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Space Coast Chapter Meeting - February 7, 2019, Officer Installation and "The Drake Equation and the Fermi Paradox"

  • Date:
    Feb. 7, 2019 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    ET
  • Address: Sanctuary Clubhouse 2255 Mockingbird Lane
  • Location: Indialantic, FL USA
  • Venue:
    Sanctuary Clubhouse at 2255 Mockingbird Lane, Indialantic, FL
  • Contact: Macaulay Osaisai
  • Email: osaisaim@bellsouth.net
  • Website: www.incose.org/scc
Note the location:
At The Sanctuary Clubhouse at 2255 Mockingbird Lane, Indialantic, FL.  See directions below.

Topic: February 7, 2019, Officer Installation and "The Drake Equation and the Fermi Paradox" 

Chapter Meeting & Installation of New Chapter Officers

The first meeting for 2019 of INCOSE Space Coast is Thursday, February 7, starting at 5:30 p.m. Come early -- this is a special social event with quality catering and adult beverages. Note that we'll be meeting at The Sanctuary Clubhouse, 2255 Mockingbird Ln, Indialantic, FL  32903 -- NOT FIT! The Clubhouse is in the middle of The Sanctuary gated neighborhood. The secret password at the gate is INCOSE.

Spouses and friends are especially welcome, but please email your attendance plans so we can arrange for sufficient catering.


About the Presentation: The Drake Equation and the Fermi Paradox
 
It seems as if there has been an increase in the number of discoveries of new star systems that contain planets that could have the conditions to sustain life as we know it – or at least would recognize. This raises the question of whether or not there is intelligent or any other forms of life beyond earth.  We won’t know until we actually find such life or detect positive signatures that such life exists. This doesn’t mean that we can’t speculate on the probability of such life existing. These speculations have been around for a long time – at least since the ancient Greeks, and we continue to refine them. 

In system engineering terms, this is called modeling – developing a model of a problem and then testing the model to evaluate possible solutions. This presentation will look at probably the most famous model related to the existence of extraterrestrial life.
 
About our Presenter: Joe Vandeville, Northrop Grumman, retired

Joe Vandeville is a retired Northrop Grumman engineer and a past president of INCOSE Space Coast. He has over 40 years of experience in hardware and software development in both commercial and military systems. Prior to Northrop Grumman, he worked for ITT, Alcatel-Lucent, and Rockwell Collins. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology, a Master of Science in Computer Science, and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering.
 

Location - The Sanctuary Clubhouse
The Sanctuary Clubhouse is at 2255 Mockingbird Lane, Indialantic, FL.

Note that some maps, such as Google, may not give correct directions or location of the clubhouse, so please follow the directions below.

The Clubhouse is in the middle of The Sanctuary gated neighborhood.  At the gate tell the guard that you are going to the INCOSE meeting at the Clubhouse. 

Directions:  The Sanctuary Clubhouse is at 2255 Mockingbird Lane, Indialantic, FL. The Clubhouse is in the middle of the neighborhood. If coming to the Beach area across Eau Gallie Blvd, then turn right onto Riverside Drive from Eau Gallie Blvd and go about 1 mile south and turn left onto Falcon Drive into The Sanctuary. If coming to the Beach area across the 192 causeway, then turn left onto Riverside Drive from 192 and go about 2.8 miles north and turn right onto Falcon Drive into The Sanctuary. Drive straight ahead about 500 ft. on Falcon Drive to the stop sign and then keep to the right and go about another 500 ft. to get to the clubhouse.  

It's a gated community, but arrangements will be made for entry through the Riverside Drive entrance – tell the guard you are going to the INCOSE meeting.

Google Map:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/2255+Mockingbird+Ln,+Indialantic,+FL+32903/@28.1245373,-80.5867977,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88de10f9a68a680b:0xd70614424d34f0cf!8m2!3d28.124441!4d-80.584631