Actions & Discussions
Town Meeting Discussions
Moon Miners' Manifesto, other Publications
Chapters & Outposts
MMM Continuity - The first discussion, started by Scotty Gammenthaler, was about the status of formulation of a document transferring publication and copyrights and ownership of the name for Moon Miners’ from The Lunar Reclamation Society, the publisher from the beginning, to The Moon Society. Peter promised to have proposed language ready for the next Management Committee meeting for further input so that the Board could be presented with final language at the next Board meeting on August 18th.
Image links to other sites on our homepage in the right hand column need some additions, deletions, and alterations. The suggestions made by Peter Kokh were approved. As of July 9th, they had not yet been put into effect.
Ongoing collaborations with other organizations were reviewed, and will be expanded, if and when we can find partners to collaborate on projects of interest to the Moon Society.
Membership Report - Our membership continues to grow which is an encouraging sign that most members have not been discouraged by the recent change of direction in NASA's program. The leadership is itself encouraged that the Obama Administration is putting research money in the right places to get us in a better position to ensure that when we do return to the Moon, it will be for keeps, not just another Flags and Footprints dead-end exercise.
MMM Continuity - At stake are the interests of The Lunar Reclamation Society (current publisher), The Moon Society (number one client), and the National Space Society, LRS' parent organization. The topic of discussion was suggested arrangements for The Lunar Reclamation Society, our partner NSS chapter in Milwaukee, to turn over rights to the name "Moon Miners' Manifesto, and MMM publication rights and copyrights to the Moon Society, to ensure the continuity of MMM should the Milwaukee NSS chapter dissolve.
Peter Kokh submitted proposed language as requested at the previous meeting. This language includes contingency clauses to return rights to LRS, should the Moon Society dissolve first, and to pass rights to MMM on to the National Space Society, should The Moon Society not be able to find an editor and get MMM back in print for a year after the present editor became unable to continue. In the meantime, LRS will remain the publication agent, and continue to be the agent to deal with other NSS chapters (currently eight) now also served by MMM. Again, nothing will change in the way MMM is published, except the rights to MMM, and responsibility to keep MMM going, should either the current editor and/or publisher be unable to continue. The plan will be presented to the LRS board for approval, and if this is forthcoming, to the TMS Board at its August 18th meeting.
We then discussed ideas of ways to celebrate Spaceweek, October 4-11, 2010, that would earn us some badly needed publicity. No concrete proposals were offered, so this topic will remain on the agenda.
The next Management Committee Meeting will be on July 21st
If you would like the Management Committee to consider a new initiative or idea, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The time is Time: 9-11 pm ET, 8-10 pm CT, 7-9 pm MT, 6-8 pm PT Wed = 2-4 am Thurs UT (GMT)
Town Meetings will be held the week before the Board Meetings in February, May, and November - that is, three times a year - There is a calendar listing Society Meetings at the bottom of the Conferences 2010 page. You may download this one-page ready-to-print calendar with several artwork options from the bottom of our Downloads Page.
The ballots are out. They have been circulated both in MMM (May issue) and by email.top
While we do not have any contested positions this year, our volunteers deserve a vote of confidence.
Please do vote!
Ballots must be returned by August 1st to be counted
Ballots can be emailed to email@example.com
Or mailed to The Moon Society, P.O. Box 940825, Plano, TX 75094-082
MMM #236 PDF file June 2010 issue was published June 2nd, 2010.Introducing new, special "Vector" pages:
The MMM-India Quarterly #7 was published July 1st, 2020.
MMM is not published in January or July MMM is not published in January or July (to give the editor a semi-annual burnout prevention break and time to get recharged)
MMM #238 is schedled for publication in early August
Members can download MMM pdf files here and Selenology pdf files here (username password required for both) 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
MMM-India Quarterly #8 is set for publication in October this year.
All "M3IQ" issues may be freely downloaded from this addressMMM Themes Collections - http://www.moonsociety.org/publications/mmm_themes/
The following issues have been published:
We are working on the following
- Mars 1 & 2
- Eden on the Moon 1 & 2 (environmental themes)
- Select Editorials
These Theme Issues are, like the Classics, free access pdf files, no member username and password needed. See download address above.
- Lunar Analog Research
- The Lunar Economy (Exo-economics)
- At Home on the Moon
These publications will appear as we find time to put them together. A fringe benefit of organizing all past articles by theme, is that it can serve as preparation for an eventual “MMM the Book.” That is a project title, not the book title, which will be determined later.
Members and visitors may wonder what the Moon Society stance may be on interrelated space issues. The following pages are now online:
Yet to come:
- http://www.moonsociety.org/art/ - the idea behind this page is to help members and visitors visualize the possibilities!
We hope to make these pages accessible by direct link from our homepage. The current idea is to add a "Vectors Menu" just below the "Destinations Menu" in the right hand column of our homepage.
If you have a "high frontier" tale in you, work it out and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org 1-sheet Meetings Calendars have been published, in 7 artwork versions, 4 horizontal, 3 vertical
To download the first six issues, 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.
Just print on card stock and frame
A new issues of Selenology has been published.
The Spring 2010 issue of this newsletter from our affiliate The American Lunar Society can be downloaded from this directory, using your Moon Society member username and password - http://moonsociety.org/members/selenology/
LATIN AMERICAEvents: Annual Events, ISDCs and more.
