Welcome to Starfleet Region 3’s best ship, the USS Zavala NCC – 100101
A Proud Star Trek Tradition Since 1974 STARFLEET is the oldest continuously operating Star Trek Fan Organization in the world. Founded back in 1974, when there were only 79 original live-action Star Trek episodes and no movies yet, STARFLEET has grown over the years to thousands of members. We’re all about having fun, making friends, and keeping the ideals of Star Trek alive and healthy into the future.
The Zavala serves South East Texas mostly in the Houston/Galveston Area. We meet monthly on the third Sunday of each month. We give back to the community through charity and service and promote the ideals and dream of Star Trek and Gene Rodenberry.
Zoom into the Andromeda galaxy
The largest NASA Hubble Space Telescope image ever assembled, this sweeping view of a portion of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) is the sharpest large composite image ever taken of our galactic neighbor. Though the galaxy is over 2 million light-years away, the Hubble telescope is powerful enough to resolve individual stars in a 61,000-light-year-long section of the galaxy's pancake-shaped disk. It's like photographing a beach and resolving individual grains of sand. And, there are lots of stars in this sweeping view — over 100 million, with some of them in thousands of star clusters seen embedded in the disk. This ambitious photographic cartography of the Andromeda galaxy represents a new benchmark for precision studies of large spiral galaxies which dominate the universe's population of over 100 billion galaxies. Never before have astronomers been able to see individual stars over a major portion of an external spiral galaxy. Most of the stars in the universe live inside such majestic star cities, and this is the first data that reveal populations of stars in context to their home galaxy.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)
The far side of the moon, like the side we can see from Earth, goes through a complete cycle of phases. But unlike the side we can see, the terrain of the far side is quite different. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/1KcDj1C & www.nasa.gov/lro
The far side of the moon lacks the large dark spots, called maria, that make up the familiar Man in the Moon on the near side. Instead, craters of all sizes crowd together over the entire far side. The far side is also home to one of the largest and oldest impact features in the solar system, the South Pole-Aitken basin, visible here as a slightly darker bruise covering the bottom third of the disk.
The far side was first seen in a handful of grainy images returned by the Soviet Luna 3 probe, which swung around the Moon in October, 1959. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, was launched fifty years later, and since then it has returned hundreds of terabytes of data, allowing LRO scientists to create extremely detailed and accurate maps of the far side. Those maps were used to create the imagery seen here.
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Description: Mr. Moody now owns Galveston, lock stock and barrel. Nothing on the island happens without his divine approval. The man holds reign over everyone and everything here, and they say not even the tide comes in without his approval. To celebrate his success, Mr. Moody is holding a party and all the elite of the island and from all over the Lone Star Republic is invited.
Location: Cafe Express, 1422 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019, United States
Description: This is our standard monthly meeting for the USS ZAVALA.
This will be held at Cafe Express on West Grey in Houston.
1) Call to order/Roll call
2) Introductions of any new members, visitors, and/or VIPs
3) Vote of acceptance/rejection of previous meeting minutes
4) Presentation of promotions and/or awards
5) Reports of Senior Officers
6) Reports of Junior Officers
7) STARFLEET International business, news, or votes
8) Region 3 business, news, or votes
9) USS Zavala business, news, or votes
10) Old business
11) New business
12) Announcement of next meeting
Description: Plans for “Fleet Week” events over the weekend of 28 February and 1 March so far include Tribblefest III on Saturday including a showing of “Star Trek Into Darkness”, a combination service project and movie night. More details on raw materials and sewing supplies needed will be forthcoming. The goal is to have a large amount of tribbles on hand to adopt out at Comicpalooza and raise more money for our ship charities. Sunday will start with gaming at Gerard’s One-Stop in Webster including pizza with a formal dining out that night for the captain’s birthday at the King’s Biergarten. RSVPs will be necessary so that we can reserve a prime table in the main room. The weekend after will be the Houston Area Women’s Center Race Against Violence 5K Run Walk on 7 May. I’ve established Team Zavala as our group to participate in the race or to sponsor walkers and runners:
Welcome to Starfleet Region 3's best ship, the USS Zavala NCC - 100101
The USS Zavala is a Star Trek Science Fiction Fan Club and a proud member of STARFLEET International. Find us at http://www.usszavala.org
I'm trying to tweak my 3D printer so it stops warping large parts. As part of the testing for these, I will be printing out some smaller models sometime this week and weekend. Two of the small models I have readily on hand are the Zavala Cogg badge and the Doctor's mobile holo emitter.
I know I owe a couple people some comm badges (James and Jennifer most notably!) and would like to offer these test prints to the group if they come out successfully. I do not currently have the time and space to finish the parts (sanding, filling, painting, etc) but I will gladly give out the raw prints to those I owe badges to, also a small run for others as well.
So let me know if you want one, so I know how many copies to make.
Once my printer is working to my satisfaction, I will be able to print up larger models (such as the horga'hn statue that Penelope and I collaborated on) for modest prices as model kits.
I've talked to Russ about new T-shirts, let us know what size you want. He's going to make a batch soon. Price should be around $5 or so, not much more than that per shirt. More if you want XXL sizes or larger.