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Title: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/05/2015 12:31 PM
http://www.lulu.com/shop/robert-cicconetti/nsf-2016-calendar/calendar/product-22410365.html

Well this year's flown by, as confirmed by the latest NSF calendar! Great work by all here, not least Bob for creating and Nathan for being our own corner of Hollywood with the renders - and the quality/feel of this one is even better than the 2015 calendar that I really loved (and is on the wall still, including at friends/family houses, which always makes me smile).

I've got my hands on a few already - per the photo below, with the PS4 used for scale. ;D

Edit/Lar: another version is available with a Sunday through Saturday layout, thanks to grythumn:
     http://www.lulu.com/content/legacy-lulustudio-calendar/nsf-2016-calendar-sun-sat/17708916
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Space Pete on 11/05/2015 01:08 PM
That looks really good! :)

But Chris, what are you doing playing GTA V, when you should be writing articles! ;D
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/05/2015 05:07 PM
That looks really good! :)

But Chris, what are you doing playing GTA V, when you should be writing articles! ;D

Someone's got to control the mean online streets of Los Santos! ;D
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: mtakala24 on 11/05/2015 08:08 PM
Hurraaah for the MON-SUN week format this time! Going to get one for sure.
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: grythumn on 11/06/2015 03:47 AM
Hurraaah for the MON-SUN week format this time! Going to get one for sure.

I had some flexibility on the calendar bottom with lulu. Not enough to move the credits off the images, but I could change the week format and add a few dates of interest.

-Bob
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: kch on 11/06/2015 04:34 AM
That looks really good! :)

But Chris, what are you doing playing GTA V, when you should be writing articles! ;D

Someone's got to control the mean online streets of San Andreas! ;D

I can find no fault in your reasoning ... ;D
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: okan170 on 11/06/2015 05:01 PM
I can find no fault in your reasoning ... ;D

So-Bad-Its-Good Pun Police have been called!  Maybe if it had come out a little later, Los Santos would've had a version of a certain rocket company near the airport...

Hopefully my switch last year to 4K resolution for the renders should've helped sort out any printing resolution issues!
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/06/2015 05:10 PM
They've come our really, really well. I just don't know how to take a photo on my iPotato that doesn't look like a screenshot from a Commodore 64 ;D
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Space Pete on 11/06/2015 08:55 PM
Someone's got to control the mean online streets of San Andreas! ;D

Heh, that's Chris' definition of being "on console"! ;D
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: grythumn on 11/06/2015 09:49 PM
Here's a few quickies. Will try again when it's not a Friday.

-Bob
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: SteveSpace on 11/09/2015 12:42 PM
Going to get me one of these!
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: DavidH on 11/09/2015 03:43 PM
Hurraaah for the MON-SUN week format this time! Going to get one for sure.
Bummer about that for us "left-of-the-pond" types.
Mon-Sun just doesn't work for me. :(
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: grythumn on 11/09/2015 08:40 PM
Hurraaah for the MON-SUN week format this time! Going to get one for sure.
Bummer about that for us "left-of-the-pond" types.
Mon-Sun just doesn't work for me. :(

It'll take me 30-60 minutes to redo the calendar with another layout, and you're the first person to ask.

<About 35 minutes later>[0] Here you go, Sunday through Saturday layout: http://www.lulu.com/content/legacy-lulustudio-calendar/nsf-2016-calendar-sun-sat/17708916

-Bob
[0]It remembered the special days, at least. Don't know why you can't clone a project.
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Ronpur50 on 11/19/2015 02:23 AM
Great selection of photos!
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: starsilk on 11/19/2015 03:13 PM
spotted a typo... August 6th, you spelled Curiosity wrong..
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: grythumn on 11/19/2015 05:46 PM
Apparently I've been spelling that wrong all of my life. :( Thanks for pointing it out. I've fixed the masters, so any new copies will have the corrected spelling.

And if anyone else was wondering about curious vs curiosity, apparently it's because it's an Old French loanword:
http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/197173/why-is-it-spelled-curiosity-instead-of-curiousity

-Bob
"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary. "  --James Nicoll
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: WindnWar on 11/25/2015 06:14 AM
Just bought mine. :-)
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: ulm_atms on 11/28/2015 01:08 AM
I feel like I need to post because of the nature of what i just did.

I did something I never thought that I would do......I bought a calendar!

In my 34 years of life...I have never bought a calendar because I always get about 10-20 each year from church groups to school groups to banks.