The Moon Society is cosponsoring the Puerto Rico Space Congress to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 23-27, 2010. The conference is shaping up nicely and looks to be an exceptional one.Mexico
Mexico has finally approved its own Space Agency, AEXA, and is deciding on a headquarters site. The government and has picked a launch site in Quintanoo Roo State in the Yucatan Peninsula on the Carri bean Coast just north of Belize.CHILE - Moon/Mars Atacama Research Station - Right now, in the aftermath of Chile's recent Earthquake, focus is elsewhere, but behind the scened, organizational activities of a Chilean Center of Excellence continue.
The state of Jalisco (Guadalajara) is bidding for the AEXA HQ site, and is considering a space theme park north of Guadalajara that will include a lunar analog facility open to tourists; the MexLunarHab. We have been working in Mexico through our agent, Jesus Raygoza.
If the Moon Society's role in Chile is to expand beyond a merely advisory one, we need to develop a family of chapters within Chile to play a supporting role at MMARS. And we need to clone the Society "in Espaņol."Our decision to spin off a Spanish Language Moon Society website and to create a number of papers and flyers in Spanish, should help promote this effort, as well as to promote the creation of Spanish-language Moon Society chapters in Mexico and in Chile, the two nations in which our efforts are currently concentrated.MMM-Spanish Quarterly Protect Update - June 7, 2010
"Manifiesto Mineros de la Luna Trimestral" - proposed title, translation double checked
Dave Dunlop, Moon Society Director of Project Development and Society President Pater Kokh, have worked on a plan to advance this project. Peter will1) solicit articles from known Spanish-speaking colleagues,
1) Solicit articles from known Spanish-speaking colleagues,This project needs not just a special Editor but an Editorial Team with members from Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Chile, Argentina, Peru, and other interested countries, including someone from the Spanish speaking community in the U.S.
2) Have Goggle translate existing and new MMM articles
3) Provide or suggest some illustrations
4) Perhaps a fresh appeal to members for a volunteer editor
5) Consult with NSS, who might want to cosponsor such a publication
In the meantime, we will address the items listed above.
Apropos, the Puerto Rico Space Congress, which the Society is cosponsoring, is October 24-27.
And the 6th Space Conference of the Americas (CEA) will be in the city of Pachuca, the capital of the central Mexican state of Hidalgo. November 15-19, 2010.
It would be great to have the first MMM-Espaņol-Quarterly edition ready for both events, but that seems an improbable goal at the moment (which, of course means that we will give it a college try.)
See MMM-India Quarterly - a free access pdf file newsletter
MMM-India Quarterly #7was published July 1st. M3IQ #8 is set for October.
The Newly announced Moon Society India is moving swiftly to come into its own. Indian writers have contributed a major portion of the 5th issue of Moon Miners' Manifesto - India Quarterly - "M3IQ" as we have come to call it.Eventually, M3IQ will either become an all-India publication or be replaced with a new publication put together inside India. This is as it should be, and we in the Moon Society look forward to the Moon Society India organization coming into its own, with pride and satisfaction.(2) From Moon Society India leader Pradeep Mohandas
The Moon Society India is in the final stage of incorporation, and had a major presence at the SEDS India Conference April 11-12, in Vellore, 113 km west of Chennai in Tamil Nadu state, and 150 km east of Bangalore. Together with the Moon Society (International), they have started a Book Drive to collect (from US/Canadian members) books on Space, the Moon, even Mars, that we no longer need to keep in our personal libraries. For information, contact email@example.com. We hope to collect a bunch at ISDC 2010 in Chicago at the end of the month.
Those interested in helping create Moon Society chapters in India should contact
SPINNING OFF A Spanish version of the Moon Society Website, and a Spanish language edition of Moon Miners' Manifesto - "Sociedad Lunar" y "Manifesto de Mineros de Luna" (the editor's amateur translation attempt.)
The Moon Society Management Committee has given its support to this proposal. But more than a vote is needed. We do not have the team to pursue this goal. Instead, we must recruit such a team. We have recruited Jesus Raygoza of Mexico City who has both a wide knowledge of and interest in Space affairs and is fluent in both English and Spanish to start the process as soon as we send him a list of web pages and documents needing translation. Jesus has been working in Mexico build a Moon Society presence there as well as campaign for the creation of AEXA, a Mexican Space Agency with a small but effective budget. (Espaņol)SWEDEN
We are looking for proficient English to Spanish Translators, webmasters, and editors.
On December 17th, we put up a temporary Spanish Homepage placeholder
The Society is involved in Mexico and Puerto Rico, as well as Chile, it makes sense to prepare outreach materials for Spanish speaking countries, including the growing Spanish speaking population within the United States. The United States is now the 2nd largest Spanish Speaking Country in the Western Hemisphere (after Mexico), and soon worldwide (eclipsing Spain).
If you can help in any way or point us in the right direction, please contact us
Subject line: Spanish
Subject line: Spanish "at large chapter" in the USA
Subject line: Mexico
Subject line: other Spanish-speaking nations
Subject line: etc.
The member-organized Moon-Mine Project in central Sweden which we have been support, is encountering problems with the owner of the property, and Niklas Jarvstrat, project organizer is becoming discouraged. He may move to Oxford, England, UK and will look into usable abandoned mine sites in that country.
The Moon Society is looking more International every day.
This time the dates are for the weekend before Memorial Day WeekendJuly 26 - August 7th, 2011 - we are considering a number of contests and competitions
More information to follow.