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AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference,
Snowbird, UT

The 2018 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 19-23, 2018 at the Cliff Lodge in Snowbird, UT. The conference is organized by the AAS Space Flight Mechanics Committee and the AIAA Astrodynamics Technical Committee.

Abstract and Manuscript Submissions

Abstracts are to be submitted through a web based abstract submittal system. Using the web based system, authors will submit their abstract, author information and preprint before the conference. Authors will also use this site to submit their final manuscript after the conference.

Online Conference Registration

Attendees to the conference are encouraged to utilize the online registration system. Click on Online Conference Registration. Registering online will provide several benefits. You will avoid the lines at the registration table and you will have free access to preprints. Free access to preprints will only be available to people registering through the online system.

(On or before June 30, 2018)
(On or before July 25, 2018)
(After July 25, 2018)
Full registration - Current member (AAS or AIAA) $590 $660 $760
Full registration - Non-member (incl. 1 yr AAS membership) $690 $760 $860
Retiree registration - Current member (AAS or AIAA) $200 $270 $370
Retiree registration - Non-Member (incl. 1 yr AAS membership) $300 $370 $470
Student registration - Current member (AAS or AIAA) $200 $270 $370
Student registration - Non-member (incl. 1 yr AAS membership) $200 $270 $370
The registration fee for AAS or AIAA members is $590 (early), $660 (normal), $760 (walkup). The registration fee for AAS or AIAA member students/retiree is $200 (early), $270 (normal), $370 (walkup). Non-members have an additional fee of $100 (full-registration), which includes a 1-year AAS membership. The online registration system is programmed to accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit cards.

"Normal" rates go into effect after midnight on June 30, 2018. "Walkup" rates go into effect after midnight on July 25, 2018.

The offsite event is at The Summit, and guest tickets are $70 per person. This cost includes both the meal and the tram ride to the top of the mountain. At registration time, registrants will be asked to select a meal. Options include:

Attendees may still register in person at the registration table (walkup).

Conference Hotel

The Cliff Lodge
9320 Cliff Lodge Dr
Snowbird, UT 84092
801-933-2222 (voice), 1-800-232-9542 (toll-free)

Hotel Reservations: Conference attendees may book rooms at the group rate either on-line or over the phone. When booking on-line, full payment is required at time of booking. When calling in, 1 night deposit is required at time of booking. Either method has the 72 hour prior cancel policy to avoid a one night cancel fee.

Rate: $117/night - conference rate only available until July 18, 2018. Additional $10 per person per night, $10 per room resort fee. Per the contract, the hotel could update the rate to reflect changes in the U.S. Government per diem rates in 2018.

Conference Chairs

AAS General Chair

Dr. Belinda G. Marchand
Progalaxia, LLC
815 Brazos Street, Suite A #282
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 992-1850

AIAA General Chair

Dr. Brandon A. Jones
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1221
(512) 471-4743

AAS Technical Chair

Dr. Puneet Singla
Department of Aerospace Engineering
224 Hammond Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA-16802.
(814) 865-3892

AIAA Technical Chair

Dr. Ryan Weisman
Air Force Research Laboratory
3550 Aberdeen Ave. SE
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117