Colloquium 2017

Kents Hill Park Conference Centre Milton Keynes MK7 6BZ

Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ

AMSAT-UK is very happy to announce that the dates of the next AMSAT-UK Colloquium will be October 14-15, 2017.

This year it will be incorporated into the RSGB Convention at the Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ.

If you wish to attend the 2017 AMSAT-UK Colloquium, you should book to attend the RSGB Convention.

The schedule is at http://rsgb.org/main/about-us/rsgb-convention/rsgb-convention-programme/
The AMSAT-UK Colloquium talks will take place in Lecture Room 5.

BUT BEFORE YOU BOOK you might like to consider attending the AMSAT-UK Gala Dinner on the evening of Saturday. October 14 as an alternative to the RSGB Convention dinner. The AMSAT-UK dinner will be held at the Hilton Hotel, which is about 1 km from the Kent Hills Conference Centre; a taxi ride is about £3 per cab. Detailed times will follow, but it will follow similar lines to AMSAT-UK Gala Dinners in previous years. There are normally a few speeches, trophy presentations etc etc.

If you wish to attend the dinner you MUST book this in advance. Dinner Jackets or suits definitely NOT required.

The dinner will be a three course affair, and the cost above does not include drinks which will be available from the hotel bar.

AMSAT-UK invites speakers, to cover topics about Amateur satellites, CubeSats, Nanosats, Space, High Altitude Balloons and associated activities, for this event. Those wishing to speak should contact Dave, G4DPZ, dave at g4dpz dot me dot uk

If you have not been to Kents Hill Park before, it is very close to the M1 motorway and is near to Bletchley Park, where RSGB members have free entry. For overseas visitors it is convenient for planes to London Luton Airport (30-minute taxi ride) and also London Gatwick and Birmingham airports, both of which have direct train connections to Bletchley and/or Milton Keynes stations. These stations are approximately 10 minutes away by taxi.

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 a roundup of a number of new live and potential spacecraft projects that are under investigation and/or development.

Plus all the usual networking opportunities, the gala dinner and auction/raffle.

You can book for the RSGB Convention here BUT please note if you wish to attend the AMSAT-UK Gala dinner on Saturday evening which will be held at an alternative near by venue, please use the “Custom Package”.

If you wish to attend the AMSAT-UK Gala dinner on Sat evening, please book it separately at the
AMSAT-UK on-line shop.  Cost is £28 per head. Numbers are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Booking https://secure.niceltd.co.uk/rsgb

Travel Information http://kentshillpark.com/how-to-find-us

Previous Events:

2016 Colloquium page HereYouTube Videos

2015 Colloquium videos on YouTube Here

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