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Meal and a Mission: Planet Walk Cleanup

Posted by willdevine on 2008.09.14 at 09:11
Good morning everyone. USS Accord will be holding its next Meal and a Mission next Saturday, September 20 at 12PM. We will be cleaning up the Sagan Planet Walk, as we do most autumns.

We will meet at noon at the Sun monument in the middle of the Ithaca Commons, where we will figure out precisely where we want to eat. Following lunch, we will proceed with examining each of the planetary monuments (plus the Sun and Pluto, of course!) between the Commons and the Sciencenter, cleaning them up as best we can and reporting whatever needs to be fixed or replaced to the Sciencenter.

In the event of rain on Saturday, we will instead meet on Sunday, September 21 at 12PM to do the same thing; if the weather looks murky on Saturday morning, keep an eye on your e-mail inboxes. (If all this happens on Sunday, we may cross by Porchfest going on in the Fall Creek neighborhood, near the outer planets. But hey, I'm fine with our mission having a soundtrack!)

Hope to see you all there!


Public Domain Torrents-now with SciFi!

Posted by queenmabwords on 2007.11.08 at 09:48

The first on the list when I looked was "A Boy and His Dog".

Please take a look and let us know if there's something special we should watch!



Meeting this Saturday

Posted by pkdan on 2007.10.09 at 10:07
Just a reminder that this Saturday, October 13th at 4:30PM, is our monthly meeting for October. As always, we will be meeting at the Cayuga Heights Fire House. Bring $5 for pizza, something to play or watch with others, and a friend or two.


In other news, Accord will be doing the Sciencenter Planetwalk Clean-up this month on Saturday, October 20th, at noon. We will meet up and have lunch at Center Ithaca and start the walk at the Sun on the Commons, ending at the Sciencenter. Come and enjoy a lovely walk in the leaf-littered streets of Autumnal Ithaca while we primp and preen monuments celebrating our planetary family.



Watkins Glen Weekend Is Coming!

Posted by pkdan on 2007.09.10 at 20:40
Greetings, all!

Watkins Glen Weekend is coming up quickly! In just a few weekends, the trees will be changing, the air will be cooling, and Starfleet will be eating and hiking and eating and eating!

The current schedule for WGW is:

Friday 28 September
6:00PM - Dinner at Glenwood Pines on route 89 outside Ithaca.

Saturday 29 September
11:00AM - Meet at the Ithaca Ramada parking lot to head out to the Glen.
~12:00PM - Lunch at the Burger King near the entrance to Watkins Glen State Park.
~12:45PM - Meet at the base of the Glen for quick announcements and to start our walk!
6:00PM - Dinner at the Ithaca Ramada, $19 inclusive.

Sunday 29 September
10:00AM - Sunday Brunch at the Ithaca Ramada, $10 inclusive.

Please be sure to RSVP to <wgw@ussaccord.org> if you plan to attend any of the events. We will be leaving directions at the front desk of the Ramada to get around the area for the out of town guests, and directions to the Ithaca Ramada hotel can be found at <http://www.the.ramada.com/ithaca05091>.

We look forward to seeing you!

Posted by queenmabwords on 2007.09.09 at 22:11


This Week in Accord

Posted by pkdan on 2007.08.05 at 09:14
There is lots of moving and shaking in the next week for Accord.

Saturday, August 11th at 4:30PM at the Cayuga Heights Fire Department is our monthly meeting. Bring snacks, friends, $5 for pizza, and a video or game to share. Check out the Accord website for more details.

That same day, Saturday the 11th, at 9:00PM, Cornell is hosting another "Film on the Façade" at the Johnson Museum. They will be showing "Raiders of the Lost Ark", whose third sequel is in production as we speak. It's like going to a drive-in without your car.

And while all this is happening, a number of Accordians will be in Denver, CO, attending this year's STARFLEET International Conference. Since we are hosting next year's IC, tradition dictates that we run the Hospitality Suite the year before our conference, so we'll be busy supplying IC-goers with sugar, caffeine, and lots of information about how great it is to visit Ithaca. Wish us luck!

Posted by pkdan on 2007.08.01 at 09:18
Our International Conference for got a write-up in today's Ithaca Journal. Granted, the conference isn't for another year, but any publicity is good.


IC2007 is next week, so we'll be spinning up our preparations for IC2008 very soon!


Accord Summer Picnic this Saturday!

Posted by pkdan on 2007.06.18 at 22:43
Just a reminder that the Accord Summer Picnic is this Saturday, June 23rd, at noon at Stewart Park in Ithaca. We'll be meeting at the picnic area to the south/southeast of the lake, to the right of the main entrance.

Bring a frisbee, some lawn chairs, something to snack on, and good weather. We'll see you there!


Io captured regretting last night's bender

Posted by pkdan on 2007.06.10 at 19:16
NASA's New Horizons mission captured the Tvashtar volcano on Io spewing forth a plume of debris into space.



And in other news, Mars Rover Opportunity may have found puddles of water (or something) on Mars. Still no sign of little green men, though.

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