January 27, 2024 SDAA Banquet
Topic: “New Eyes – New Universe” – the celestial surprises of the James Webb Space Telescope
Speaker: Steve Murray
Steve is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He’s currently a freelance science writer and NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, following careers in naval aviation at MCAS Miramar, human performance research at Point Loma, and teaching at the University of San Diego. Steve has been a space enthusiast his entire life and counts several astronauts as friends. Through the years, he’s also kept an eye on the skies – literally – as an amateur astronomer. Steve has been to Iceland and Alaska in search of the Aurora Borealis, and to Chile and France to visit some of the world’s biggest telescopes.
Handlery Hotel on Saturday, January 27, 2024.
The tentative schedule of events is as follows:
5-6pm – Self-hosted cocktail hour
6-7pm – Buffet dinner and club annual meeting
7-8pm – Guest speaker
8-9:30 – Auction and raffle
Banquet tickets are $85.
Details and Ticket Sales: SDAA – Annual SDAA Banquet – 2024
Go to the auction here: SDAA 2024 Auction | Eventgroove Fundraising
Our speaker in 2023 was NASA Solar System Ambassador Jessica Rzeszut.
Our speaker in 2022 was astronomer Scott Kardel.
Our speaker in 2021 was Blaine Baggett, an Emmy award-winning producer and JPL Fellow.
Our speaker in 2020 was Dr. Vishnu Reddy.