Official start time is 5:00 p.m. This is a potluck except for main course.
         To get the meeting either: (1) Take the Robinson Street west exit off I-35. Proceed west to 36th Street where you will turn left and go south until you turn left on Rambling Oaks (about half a mile north of Main Street). Fenwick Court is the third street on the left. Tom's house is the last on the left side, or (2) Take the Main Street west exit off I-35, proceed west past the Sooner Fashion Mall, and turn right at 36th Street, and go north until you turn right on Rambling Oaks (about half a mile north of Main Street). Fenwick Court is the third street on the left. The Koszoru house is the last on the left side.

Saturday December 15, 2018
Program

Place:   Tom Koszoru’s  home 
Norman, Oklahoma
5:00 PM

  1. Our December meeting is a Christmas party at Tom Koszoru’s home. The address is: 514 Fenwick Ct, Norman, OK 73072 The dinner is potluck; Tom will provide the main course of several meats and drinks.  Please bring a desert or a side dish.
  2. Oklahoma Space Alliance Chapter  Business Discussion
    1. Review OSA  treasure’s report
    2. Summary of  November   meeting minutes
    3. Election of Officers for 2019

      The Slate of Oklahoma Space Alliance Officers is:      
      President          Cliff McMurray
      Vice President  David Sheely
      Secretary          Sydney Henderson
      Treasurer          Tim Scott

  3. Chatting, networking and video

Minutes of November Meeting

         Oklahoma Space Alliance had its November meeting on November 10 at Venezia Italian Restaurant in Del City. (This location is also listed as Midwest City.) This was a sudden change of venue because we discovered the night before that Earl’s Rib Palace in Moore closed at the end of October. Making the meeting were Dave Sheely, Mike Hopkins, Claire and Clifford McMurray, John Northcutt, Tim Scott, Brett Shambaugh, Michael Smith-Antonide,s  Steve Swift and Syd Henderson. We apologize to anybody who went to Earl’s.
         Since Earl’s is closed, we need to find a new meeting place. Venezia is out because it doesn’t have an enclosed meeting place (though oddly I was better able to hear than at Earl’s.) Since the December meeting is the Christmas Party, we don’t have to go to a mew place until January, and the January 12 meeting will be at Zio’s in Norman. This is on 24 Ave. W. on the east side just past the first entrance to Crest.
         Our Christmas Party is December 8 at the Koszoru’s. The North Texas NSS Chapter’s Christmas Party is December 9. We’ll be discussing transportation to those interested.
         Most of the “What’s Happening in Space” segment was in last month’s Update, (online at http://osa.nss.org/Update1811.pdf) and I’ll cover the highlights in the January Outreach.  We have $845.95 in the checking account and $267 in the cash box for a total of $1112.95; however, we also have to contribute $60 for our meetup subscription. Mike Hopkins is our meetup coordinator.
         We nominated officers, all of whom are running for re-election: Clifford McMurray, President; Dave Sheely, Vice President; Syd Henderson, Secretary; Tim Scott Treasurer, Nominations are open until December 1, when Syd mails off the ballots, although write-ins are permitted.        


--Minutes by OSA Secretary Syd Henderson

Outreach & Update

       Outreach and Update are the newsletters of Oklahoma Space Alliance. Outreach is published in odd-numbered months and is sent both by post and by e-mail.Update is published in even-number months and is sent by e-mail. The December Update is often replaced by a meeting announcement election ballot, in which case the November minutes will be published in the January Outreach. You must be a member of Oklahoma Space Alliance to receive Outreach by post unless you are on our courtesy list. To receive newsletters by e-mail, contact Syd Henderson at the address at the bottom of the page. The newsletters listed below are slightly edited to turn them into web pages.
        Outreach is edited by Syd Henderson, and Update by Dave Sheely.

November 2018 Outreach (pdf format)
November 2018 Update (pdf format)

January 2017 Outreach (pdf format)

February 2017 Update (pdf format)
March 2017 Outreach (pdf format)
April 2017 Update (pdf format)
May 2017 Outreach (pdf format)
June 2017 Update (pdf format)
July 2017 Outreach (pdf format)
August 2017 Update (pdf format)
September 2017 Outreach (pdf format)
October 2017 Update (pdf format)
November 2017 Outreach (pdf format)
January 2018 Outreach (pdf format)
January 2018 Update (pdf format)
February 2018 Update (pdf format)
March 2018 Outreach (pdf format)
March 2018 Update (pdf format)
April 2018 Update (pdf format)
May 2018 Outreach (pdf format)
May 2018 Update (pdf format)
June 2018 Update (pdf format)
July 2018 Outreach (pdf format)
August 2018 Update (pdf format)
September 2018 Outreach (pdf format)
September 2018 Update (pdf format)
October 2018 Update (pdf format)
November 2018 Outreach (pdf format)
November 2018 Update (pdf format)

Earlier issues of Newsletters

January 2014 What's Happening In Space (pdf format)
February 2014 What's Happening In Space (pdf format)
March 2014 What's Happening In Space (pdf format)
July 2014 What's Happening In Space (pdf format)
November 2014 What's Happening In Space (pdf format)
March 2015 What's Happening In Space (pdf format)
May 2015 What's Happening In Space (pdf format)
July 2015 What's Happening In Space (pdf format)
September 2015 What's Happening In Space (pdf format)
November 2015 What's Happening In Space (pdf format)
January 2016 What's Happening In Space (pdf format)
March 2016 What's Happening In Space (pdf format)
July 2016 What's Happening in Space (pdf format)
September 2016 What's Happening (pdf format)
November 2016 What's Happening in Space (pdf format)
January 2017 What's Happening in Space (pdf format)
March 2017 What's Happening in Space (pdf format)
May 2017 What's Happening in Space (pdf format)
July 2017 What's Happening in Space (pdf format)
September 2017 What's Happening in Space (pdf format)
November 2017 What's Happening in Space (pdf format)

2013 What's Happening In Space (pdf format)
(Note, during even months, "What's Happening in Space" is incorporated in Update.)

Minutes of Oklahoma Space Alliance Meetings

Minutes of January 2017 Meeting
Minutes of February 2017 Meeting
Minutes of March 2017 Meeting
Minutes of April 2017 Meeting
Minutes of May 2017 Meeting
Minutes of June 2017 Meeting
Minutes of July 2017 Meeting
Minutes of August 2017 Meeting
Minutes of September 2017 Meeting
Minutes of October 2017 Meeting
Minutes of November 2017 Meeting
Minutes of December 2017 Meeting*
Minutes of January 2018 Meeting
Minutes of February 2018 Meeting
Minutes of March 2018 Meeting
Minutes of April 2018 Meeting
Minutes of May 2018 Meeting
Minutes of June 2018 Meeting
Notes of July 2018 Trip to Cosmosphere
Minutes of August 2018 Meeting
Minutes of September 2018 Meeting
Minutes of October 2018 Meeting
Minutes of November 2018 Meeting

*Includes notes on OSIDA meeting

Minutes of previous meetings

Activities of Oklahoma Space Alliance in 2006

Activities of Oklahoma Space Alliance in 2007

Activities of Oklahoma Space Alliance in 2008

Contact person for Oklahoma Space Alliance is Claire McMurray
PO Box 1003
Norman, OK 73070
Webmaster is Syd Henderson.
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