[amsat-bb] Get Ready for the 2017 AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual Meeting!

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Mon Sep 25 14:31:07 UTC 2017

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: https://www.amsat.org/shop/

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: https://www.amsat.org/symposium-hotel/ (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,

Check the Symposium Web Page for updates and new information as it
becomes available: https://www.amsat.org/symposium-schedule/

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

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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