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AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
Columbia River Gorge, Stevenson, WA

The 2017 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference hosted by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) and co-hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will be held August 20-24, 2017 at the Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA within the Columbia River Gorge. The conference is organized by the AAS Space Flight Mechanics Committee and the AIAA Astrodynamics Technical Committee.

This year, the conference is holding a student competition with prizes. Please see the flyer for details on the problem and rules. To compete, teams should submit a brief abstract to the address listed in the flyer stating their intention to compete by the conference abstract deadline.

Conference Hotel

Skamania Lodge [General information]
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, WA 98648
TEL: (844) 432-4748
Reservations: (509) 427-7700 (group code: 1XW5OV)

Conference Reservations Website
Rate: $169/night

Attendees may register at the specific group website listed above. Group arrival is 8/20/17 and group departure is 8/24/17. Reservations must be made no later than July 27, 2017. Reservations requested after this date will be accepted based upon availability and subject to the hotel's prevailing rate. Additional lodging is available in Cascade Locks, OR.

Note: due to the total solar eclipse on August 21, all hotels in the region may sell out, and we strongly encourage early booking.

The Great American Eclipse

August 21, 2017 will be the first total Solar eclipse visible from contiguous United States since 1979. The path of totality will pass just south of the conference location. An eclipse watching event will be held in Madras, OR on the morning of August 21.

Conference Chairpersons

AAS General Chair

Dr. Nathan J. Strange
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
4800 Oak Grove Dr., M/S: 321-B60
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099

AIAA General Chair

Dr. Daniel J. Scheeres
University of Colorado Boulder
429 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0429
Phone: 720-544-1260
Fax: 303-492-7881

AAS Technical Chair

Dr. Jeffrey S. Parker
Advanced Space
2100 Central Avenue, #102
Boulder, CO 80301

AIAA Technical Chair

John H. Seago
Analytical Graphics, Inc.
220 Valley Creek Blvd.,
Exton, Pennsylvania 19341-2380