Next PAARA Meeting
Friday October 5, 2012

"Exploring the Lunar Environment with NASA's LADEE mission"
by Brian Day

Brian Day, of NASA's Lunar Science Institute will tell us about NASA's next mission to the moon, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). He will also tell how the ham community can directly help with this mission.

Our understanding of the Moon is changing dramatically as a result of findings from a new generation of robotic lunar explorers. NASA's next mission to the Moon, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), offers exciting opportunities to greatly extend our understanding of the Moon's dynamic exosphere. It also offers students and the public exciting ways to participate in science supporting the mission through observations of meteoroid impacts on the Moon and meteors in the Earth's atmosphere. In this meeting, we will take a new look at the Moon, get an overview of the LADEE mission, and discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that could be provided by forward scatter radio observations of meteors by amateur radio operators.

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Club Meetings

The Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association meets on the 1st Friday of the month at 7:00 pm (19:00 J) (except when the first Friday lands on a holiday and typically moved to the 2nd Friday of the month).

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting location has changed. We will now be meeting in Meeting Room H6, in the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. Further information is below.

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Location: Cubberley Community Center; 4000 Middflefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303.
Telephone: (650) 329-2418.

There is a pre-meeting dinner at the Su Hong Chinese resturaunt on El Camino Real, held to treat the guest speaker. Dinner starts promptly at 5:30 pm (17:30 J).
Location: 1039 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025

After the meeting, many members gather for beer, pizza, and eyeball QSOs at Round Table Pizza, located on El Camino Real, just a few blocks north of Su Hong.
Location: 1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Board Meetings

Map & directions

The PAARA Board meets at 7:00 pm (19:00 J) at the Palo Alto Red Cross building, 400 Mitchell Lane, usually on the third Wednesday of the month.  We conduct most of our club business here in order to allow more time for guest speakers and socializing at club meetings.  Any PAARA member is welcome to attend.

A few meetings throughout the year have pre-defined agenda items. These include:

September Board Meeting
The Nominating Committee is appointed by the President to decide on a slate of candidates to be recommended to the membership.

October General Meeting
The Nominating Committee presents its nominations to the membership at the regular club meeting.  Nominations from club members opens at the beginning of the meeting, and closes at the end of the meeting.

December General Meeting
Elections are held at the December annual meeting.

Board of Directors and Appointed Staff

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