September 14th, 2016


Wednesday 14th, September 2016

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)


Topic: From its launch on Sept. 5, 1977 from Cape Canaveral aboard a Titan-Centaur rocket, 16 days after its twin (Voyager 2), it has

journeyed first to Jupiter (Mar. 5, 1979) and then Saturn (Nov. 12, 1980). Using a boost from Saturn's gravity, it started on a trajectory out of the solar system (above the ecliptic plane). On Aug. 25, 2012 it crossed the heliopause and entered interstellar space - the first spacecraft to do so. The U. of Iowa instrument made the crucial measurements that showed the spacecraft had entered interstellar space. Come and hear more about this fascinating mission from an interesting and engaging speaker.

Speaker: Prof. Don Gurnett, J. A. Van Allen / R. J. Carver Professor of Physics, Univ. of Iowa, is an internationally recognized expert in space physics and has been

involved in over 30 spacecraft projects in his distinguished career. Some notable projects include the Voyager 1 and 2 flights to the outer planets and interstellar space, the Galileo mission to Jupiter, and the Cassini mission to Saturn. He has authored or co-authored over 650 scientific publications, primarily in magnetospheric radio and plasma wave research. He has received numerous awards for his research, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Program Chair: Gary Dohout

Meal: Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast with Basil Cream Sauce.

Price: $18.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Location: “Against The Grain” Restaurant, Cedar Falls Clarion Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made 2 ways:

1. : (preferred)

2. Cell Phone number (319-240-1218)

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation. Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.

Please make reservations by 4:00 PM, Monday 12 September 2016. Guests are always welcome.

Note: Checks to purchase meals from the Clarion Inn should be made out to “Clarion Inn.”

Dues: Member dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail:

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”