please note the upcoming special event on the 16th of October, 2010. I would like to remind AMSAT-NA and AMSAT-DC members I am still taking volunteers for this event.
Please contact me directly for details, and any co-ordination for travel to NASM, or if you have any items to contribute for the day, I can arrange for a pickup.
Samudra Haque, N3RDX & S21X Alexandria, VA 22310 (202) 812-3325 [email protected]
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Samudra Haque [email protected] Date: Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 3:55 PM Subject: AMSAT at the NASM (Hispanic Heritage Month) - October 16, 2010, First call for volunteers To: Amsat-bb [email protected]
Hello AMSAT-NA and others,
if you are interested in volunteering for AMSAT outreach activities, please consider the following event that is being organized by the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. The last event at the NASM was Space Day, which included a live ARISS contact and AMSAT display stands with a variety of equipment and presentations.
Event: Hispanic Heritage Month Family day—Argentina in Air and Space
Location: National Air and Space Museum
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
Time: 10 AM – 3 PM
I am volunteering to organize AMSAT's participation for the event. Please contact me through e-mail if you are interested and able to participate in any form. I will need to know:
* Can you volunteer any exhibition/display resources (pictures, posters, etc.) ?
* Can you volunteer your time on October 16, 2010 for any portion?
* Can you provide any presentation materials relevant to Argentina in Air and Space?
* Will you require transportation? etc. etc.
Additional info from NASM:
NASM is looking for AMSAT members who would be interested in talking to the visitors about satellites. Because the focus of the day is Argentina, we are particularly interested in people with expertise in Argentinean satellites. Bonus points for members how can discuss Pehuensat-1 because Pablo de Leon, who was the payload manager, will be a featured speaker at the event.
Expectations: AMSAT members would set-up tables with equipment, posters, and other items of interest to visitors. These tables would be staffed throughout the day by AMSAT members. You are welcome to volunteer for a couple of hours or the whole day. Free parking will be provided all, and lunch will be provided for people who volunteer the whole day.
This event will celebrate both the centennial and bicentennial of Argentina. For the centennial celebration we will focus on Jorge Newberry and lighter than air.
For the bicentennial (which is this year) the focus will be on Argentina’s accomplishments in space. The linchpin of this portion of the program will be Pablo de Leon. He has been involved with a number of projects for the NASA and CONAE. Based on his accomplishments a special feature will focus on space suit design, development and production—ILC Dover has agreed to bring some of the people who make the actual suits. I have already outlined some of his involvement in satellites. In addition to that, CONAE is sending a large model of the SAC-D satellite and I am hopeful to have some the Aquarius team involved as well.