fahnen/sanfran.jpg 2006 Space Symposium
Launch Pad Return
2006 AMSAT-North America Space Symposium and Annual Meeting
A Joint Meeting with
ARISS International, IARU Satellite Advisors and AMSAT International
October 5-10, 2006

Welcome to San Francisco

Information for Visual and Auditory Impaired
The AMSAT 2006 Space Symposium and Annual meeting will be held October 2006 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel San Francisco Mid-Peninsula hotel located at 1221 Chess Dr, Foster City California. The Symposium will again be a joint meeting with the ARISS International Delegates and will also include the IARU Satellite Advisory Panel annual meeting, and a meeting of AMSAT International Delegates.

We are pleased to announce that our 2006 Space Symposium Keynote Address will feature International Space Station Expedition 12 Commander William S. McArthur. Commander McArthur broke all previous records for amateur radio use during his six month stay on the ISS. Commander McArthur will be featured during our annual banquet on Saturday evening.

The links to the right will help you to information to plan your trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. There are links to help you arrange your travel plans, book your hotel, and enjoy your stay. We hope you will come for the Symposium and enjoy our beautiful coast, mountains and vineyard filled valleys, home of some of the worlds greatest wines!

San Francisco is a world class city with unique activities, shopping, dining and history. The bay area is home to 6 professional sports teams and two Pac-10 college football teams, all of which will be playing or in exhibition during the Symposium.

We are sure you will enjoy the Symposium and enjoy the vacation of a lifetime! This year you can register for the Symposium online, and even make your hotel reservations and arrange for upgrades online as well! Reservations will begin approximately March 1, 2006.

If you are looking for information that isn't provided please contact the Symposium Committee and indicate that the information is missing.

The Crowne Plaza Mid-Peninsula is conventiently located close to San Francisco International Airport which is a major point of entry for direct flights daily from Europe, Asia and Oceana. It is also roughtly equidistant between the
cities of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland.

The host for the 2006 Symposium is the Project OSCAR radio club, which is proud to welcome AMSAT members back to the beginning roots of the Amateur Satellite Service. The time of year is perfect to visit the Bay and surrounding areas with average temperature averaging 75F (23C) and the likelihood of rain close to nil. So it is the perfect time to plan a trip to the wine country, beaches, the mountains and valleys. We are sure you will not be disappointed.

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