[amsat-bb] AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium - Spies in the Sky
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Sun Jul 1 03:01:56 PDT 2007
AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium 2007
Spies in the Sky: Surveillance Satellites in War and Peace
AMSAT-UK will be holding their 22nd International Space Colloquium at the
University of Surrey, Guildford, England from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July.
The Colloquium keynote lecture will be given by Pat Norris, Chairman of the
Royal Aeronautical Society Space Group, entitled "Spies in the Sky:
Surveillance Satellites in War and Peace". Starting with Sputnik 1 and the
impact of its launch 50 years ago both on the Soviets and on the West, Pat will
discuss the social, economic and scientific benefits of satellites today in our
daily lives some 50 years later. Pat is the author of a new book of the same
name, which is due out in August.
His presentation will take place on Friday July 28th and will be followed by
the SSC Research Poster Exhibition and SSTL satellite ground station tours.
The event is open to all. Either day passes or full packages comprising
overnight accommodation and meals at the University are available. There is an
online booking service for PayPal, Visa and Master Card payments.
The RSGB GB4FUN van will be present throughout the event to allow visitors to
work the satellites. A Beginners Workshop will be held on Friday and an RSGB
bookstall will be available on Saturday morning.
For further details see http://www.uk.amsat.org/Colloquium/
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contact the secretary Jim Heck G3WGM
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