AMSAT-UK Chairman Professor Sir Martin Sweeting G3YJO

AMSAT-UK Chairman Professor Sir Martin Sweeting G3YJO

The AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held on July 24-26, 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XZ, United Kingdom. The event is open to all.

The Colloquium attracts an international audience from across Europe as well as North America and the Middle East. Attendees range from the builders of the CubeSats and Nanosats, those who communicate through them and beginners who wish to find out more about this fascinating branch of the hobby.

It provides a rare opportunity to chat with satellite designers and builders, discussions frequently continue until the early hours of the morning.

There will be a beginners session starting at 4pm on the Friday.

The Colloquium presentations start at 10am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday. The event closes at 3pm on Sunday.

Travel information –

Dr Chris Bridges M6OBC and STRaND-1

Dr Chris Bridges M6OBC and STRaND-1

Not part of the Colloquium, but held close by at the University of Surrey Space Centre on Friday, July 24 is the “Bring Your Own Board” event. The first of these sessions was held in 2013 and is very successful. The idea is that satellite builders and designers bring a piece of hardware to show off, demonstrate etc. Entrance is free but you must register in advance. Further details of last years event are at

A Gala dinner is held on the Saturday evening along with the fund raising auction, speeches, presentations, etc.

BOOKINGS. (Same procedure as last year)

Holiday Inn Guildford GU2 7XZ

Holiday Inn Guildford GU2 7XZ

If you wish to stay overnight at the hotel, you must book your room direct with the hotel: telephone 01483 784402 (or +441483 784402 outside UK). We have negotiated special rates of £79.00 for bed and breakfast, and £99.00 for dinner, bed and breakfast.

The 01483 number above is good from Mon to Fri 9am to 5:30pm UK local time. Outside these hours, people can email If they quote their phone number, the hotel will call them back to take their credit card number. etc and confirm the booking.

If you book dinner bed and breakfast for Saturday night, this will cover the cost of the Gala Dinner, for any other night, it covers the standard dinner in the hotel. Please use code AMSAT when making your booking.

Additionally, on arrival, please pay £5 for Friday, and £10 for each of Sat and Sunday at the AMSAT shop (not the hotel). The AMSAT shop will be located in the Business centre. This covers use of the lecture room, plus tea/coffee on Saturday and Sunday.

If you are attending as a day visitor, there is no need to book in advance, just pay on arrival at the AMSAT-UK shop (£5 for Friday, and £10 for each of Saturday and Sunday). However, should you wish to register in advance you can do so at Day visitors can also book the Saturday evening meal.

Holiday Inn Guildford side entrance

Holiday Inn Guildford side entrance

Access to the Colloquium is via the hotel side entrance about 30 metres to the left of the main entrance.

The weekend event attracts an international audience that ranges from those involved in building and operating Amateur Radio satellites to beginners who wish to find out more about this fascinating branch of the hobby.

We will be including an exclusive roundup of a number of new live and potential spacecraft projects that are under investigation and/or development.

Additionally a number of presentations are planned covering new communications techniques and similar futuristic topics. Plus all the usual networking opportunities, the gala dinner and auction/raffle.


Previous Events:

2014 Colloquium page Here

2014 CubeSat Workshop page Here

2013 Colloquium page Here

2013 CubeSat Workshop page Here

2012 Colloquium page Here

2011 Colloquium page Here

2010 Colloquium page Here

2009 Colloquium page Here