At the Proud Bird Restaurant near LAX. (hosted by our friends at the Harvard Club of Southern California)
Sunday, March 24th @ 5:00pm
Location: Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045
On Sunday evening March 24, 2013 Myron Kayton will talk about a
Backside Lunar Observatory. Thus far, all manned operations have been
on the front side of the Moon, facing Earth. A backside observatory
would be shielded from radio emissions of Earth by the mass of the Moon,
hence permitting the detection of ever-fainter emissions from stars.
He will talk about the properties of the Moon and its orbit, the
advantages of a back-side observatory, the means of landing a robotic
observatory on the backside and of servicing it. He will talk about
methods of sending data to Earth from the backside. Because all the
Western nations are poor and debt-ridden, an observatory will require
international cooperation, probably including India and China. Dr.
Kayton has written and lectured about a backside observatory for nearly
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will be at the Proud Bird restaurant, 11022 Aviation Boulevard at the
eastern threshold of runway 25L at LAX. The restaurant is on the east
side of Aviation Blvd (not Airport Blvd) between Imperial Highway and
Century Boulevard north of the intersection of the I-405 and I-105
freeways. Landing jetliners are visible just outside the restaurant’s
windows. Soundproofing allows lectures to be heard easily. Restaurant
phone is 310-670-3815. Dinner and talk cost $42 per member; same for
guests; and $46 per non-member, non-guests. Lecture only will cost $10
per member, $15 per guest. Schedule will be:
5 PM registration
6 PM dinner
The Proud Bird is a virtual aviation museum. The interior is covered
with photos of pioneer aviators such as Donald Douglas, Jack Northrop,
Bill Lear, Kelly Johnson, Wiley Post, Amelia Earhart, and Howard Hughes
plus numerous Hollywood hangers-on. On the lawn outside the dining area
is a collection of World War I and II American, German, and British
fighter planes. A path takes visitors right up to the aircraft. You
will be impressed by how small these aircraft are. Myron Kayton is a
semi-retired engineer specializing in vehicle electronics. He worked on
numerous aircraft navigation and avionic systems, was Deputy Manager of
the Lunar Module electronics at NASA Houston, was System Engineer for
Space Shuttle Avionics at TRW, and was Chief Engineer for the European
Spacelab’s avionics in France, among dozens of other projects. He is a
former President of the Harvard Club of Southern California.
To sign up, please send your name, phone number, Club affiliation,
class, and a check to Myron Kayton at PO Box 802, Santa Monica 90406.
Select chicken or salmon dinner. No confirmations will be sent: tickets
will be waiting at the door of the meeting room. Reservations for
dinner are essential before 20 March so the restaurant can serve us.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 310-286-0059.
Cost: Dinner and talk cost $42 per member; same for guests; and $46 per
non-member, non-member guests. Lecture only will cost $10 per member, $15 per
guest. Parking is free.
Contact: Myron Kayton, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-286-0059
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Sunday, Mar 24 2013
5:00pm [ iCal ]
Proud Bird Restaurant
11022 Aviation Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045