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SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-241.01 It's Time to Register for the 2010 AMSAT Symposium
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 241.01
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
August 29, 2010 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-241.01
It is time to register for the 2010 AMSAT Space Symposium and General meeting. You can register on-line at the AMSAT Store: http://www.amsat-na.com/store/SymposiumReg.php
Your conference fee includes entrance to the Symposium, refreshments and a copy of the 2010 Symposium Proceedings: $40.00 per person before 15 September 2010 $45.00 from 21 September through 5 October Online registration closes 5 October at Midnight. Registration at the door will be $50.00.
The Saturday Night Banquet is the highlight of the Space Symposium. Join us for great food, major announcements and the traditional banquet prize awards. Saturday Evening Banquet $45.00 per person.
The keynote speaker at the banquet will be Dr. Albert Stebbins, a theoretical astrophysicist working with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey in the Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysics Group.
AMSAT Area Coordinators typically gather to exchange ideas and tech- niques for supporting AMSAT members and promoting amateur satellite operations. Sunday Morning Area Coordinator's Breakfast: $15.00 per person
Symposium Hotel Information: ---------------------------- The Chicago/Elk Grove Holiday Inn is located west of O'Hare Airport at 1000 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Telephone 1-847-437-6010. The registration code for the discount rate of $79.00 per night is AMS. The direct link to the www.holidayinn.com hotel web page is: http://tinyurl.com/2aptoeu You can also reach this page from the Symposium web page at: http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/symposium/2010/Hotel.php
Flight & Airport Information: ----------------------------- Chicago-O'Hare International Airport is the closest to the Chicago/ Elk Grove Holiday Inn Hotel. The hotel offers free hourly shuttle service to and from O'Hare Airport. Call the hotel upon arrival to let them know to come pick you up.
Note that Chicago-Midway Airport is approximately 40 miles from the hotel and will require commuting or a $22.00 Shuttle fee. O'Hare Airport is served by all major air carriers.
Getting there by car: The hotel address is 1000 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. A map link is included on the hotel web page. The GPS coordinates are 42° 00' 37.30" N 87° 57' 36.5" W.
Sunday Afternoon Tour --------------------- At the conclusion of the Symposium activities you are invited to participate in a tour of the Tevatron at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on Sunday. Part of the tour will include a tour of the multi-megawatt RF portions of the particle accelerator as well as a tour of the new Super Conducting RF Test Facility. The Symposium registration form includes a place to indicate whether you can help with the car pools for travel to FermiLab and back to the hotel. The planned start time for the FermiLab tour will be 12 Noon.
[ANS thanks the 2010 Symposium Committee for the above information]
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-- 73 de JoAnne K9JKM [email protected] Editor, AMSAT News Service Copy Editor, AMSAT Journal