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Author Topic: Register today for the 2017 AMSAT Space Symposium in Reno, NV!  (Read 16928 times)

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« on: September 25, 2017, 07:36:50 AM »

Get Ready for the 2017 AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual Meeting!
Everything you need to know and get done today
Here is a summary of what you need to do to get ready for the
2017 AMSAT-NA Space Symposium and Annual Meeting, October 27-29, 2017 at the Silver Legacy Resort Hotel, Reno, NV.
Complete Your Symposium Registration in the AMSAT Store
You can register for the 2017 Space Symposium, the Saturday Evening Banquet, and the Sunday Morning Area Coordinators breakfast in the AMSAT store:
Symposium Registration (including a copy of the Proceedings)
+ Starting September 15 -- $50
+ At the door -- $55
Make Your Reservations for the Symposium Hotel in Reno
You must make your hotel reservations at the Silver Legacy at this link: (block code ISAMSAT) The hotel phone number is 1-800-687-8733.
The Silver Legacy is a 4-star Resort/Hotel/Casino which is an iconic 42-story hotel with its massive round dome and spires centered in downtown Reno.
2017 AMSAT-NA Space Symposium Preliminary Schedule Announced
Preliminary Schedule for the 2017 AMSAT-NA Space Symposium and Annual Meeting, October 27-29, 2017 at the Silver Legacy Resort Hotel, Reno, NV.
Check the Symposium Web Page for updates and new information as it becomes available:
2017 AMSAT-NA Space Symposium Tours Announced
The 2017 AMSAT Space Symposium will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct 27-29 in Reno. There will be two tours of the sights around Reno offered after the Symposium ends on Sunday morning.
The first tour is offered on Sunday October 29, 10:00AM to 4:00PM This tour will visit Historical Virginia City. Tour cost is $46 per person. Lunch will be on your own.
The second tour is offered on Monday October 30, 8:30AM to 5:30PM This tour will Discover Truckee, the Donner Party, Lake Tahoe & Genoa. The tour cost is $80 per person. There is an optional Lake Tahoe Cruise on a paddle-wheel ship available. The tour cost with the Lake Tahoe Cruise is $147 per person. Lunch is provided with either tour option.
A description of the tours has been posted at
Complete tour information is available by paging through each tour description and a link to purchase the tour through the AMSAT Store is provided below the description. You may also purchase all Symposium events at the AMSAT Store.
Introducing Banquet Keynote Speaker Garrett L. Skrobot, NASA Cubesat Launch Initiative Program, Kennedy Space Center
Garrett was born in Myrtle Beach, S.C., but moved to West Cocoa, Florida at the age of six months. Immediately after graduating from Cocoa High School in 1980, Garrett began a four-year tour of duty in the United States Marine Corp that took him around the world.
In 1988 Garrett earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical
engineering from the University of Tennessee; he later received his master's degree in space systems from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1992.
Garrett joined the NASA team at Kennedy Space Center in 2000 as an Integration Engineer for the Launch Services Program. Prior to his work with NASA, Garrett was employed by General Dynamics as a System Engineer for the Atlas/Centaur booster program. During his tenure with General Dynamics, Garret participated in more than 50 launches while working in the Electrical, Ground Instrumentation, Payload Mission Integration, Telemetry and Project Management divisions.
Garrett continues to live in Cocoa with his wife and their three daughters. In his free time, Garrett enjoys nature photography, fishing, and actively supporting his daughters in their sports. Garrett himself is also an accomplished athlete, having earned a black belt in karate.
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