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A previous feature [“Special Interest Groups,” August 27, 1999] provided incorrect contact information for the student group New Horizons. The can be contacted by e-mail at

The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space was unintentionally omitted from the same article. Their submission is reprinted below.

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) was founded at MIT in 1980 as an organization for undergraduate, graduate and high school students interested in learning about and promoting space-related activities. Since that time, SEDS chapters have opened throughout the United States and in several foreign countries, including at Boston University, Smith College, and Princeton University.

The MIT chapter conducts four kinds of activities: lectures, technical projects, field trips, and educational outreach. Past speakers have included Andrew Chaikin, author of A Man on the Moon as well as MIT Professor Claude Canizares. This year they plan to build a radio telescope and take several trips to Wallace Observatory. Everyone interested in joining SEDS is invited to attend the monthly meetings. For more information, visit <>.