But this one......this one is mine!!!!  Bruhahahahahah  ;D

Alright Chris.....time to expand the site to include a store!  With all the members here...we could create enough unique can't find anywhere else merchandise to make all of us very, very poor.....  ;)


Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Devlin98 on 11/30/2015 11:16 PM
Mine just arrived. It's amazing! Great images.
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Bubbinski on 12/02/2015 12:39 PM
My calendar is on order, will be proudly displayed next to a 1/72 Saturn V and Shuttle.
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: ChefPat on 12/03/2015 01:56 PM
I just ordered my calendar. WOOHOO!!! :d
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: MGB94 on 12/05/2015 03:39 AM
Mine will be on a trajectory to my house by now ;D
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Kansan52 on 12/11/2015 09:48 PM
Got mine earlier this week. Looks Gre-a-a-a-a-t!!
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Mark McCombs on 12/16/2015 04:53 PM
OK.  You got me.   :P

As the bookkeeper for my company, I mark an X on every other Wednesday to remind me to send payroll. 
I started marking my new NSF calendar, continuing from last year's NSF calendar only to find out in mid February that I have been marking Thursdays.  ::) 

In 54 years I have never had a calendar where the week starts on Monday.  Is this normal elsewhere?

It will be interesting to see how many time this will screw me up in 2016. :o :o

Peace  8)

Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: grythumn on 12/16/2015 06:36 PM
OK.  You got me.   :P

As the bookkeeper for my company, I mark an X on every other Wednesday to remind me to send payroll. 
I started marking my new NSF calendar, continuing from last year's NSF calendar only to find out in mid February that I have been marking Thursdays.  ::) 

In 54 years I have never had a calendar where the week starts on Monday.  Is this normal elsewhere?

It will be interesting to see how many time this will screw me up in 2016. :o :o

Peace  8)

Apparently this is fairly standard in Europe, and was requested several times for this year's calendar. I did also make a Sun-Saturday version, but it's not in the first post of this thread (and not very helpful now that you have the Mon-Sun version):

http://www.lulu.com/shop/robert-cicconetti/nsf-2016-calendar-sun-sat/calendar/product-22449472.html

-Bob
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: mtakala24 on 12/16/2015 07:20 PM
Is this normal elsewhere?

Yes, mon-sun calendar format is the ISO standard for week definition. It is used in slavic regions, in Europe and also in Chinese calendar.
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Lar on 12/17/2015 01:22 AM
For those of us who are procrastinators, you can still order this. (I edited first post to include both calendar links) and here's a code that might save you a bit. expires TODAY though.

FAMILY30
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Bubbinski on 12/17/2015 01:44 AM
Just got my calendar!
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/18/2015 12:54 PM
Just got my calendar!

Good stuff!
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: tva on 12/18/2015 01:07 PM
Hi,

What type of paper are the pages made of ? I mean if they are too glossy it is difficult to write notes with an ordinary pencil. I prefer the not coated or recycled type.
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: grythumn on 12/18/2015 01:37 PM
Hi,

What type of paper are the pages made of ? I mean if they are too glossy it is difficult to write notes with an ordinary pencil. I prefer the not coated or recycled type.

100 lb gloss, but not with the high gloss UV coating. No problem writing on mine with a ballpoint or pencil.

Quote
Standard Calendar Printing Specifications

    11" wide x 8.5" high (closed), 11" wide x 17" high (open)
    100# unlaminated white cover stock
    100# white gloss interior text stock
    White wire-o binding ->Covers .375" at the top of the cover image and bottom of interior images
    Hole punched in photo .25" from top edge

-Bob
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Mark McCombs on 12/29/2015 06:09 PM
OK.  You got me.   :P

As the bookkeeper for my company, I mark an X on every other Wednesday to remind me to send payroll. 
I started marking my new NSF calendar, continuing from last year's NSF calendar only to find out in mid February that I have been marking Thursdays.  ::) 

In 54 years I have never had a calendar where the week starts on Monday.  Is this normal elsewhere?

It will be interesting to see how many time this will screw me up in 2016. :o :o

Peace  8)

Apparently this is fairly standard in Europe, and was requested several times for this year's calendar. I did also make a Sun-Saturday version, but it's not in the first post of this thread (and not very helpful now that you have the Mon-Sun version):

http://www.lulu.com/shop/robert-cicconetti/nsf-2016-calendar-sun-sat/calendar/product-22449472.html

-Bob

Thank you for the information, Bob.  I will be more mindful next year.   8)

Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: IanO on 01/07/2016 12:05 AM
Just ordered mine, one for me and one for my rocketry club.

