Colloquium 2010

Colloquium – 2010

AMSAT-UK Colloquium

Colloquium – 2010 The 2010 Colloquium will follow the same format as last year, and will be held again at the Holiday Inn in Guildford.

The formal programme will be held on Sat and Sun 31st Jul and 1st Aug. The presentations will start on Sat 31st Jul at 10am in the Clandon suite (same room as last year).

Last year, quite a few delegates arrived on Friday afternoon/evening and we held an impromptu social gathering away from the hotel. We plan to do the same this year, and also hold a beginners session on Friday afternoon, probably starting at approx 4pm.

All the ‘normal’ events will be there, eg Saturday night Gala dinner, AMSAT Shop, GB4FUN, auction, raffle, etc, etc.

All bookings and payments MUST BE MADE direct to the hotel, and you are advised to book early, as the hotel will only reserve accommodation for us for a limited period (up to 9th July). The prices are the same as last year, ie £128, which includes attendance at the presentations, overnight accommodation on Sat night, the Sat Gala dinner, breakfast on Sunday morning, and unlimited tea and coffee during the two days.

There is also a two day package, same as above, but with accommodation on Friday night and breakfast on Sat morning in addition. The cost of this package is £193. If you do not wish to stay overnight in the hotel, then there is a day package for £25 per day (£10 on Friday). Cost of Gala dinner on Sat on its own, £20. B and B for Sunday night £75. (None of the above packages/prices include lunch).

All bookings and payments MUST BE MADE WITH THE HOTEL. Please contact Emily Morris in the Business Centre on +44 (0) 1483 784437 ( emily.morris@ihg.com).

We are in the process of putting together the programme, and Dave Johnson, G4DPZ, has kindly agreed to do this again this year. Please consider contributing a presentation or some form of demonstration, etc. Dave can be contacted at dave.johnson@blackpepper.co.uk

This next Colloquium will be our 25th, so please support this event, and help us celebrate our 25th anniversary! For those who can remember that far back, it seems a long time since Harrow School, where, I think, the first one was held?? Anyone got any photographs of early events? It would be great to have some on show at this year’s event? Please email me if you can contribute.

You can keep up to date with the latest arrangements and news, by checking http://www.uk.amsat.org/

I, and the rest of the AMSAT-UK committee, look forward to seeing you there.

Jim Heck, G3WGM, g3wgm@amsat.org