member-originated projects, that could multiply the total Society
output substantially. This is something wonderful, something that had
not been foreseen or imagined.
Our second Town Hall Meeting was
11th on Skype group
The meeting began with a request for agenda items, and was chaired by
Shaun Moss. Attendance was again close to two dozen,
Discussion was dominated by the idea to stage a world wide "Apollo Moon Party" on the 40th
Aniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and first moonwalk
in the time frame July 16-24, 2009.
There will be local Apollo Moon Parties,
probably on Sat. July
18th and/or Sun. July 19th and
An International Party,
possibly an Internet
Telethon with hosting to skip from time zone to time zone
around the world possibly on the 20th.
Since the meeting, there has been a suggestion to broade the party to
celebration of the 33rd anniversary of Viking 1 on Mars, which occurred
according to plan on July 20th, 1976, the 7th anniversary of the first
Moon walk. A joint
Apollo Moon Party - Viking Mars Party would reach more
enthusiasts and be an occasion to demonstrate how Moon AND Mars
collaboration makes much more sense than self-defeating Moon OR Mars
Participants all thought that the second meeting was again so
successful in bringing out
new ideas, that needed timely deelopment, that a decision was made to
hole the event in another two weeks, on March 25th.
Why Wednesday and why that time
slot? Well, that's
what the Society leaders are used to. They will not be "expected" to
attend, but of course are most welcome to do so. In these meetings, we
want to hear from members (current and former), from visitors, from
next Town Meeting is on
March 11th will
be held on Skype
Time: Wednesday 9-11 pm EDT, 8-10 pm CDT, 7-9 pm MDT, 6-8 pm PDT
Time: Thursday 2-4 am GMT (UK, Ireland), 7:30-9:30 am NDT (india), 1-3
pm AEST (Eastern Australia)
If you do not have Skype,
please go to www.skype.com and download this free software.
Do not download Skype
4.0 as on that version, group chat is not allowed.
you register for it, you will be prompted to select a "Skype name"
this can be your name in the format "firstlast" all lower case, or you
can pick a nickname.
to the top menu and click on Conatacts, "Add a Contact
search for Shaun Moss
and select Shaun Moss Melbourne
and add to your new contacts list. Then, when you want to join the
meeting, just click on his name in your contact list and you should
immediately find yourself in the Town Meeting group chat.
Further instructions for joining the Meeting via Skype will be
published March 8th
can download MMM pdf files here
(username password required)
If you have no username and password, or have forgotten it, please contact us
as soon as possible and we'll get you up and running
2nd issue was published February 19th. This publication is a free access pdf file
our members and friends
everywhere, not just in India.
Moon Society Fiction
- 2nd Issue of "Moonbeams"
was published Jan 25,
under Editor Chuck Lesher. The 3rd issue is now in compilation.
you have a "high frontier" tale in you
, work it out and
email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
To download the first issue, go to the archive site.
Moonbeams issues are freely available
in pdf file format
and members and visitors are welcome to circulate them freely and
widely. The purpose is to provide fictional
illustrations of what life could like
on the Lunar
Frontier and elsewhere within the Solar System.