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* 50th Anniversary AMSAT Space Symposium Banquet Speakers Announced,
Tickets Now Available
SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-217.02
ANS-217.02 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 217.02
From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE August 5, 2019
To All RADIO AMATEURS
50th Anniversary AMSAT Space Symposium Banquet Speakers Announced,
Tickets Now Available
AMSAT is pleased to announce that the AMSAT Symposium Saturday Evening
Banquet on Saturday, October 19th will feature a panel of guest
speakers presenting “The Foundations of AMSAT” followed by a question
and answer period. Guest speakers will include:
Lance Ginner, K6GSJ (Project OSCAR)
George Jacobs, W3ASK (Author, Diplomat)
Dr. Perry Klein, W3PK (Founding President of AMSAT)
Dr. Owen Mace (Australis-OSCAR 5 Builder, University of Melbourne)
Richard Tonkin (Australis-OSCAR 5 Builder, University of Melbourne)
Jan King, W3GEY (Founding member of AMSAT and Australis-OSCAR 5
The 50th Anniversary AMSAT Space Symposium and General Meeting will be
held on Friday through Sunday, October 18-20, 2019, in Arlington,
Virginia at The Hilton Arlington. Symposium registration is available
for $60 from now until September 15th. Banquet tickets are $55.
Tickets are now available on the AMSAT Store at
Tickets are also now available for the Sunday tour. On Sunday, October
20th, a bus tour will take attendees to the the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy
Center, an annex of the National Air and Space Museum. Two large
hangars display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the Space Shuttle Discovery.
Bus capacity is limited to 35 attendees. Tickets are $30 per person.
Attendees who wish to drive may also join the tour group. Parking at
the Udvar-Hazy Center is $15.
On Monday, October 21st, AMSAT President Joe Spier, K6WAO, will lead
a walking tour of the National Mall. No reservations are required.
Transportation to the National Mall will be via the Washington Metro.
Additional information, including hotel reservation information is
available at https://www.amsat.org/amsat-symposium/
[ANS thanks the AMSAT Office for the above information]
In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership in the
President's Club. Members of the President's Club, as sustaining
donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to receive addi-
tional benefits. Application forms are available from the AMSAT
73 and Remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space,
This week's ANS Contributing Editor,
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
n8hm at amsat dot org