Winter Meeting 2012

The ASPRS Eastern Great Lakes Region First Annual Dinner Meeting
Friday, February 17, 2012 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
At the Red Gables Mesquite Grill, 2350 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, OH 44870

The annual dinner is a great networking opportunity!

Program will include presentation of scholarship awards, swearing in of new officers, and a guest speaker.   For those that plan to spend the night in Milan/Sandusky area, we have set up a tour of the NASA Plum Brook Station on Saturday morning.

Dinner Cost: $30 Members, $35 Non-members, $15 Students

Planned Agenda for the evening:
6:00pm – Arrival and Cocktails (Cash Bar)
6:40pm – Recognition of 2011 Board
Installation of 2012 Board
Introduction of Student Scholarship Winner
  – Brief Year in Review
7:00pm Dinner

Menu:  Soup, Salad, Pasta, Entrée: Beef, Chicken or Seafood , Dessert

After Dinner Guest Speaker:  Chuck Olson with a presentation titled “From Plane-Table to Lidar”

9:00pm – Meeting Wrap-up with Goals for 2012 and Prize drawing


NASA – Plum Brook Station Tour
Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 10:00am – 1:00 pm

Tour Agenda:

10:00 am Arrive at NASA Plum Brook Station Main Gate

Show identification, get clearance badges

10:10 am Transportation to and Tour of Spacecraft Propulsion Research Facility (B-2)

This is the world’s only test facility capable of full-scale rocket engine firings and launch vehicle system level tests at high-altitude conditions.

11:00 am Transportation to and Tour of Space Power Facility (SPF)

Home of the world’s largest space environment simulation chamber, the facility has tested parts of rockets, Mars Landers and space station hardware.

12:00 pm Presentation – History of Plum Brook Station

John Blakeman will present a historical overview of the land, roads, eco system, station wildlife and facilities at the station.


1:00 pm Depart Plum Brook Station

Please note that all visitors must be a US Citizen as there isn’t time to get internationals cleared at this late date.  Anyone who is 18 years old, or older, will have to have a valid, government issued, picture ID with them to get through our security gate.  And everyone must be at least 9 years old to tour the station.

Please dress appropriately for the weather and note that open toe shoes are not allowed on the tour. There isn’t a lot of outside walking but there are some stairs with open grating and uneven surfaces that you’ll be warned of during the tour.

Parking is limited at the tour sites.  We will coordinate a few days prior with everyone attending on car-pool options.


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