STANFORD ON THE MOON No Images? Click here

- Spring 2015 -


Homecoming Reunion Conference
The Stanford On The Moon 2015 Homecoming Reunion Conference will observe some noteworthy events, including the 50th Reunion for the club’s founding class - the Class of 1965 - and the official announcement of a Stanford On The Moon Endowment Fund at the School of Humanities and Sciences.  The Endowment Fund will be open to additional donations and will support – in perpetuity - the celebration and exploration of the Moon. Speakers will provide details about additional opportunities with the Endowment Fund, as well as asking “Who Owns the Moon?”  The event will take place on Friday, October 23, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Location to be announced.


Stanford Night at the California Science Center
Looking for the perfect reason to (re-)visit the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center? How does taking it in at a private Stanford-only event with 400 fellow alumni, family and friends sound?
As a special treat, astronaut Steve Smith, '81, who flew on the Endeavour, will join us to offer remarks, sign autographs and take photos with guests. Don't miss this wonderful evening!
Saturday, May 9
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
California Science Center
Samuel Oschin Pavilion
​700 Exposition Park Drive, LA 90037

 Register online

Recommended by Stanford On The Moon’s SoCal Correspondent, Sarah Taylor, ’97


Stanford Student Space Research
The Stanford Student Space Initiative (SSI) reached out to Stanford On The Moon recently.  SSI co-President Thomas Teisberg met with Steve Durst and Michelle Gonella at Tresidder Student Union on April 7.  It was very exciting to hear of the cutting edge work SSI is pursuing, including rocket launches and work with high-altitude balloons.  Thomas is also working on laser communications systems which have lunar applications.  We look forward to hearing more about this important work and have invited SSI to join in at the Homecoming Reunion Conference this year.  The SSI website provides more details about this dynamic student group.


Stanford On The Moon Endowment Fund at the School of Humanities and Sciences
At this time, we are working with the Development Department to finalize a contract for a Stanford On The Moon Endowment at the School of Humanities and Sciences.  Funding is already in place.  H&S was chosen because of its broad scope of research in social sciences and art, as well as the sciences in general, including physics, biology and mathematics.
An endowment is a sizable donation which is invested to produce income; the income is disbursed to fund research at the University.  The seed money remains untouched, so presumably this endowment will continue to support Stanford On The Moon goals well beyond Stanford’s 21st Century realization of a permanent presence on the lunar surface.
Once finalized, the Stanford On The Moon Endowment will also be open to donations by those who want to be involved in sponsoring advances that will enable a 21st Century permanent lunar presence for Stanford University.  Even better, the opportunity is there to realize Stanford On The Moon endowments at all of the Schools at Stanford University:  the School of Engineering; the Business School; the Law School; the School of Education; the School of Earth Sciences and the Medical School.