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Wash. DC AMSAT meeting



The following information is being repeated as a 
reminder of this important upcoming event.


WASHINGTON DC AREA AMSAT TO MEET

Satellite operators and space enthusiasts are invited to the 
Maryland-DC area AMSAT Meeting and Space Seminar.  
The gathering will take place this weekend, Sunday, April 19, 
starting at 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the newly remodeled 
Visitor Center at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in 
Greenbelt, Maryland.  

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Rick Fleeter, WA8VGK, founder 
and CEO of AeroAstro, a small satellite and space transportation 
company.  

All topics at the seminar relate to amateur radio and the amateur 
space program, as well as high altitude balloon and aerospace 
experiments.
  
The format is a combination of presentations, informal 'show 'n' tell' 
demonstrations and a social hour.  The entire afternoon will be great 
fun!  

The GSFC Visitor Center will be open to the public during this event 
between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Visitors can enjoy a NASCOM 
and Hubble Space Telescope Control Center tour starting at 11:00 
a.m., or the model rocket launches at 1:00 p.m.  The new Educator's 
Resource Center (ERC) is also available to those gathering material 
for students.

Directions and other information are available using the following 
web page URLs:
 
http://pao.gsfc.nasa.gov/vc/vc.htm and 
http://garc.gsfc.nasa.gov/~simsat/ssamsat.html 

Volunteers are needed to help make the event a success, including 
repeater talk-in, sign-in table, official photographer, secretary, 
video and more.  Contact the event host, Pat Kilroy, at 
wd8laq@amsat.org for more information.  

Donations will be accepted to offset the associated seminar costs.

[ANS thanks Pat Kilroy, WD8LAQ, MDC AMSAT Area Coordinator, 
for this information]







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