I used a space calendar last year to track orbital launches. However, this year I'm having trouble finding rocket stickers.  The stickers were silly kiddy rockets and UFOs last year, but I was wondering if anyone makes more authentic launch vehicle stickers for the world's current space fleet. I suppose rubber stamps would work as well.
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: WulfTheSaxon on 01/07/2016 02:55 PM
I was wondering if anyone makes more authentic launch vehicle stickers for the world's current space fleet.

Not that I know of, but you could always print some on blank labels (http://smile.amazon.com/Avery-Removable-Labels-Inkjet-Printers/dp/B0009JQ2JA/). (If you go that route, Id be interested in the images you choose. Rocket photos? Logos? Patches?)
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: kenny008 on 01/07/2016 03:02 PM

I used a space calendar last year to track orbital launches.

Might need a special sticker to track landings as well :)
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: grythumn on 01/07/2016 09:31 PM
Just ordered mine, one for me and one for my rocketry club.

I used a space calendar last year to track orbital launches. However, this year I'm having trouble finding rocket stickers.  The stickers were silly kiddy rockets and UFOs last year, but I was wondering if anyone makes more authentic launch vehicle stickers for the world's current space fleet. I suppose rubber stamps would work as well.

Hmm. Thinking aloud:

Redbubble does custom die-cut vinyl stickers, but it'll be quite pricey compared to mass-produced stickers. Meant more for sticking in a window.

Precut oval stickers may be cheaper and easier, but be prepared to tweak the template because small stickers don't leave much margin for printer registration errors (practice on plain paper).

Not a customer, but small labels seem to be tricky to find. Some possibilities:
http://www.onlinelabels.com/OL889.htm
http://www.onlinelabels.com/OL5400.htm
http://www.onlinelabels.com/OL2050.htm
http://www.onlinelabels.com/OL1930.htm

They have templates on their website, and look to run about $20 + shipping for a 100 sheets.

A custom rubber stamp will be about $20 too, and easy to use. You're restricted to one color and fairly simple artwork. http://historicspacecraft.com/Rockets_Atlas.html might be a good place to start; images seem to be under CC BY-NC. Simplify #11 a bit and thicken the lines....

-Bob
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Helodriver on 01/07/2016 09:40 PM
Nice to see my photography forming the basis of the render for December 2016. I know that view quite well... ;)
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: The_Ronin on 11/01/2016 01:57 PM
Resurrecting an old thread...

Any plans for a 2017 calendar???
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: grythumn on 11/09/2016 06:20 PM
Resurrecting an old thread...

Any plans for a 2017 calendar???

Yes. I'll try to finish it off this week, got sidetracked.

-bob
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: okan170 on 11/09/2016 07:30 PM
Resurrecting an old thread...

Any plans for a 2017 calendar???

Yes. I'll try to finish it off this week, got sidetracked.

-bob

I'll be interested to see whats in it!  I'd be interested in doing one that was all-renders sometime.
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: teetlebomb on 11/23/2016 06:21 PM
Resurrecting an old thread...

Any plans for a 2017 calendar???

Yes. I'll try to finish it off this week, got sidetracked.

-bob

I'll be interested to see whats in it!  I'd be interested in doing one that was all-renders sometime.

I can't wait to look at December 2016 in a few days. Any update on the 2017 calendar? my wallet is open and waiting!
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: ChefPat on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
Is the 2017 calendar ready yet? I'm in line for a purchase as soon as they're ready.
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Mark McCombs on 01/02/2017 09:49 PM
Hanging calendars in my office realized I forgot to order the 2017 NSF edition.

Where to order?

 :)
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: Lar on 01/02/2017 09:52 PM
Hanging calendars in my office realized I forgot to order the 2017 NSF edition.

Where to order?

 :)

I'd really like to be wrong but I think this effort petered out. I can't recall ever seeing details.
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: okan170 on 01/03/2017 01:30 AM
Hanging calendars in my office realized I forgot to order the 2017 NSF edition.

Where to order?

 :)

I'd really like to be wrong but I think this effort petered out. I can't recall ever seeing details.

I never heard anything either on this end.
Title: Re: NSF 2016 Calendar now available!
Post by: teetlebomb on 01/05/2017 01:51 PM
Perhaps we can open source the NSF calendar...

Make suggestions for monthly pictures (or renders), specific dates you want events (historical space events, 2017 conferences, etc), etc.... and I could try giving a shot at making the calendar.

Just trying to help.... I have an empty space on my wall just waiting.