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December 2011

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December 1, 2011 - Ladies Night - Dr. Rosaly Lopes - Looking for Volcanic Heat:
from Erta Ale in Ethiopia to Outer Space!

Rosaly Lopes Active lakes of lava are very rare on Earth, but common on Io, a moon of Jupiter. Rosaly Lopes, a volcanologist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, spent years studying lava lakes on Io using the Galileo spacecraft discovering many that were previously unknown. Although she had been to many active volcanoes on Earth and written books about them, at the top of her wish list was Erta Ale in Ethiopia one of the rare lava lakes on Earth, constantly boiling and churning.

Travelling to active volcanoes is not a big deal for Rosaly, but going to Erta Ale required more than knowing one's way around lava. Erta Ale is in the Danakil Depression, one of the hottest and most inhospitable places on Earth. It is very remote and controlled by Afar tribes, who are famous for not liking visitors. Photo of Io Many colleagues advised against making the journey, telling tales ranging from being stopped from reaching the volcano to being kidnapped. The expedition required careful planning and some adventurous companions, including Ken Freund and Jim Dorsey from the Adventurers Club and Jim's wife, Irene.

Rosaly will talk about their journey, the lava lake, and how it compares with those on Io. The trip was a Flag Expedition from the Adventurers Club, the Explorers Club, and the Society of Women Adventurers.

Please join us on what will be the last ladies night of the year and one of the final presentations of an amazing 2011.

Source: Pierre Odier


 
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Photo of Dr. Rosaly Lopes with Ken Freund
Dr. Rosaly Lopes with Ken Freund

Photo of Adventurers' Club Flag near Erta Ale and the Danakil Depression
Adventurers' Club Flag near Erta Ale and the Danakil Depression

Photo of Erta Ale
Erta Ale

Photo of Volcanic Lava - Hot Stuff
Hot Stuff

Photo near Erta Ale and the Danakil Depression
Barren yet Beautiful

Photo of James and Irene Dorsey
James and Irene Dorsey

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December 8, 2011 - Barbara Schultz - Flying Carpets, Flying Wings

Photo of Demille Field
Demille Field

Book Cover: Flying Carpets, Flying Wings: The Biography of Moye W. Stephens by Barbara H. Schultz Enjoy an evening learning about Moye Stephens documented in his biography, Flying Carpets, Flying Wings. Presentations include slides to enhance a historical perspective of Moye's 50 year involvement in aviation. Listed below are some of the areas comprehensively covered in the presentation and book.

  • Early flying in southern California - Clover, Rogers, DeMille, Chaplin and Grand Central Airports - in Standards, Jennys, and Thomas Morse Scouts.
  • Moye's association with Hughes, Hancock, Bellande, Northrop, Clarke, Nomis, Breeze, and many other notable aviators.
  • Flying trimotors for Maddux, TAT, and T & WA.
  • Piloting a Stearman C-3B, nicknamed the Flying Carpet, around the world for author Richard Halliburton in 1931-1932. This is the factual narrative of that flight based on airplane logbooks, original maps, and letters home from Moye to his parents.
  • The forming of Northrop Corporation in 1939 and test flights of the N1M, N9M, Black Widow, and other Northrop prototypes.
  • Source: Pierre Odier


     
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    Photo of Moye Stephens and Jack Northrop - Dec. 4, 1941
    Moye Stephens and Jack Northrop - Dec. 4, 1941

    Photo of Maddux Trimotor
    Maddux Trimotor

    Photo of Dick Moye in Front of Plane
    Dick Moye

    Photo of Barbara Schultz
    Barbara Schultz

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    December 15, 2011 - Annual Christmas Party - Members and Invited Male Guests


     
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    (323) 223-3948
     

    December 22, 2011 - Club Dark for the Holidays

    December 29, 2011 - Club Dark for the Holidays

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    © 1921 - All Rights Reserved
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    2433 North Broadway, P.O. Box 31226, Los Angeles, CA USA 90031-0226
    (323) 223-3948