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[Emeriti-faculty] [Fwd: Invitation to MIT's Upcoming Space Conference]

Dear Faculty, Students, and SPS members,

I forward an invitation to a conference for all students with
interest in Exploration and Development of Space. Please
circulate and forward to any interested parties. Thank you!

My best wishes,

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Invitation to MIT's Upcoming Space Conference
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 14:46:53 -0500
From: Eric Peters <e_peters MIT EDU>
To: Marianne Vestergaard <M Vestergaard tufts edu>

Dear Dr. Vestergaard,

I am contacting you on behalf of MIT's Students for the Exploration  
and Development of Space (SEDS) group. This spring, we plan to hold a  
convention for students from colleges in the northeast region. For  
schools with existing SEDS chapters, we hope that the conference will  
serve as a launching point for projects that will require  
collaboration between schools. For schools without SEDS chapters, we  
hope to inspire students to become involved in the organization and  
start their own chapters, or at the very least get them interested in  

Our tentative agenda includes presentations from one of MIT's science  
history professors; a professor from Harvard Business School; a recent  
MIT graduate who is now working for NASA; an astronaut who just  
returned from the International Space Station; astronomy professors  
from MIT, Harvard, and Boston University; and representatives from  
several space tourism companies.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2009, and should run  
from approximately 10:00 AM the morning until 7:00 at night.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could pass this information along  
to any students, faculty, or departments you feel may be interested in  
attending this event. It will surely be one of the rare occasions  
students will have to interact with these high-profile people.

If you have any questions about the conference, or any suggestions  
that could further improve the event, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your time, and I hope to see students from Tufts at the  

Eric D. Peters
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Class of 2011

Prof. Marianne Vestergaard
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Robinson Hall
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-2756