Registration will be open at Rockhurst University at noon Friday.
A tour of the rare book area of Linda Hall Library for Science, Engineering and Technology is planned for Friday. In addition to being a depository for rare astronomy and other technical books, the library also is home to the observing logs of famed comet discover, Dr. David Levy.
On Friday evening, the traditional Star-B-Q is scheduled in the area of ASKC's Powell Observatory in Louisburg, Kansas, with a visit to the observatory following the Star-B-Q.
Saturday morning will begin with the MSRAL Business Meeting, with a full day of special speakers and activities.
Saturday evening features the banquet, with awards including the MSRAL Amateur of the Year Award and a special keynote speaker.
Sunday morning's activities will include additional speakers and workshops, concluding at noon.
Sunday afternoon Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will host a post-conference special astronomy-related tour.
The convention is offering the following meal options. You may choose whichever meals you want or obtain food on your own.
Star-B-Que (all you can eat buffet)
Brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Fresh green beans
Dinner rolls and butter
Price includes 20% gratuity
Cash (only) bar
Convention t-shirts are being offered. Please see the registration form for sizes and pricing.
We offer a discounted registration rate for students to encourage their attendance and participation.
Discounted Hotel Options
Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza 1 E 45 St, Kansas City, MO 64111 816.753.7400 Distance from RU: 1.1 miles Single Rate: $144 Group Rate: $129
Days Inn By Wyndham Kansas City 5100 E Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64128 816.787.1045 Distance from RU: 3.7 miles Single Rate: $82 Group Rate: $79.99
La Quinta Inn & Suites Overland Park 10610 Marty St, Overland Park, KS 66212 913.648.5555 Distance from RU: 8.5 miles Single Rate: $107 Group Rate: $102
Housing is also being offered by Rockhurst University. See the registration form for details.