As previous notified on this list, the location of the AMSAT-UK Colloquium (25/26 July 2009) has been switched from Manchester to Guildford. This is to ensure the best possible event for the largest number of visitors. The venue has been changed to the Holiday Inn Hotel at Guildford - this is very close to the Surrey University where the event has been held previously. It is just off the Cathedral roundabout on the A3.
The 2009 AMSAT Colloquium will now commence at 10am on Saturday July 25th and close at approximately 4.30 pm on the Sunday.
The new venue will enable visitors to attend at a significantly lower cost than last year and experience greatly improved accommodation. The two days will be filled with presentations covering all the latest amateur satellite happenings and developments.
The new GB4FUN trailer will also be in attendance and available to demonstrate satellite operations.
An informal social gathering is planned for those who are able to arrive on the Friday evening.
Full details of the booking arrangements are below. Members and non-members will be equally welcome.
AMSAT-UK Colloquium 2009 - Booking Information ----------------------------------------------
The AMSAT-UK Colloquium 2009 will be held at the Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XZ, starting at 10am on Sat 25 July, and finishing at 4.30 pm on Sunday 26 July 2009. The hotel is near to the Surrey University campus.
Special rates at the hotel have also been negotiated for the Friday and Sunday nights should delegates wish to arrive early, or depart late.
To book your place at the Colloquium, YOU MUST BOOK WITH THE HOTEL. (Please do not attempt to book with AMSAT-UK as in previous years)
The easiest way to do this is to phone the special Conference Office at the hotel on +44 (0) 1483 784444 and quote reference R0F (That's R zero F). You must lodge your credit card details with the hotel. If you wish to book over the internet, then please email the hotel on [email protected]. PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE A ROOM AT THE HOTEL FOR THE SAT NIGHT YOU MUST BOOK BEFORE FRIDAY 3 JULY. Bookings for the Fri/Sun nights, or ones made after this date cannot be guaranteed. YOU ARE ADVISED TO BOOK EARLY, AS THE HOTEL WILL ONLY HOLD A LIMITED NUMBER OF ROOMS FOR US.
The complete package, including tea/coffee, attendance at all presentations, a gala dinner on Saturday evening, bed and breakfast on Sat pm/Sun morning is only UK Pounds £128. This price does NOT include lunch, which may be taken at the hotel, or elsewhere. (Cost of a three-course buffet style lunch at the hotel is £15, alternatively the hotel offers bar meals/snacks)
The special rate for bed and breakfast on either Fri/Sat or Sun/Mon is UK pounds £75.00 per night.
If you do not wish to stay at the hotel overnight (for example, if you live locally), you can book attendance at the presentations at the rate of £25.00 per day (includes tea/coffee, excludes lunch) and/or the Gala Dinner on Saturday evening at £20.00. Again these booking must be made directly with the hotel.
Jim Heck, G3WGM Hon Sec AMSAT-UK