Pima Air & Space Museum
The ADASS Banquet will be on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at the Pima Air & Space Museum. Buses will be provided, leaving from
the conference venue THE MARRIOTT at 4:00 p.m. and returning about 9:00 p.m.
The banquet will be preceded by a special tour of the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy. ADASS will be the first group to tour SOFIA following its recent retirement and relocation to the Museum.
Next, there will be a special presentation by Mike Nolan, Deputy PI of OSIRIS-APEX, the retargeted OSIRIS-REx spacecraft that will visit and study the asteroid Apophis for 18 months after the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid's dramatic close approach to Earth on April 13, 2029.
Following the talk, Mariachi Corazón Latino will entertain us. This drew two exclamation points from the events supervisor at the museum: "FANTASTIC! We have had Mariachis out for other events and they sound amazing in the hangar!"
A southwestern buffet will be served as you wander among historic aircraft. "Cash" bar (credit cards only).
IMPORTANT Pima Air & Space Museum policy: No backpacks permitted. Small purses, camera bags, and diaper bags only.