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Southern Tracking Station control reports estimated zone of landing Latitude, -33.862451 Longitude,151.209812 on 15/7/09 at 20:00 (AESTD).
The landing site has been designated THE BASEMENT NIGHTCLUB, Reiby Place, Circular Quay NSW.
The National Space Society has prepared a reception committee for the returning flight crew, their press release is below:
DID MUSIC INSPIRE THE CONQUEST OF SPACE?
To celebrate the International year of Astronomy, The Basement nightclub at Circular Quay is hosting a night of Space Exploration and the music of the Space Race as local Sydney band ‘Stormcellar’ release their all-analogue EP ‘Spacejunk’.
Featuring a presentation from National Space Society Guru Anthony Wicht and the UNSW Bluesat Project Display, rOn KnOb, Stormcellar and the award winning Michelle Van der Meers’ Midnight Ramblers, this will be a night of Blues, Roots and Boogie from the Golden Age of Space Exploration!
Anthony Wicht,National Space Society of Australia
Recently returned from the International Space Development Conference in the US, Anthony is an advisor to the UNSW Bluesat Satellite Project and Director of the Sydney Chapter. Anthony will provide a guide to the perils of Spacejunk and The Exploration of Space, illustrated acoustically and visually by rOn KnOb and his Minions!
Described as ‘relentless’, ‘unstoppable’ and ‘stalwarts of swamp sound’ by Drum magazine, the Stormcellar flight crew are anticipating splashdown of their All Analogue EP, ‘Spacejunk’ at the Basement, ahead of their anticipated second album.
Return visitors to the Basement, the location for the launch of their CD ‘Breakfree’and with their new album ‘Closet Sessions’ released just last year, Michelle is a recipient of the “Best Female Blues Artist” award at the Australian Blues Music Awards, after multiple nominations.
Great night at the SBS monthly Jam last night. Great night for female vocalists with Michelle Van der Meer and Vikki Nikk doing stand out sets.
For those that aren't in the loop, the Sydney Blues Society puts on a jam with a house band on the last sunday of the month at the Botany View hotel in newtown. We had the pleasure of introducing the nights jamming and finishing the vening off with a final set.
Even with the slightly down communal vibe of the last few days, Sunday was a celebration of blues and live music (freudian slip?).
A good night for a jam and a great night for a gig. Cheers to KK and Lindsay in particular, Lindsay having driven all the way from Eden just to catch the show.
Sandwiched between the football and the ten pm curfew, a night at the SBS is a nice way to spend a Sunday evening. be sure to get along an check out the local talent.