AAPT Winter Meeting 2020 in Orlando, FL

Rates for Registration & Special Events

Registration Type Early Bird
by 11/26
by 12/17
12/18 - 1/18
Full Registration AAPT Member $390 $520 $720
AAPT Member Retired/Emeritus/Lifetime $290 $455 $635
Non-member $615 $745 $950
AAPT Undergraduate/Graduate Student Member $45 $55 $75
Child Registration (16 yrs/under) Complimentary
Spouse/Guest $40
High School Student Complimentary
One-Day AAPT Member $260 $395 $550
Non-member $485 $625 $775
Workshop ONLY AAPT Member/Non-Member $85 $85 $85
Workshop Cancellation Fee Workshops $25 per workshop $25 per workshop No refunds after December 17, Midnight ET
Cancellation Fee Students 50% of Registration Fee
Other Registrants $75 by October 30, Midnight ET $100 by December 16, Midnight ET $125 from December 17 - January 7 Midnight ET. No refunds after January 7, Midnight ET
Special Events (optional)

AAPT Fun Run/Walk

Free *

Diversity T-Shirt - Large


Diversity T-Shirt - XL


Diversity T-Shirt SMALL


First Timer's Gathering

Free *

K-12 Teacher's Day Lunch

K-12 Teachers Day Luncheon


Multi-Cultural Luncheon

Multi-Cultural Luncheon  January 14 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM.


Raffle - Celestron - PowerSeeker 127EQ Telescope

Amateur astronomers will love the user-friendly features of Celestron’s PowerSeeker series of beginner telescopes. The Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ is an easy-to-use and powerful telescope. PowerSeeker Series Celestron telescopes have been designed with a combination of value, quality, power, and user-friendly features to enhance the experience for first-time telescope users. This 127EQ telescope is the perfect choice for families in search of a high-quality telescope that is affordable and provides years of enjoyment. Powerful magnification and easy-to-use controls allow new astronomers to obtain crisp views of the Moon, the rings of Saturn, and Jupiter’s Galilean moons.The telescope’s sturdy and durable mount features large, easy-to-manipulate slow-motion control knobs, allowing users to track objects smoothly. The 3x Barlow lens is added to triple the magnification power of the included 20mm and 4mm eyepieces. This essentially provides you with four eyepieces, giving you flexibility to view a wide range of outdoor or celestial objects.We’ve included an accessory tray to store accessories conveniently and a free download of our BONUS Starry Night Basic Edition astronomy software with information on 10,000 celestial objects, printable sky maps, and more. The software can be used on your Mac, PC or laptop. It’s the best way to learn about the night sky and plan your next observing session. Additional accessories include a travel tripod. You can purchase this Celestron telescope with confidence from the world’s #1 telescope brand, based in California since 1960. You’ll also receive a 2-year warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts. Tom Johnson founded Celestron in 1960 after building a telescope to share the night sky with his sons. Since then, Celestron has established itself as the world’s #1 telescope brand. Celestron telescopes are used by scientists in world-class research observatories and even aboard the International Space Station.Raffle will take place in the AAPT exhibit hall. Must be present to win.


Raffle - Celestron - PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope

The power seeker 70eq telescope is a Great way to open up the Wonders of the universe to the aspiring astronomer! it is designed to give the first-time buyer a Great combination of quality, value, features, and power. Set up is quick and easy with no tools necessary. View the stars with slow motion controls for smooth tracking. Erect image optics are excellent for terrestrial and astronomical use. Fully coated glass optical components are covered with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity while the 3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece. An accessory tray is provided for easy storage of your accessories. Raffle will take place in the AAPT exhibit hall. Must be present to win.


Raffle - Gskyer Telescope, 80mm AZ Space Astronomical Refrac

Gskyer Telescope, 80mm AZ Space Astronomical Refractor Telescope?Ultra-clear Refracting Telescope?With 400 mm focal length and 80 mm aperture to capture more light picture and optical glass coated for enhanced image brightness to protect your eyes.?Optimum Magnification?Three replaceable eyepiece (16X, 40X, 80X) with a 3X Barlow lens. 6*30 finderscope with mounting bracket, erect-image diagonal make locating objects more easily.?Adjustable Tripod?This telescope allows for many different viewing positions with a adjustable tripod. Adjustable full size tripod ensures a stable platform.Raffle will take place in the AAPT exhibit hall. Must be present to win.


Raffle - Nintendo Switch Lite

Introducing Nintendo Switch Lite, a new version of the Nintendo Switch system that’s optimized for personal, handheld play. Nintendo Switch Lite is a small and light Nintendo Switch system at a great price. With a built-in +Control Pad, and a sleek, unibody design, Nintendo Switch Lite is great for on-the-go gaming. If you’re looking for a gaming system all your own, Nintendo Switch Lite is ready to hit the road whenever you are. Raffle will take place in the AAPT exhibit hall. Must be present to win.


Retired Physicist Luncheon

January 20 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM - Join your colleagues for lunch and conversation.


Tour of Kennedy Space Center

Any visit to Florida would not be complete without taking a tour of the Kennedy Space Center in Cocoa Beach, just 45 minutes from Orlando. The AAPT tour of Kennedy Space Center leaves the hotel by bus at 830AM on Sunday January 19, arrives at Space Center at 930am, for entrance and an immediate 45 minute bus tour of the launch facilities and return to the main NASA Visitor Center. There are many, many very exciting things to do at the Visitor  Center including: the new Astronaut Hall of Fame (from Project Mercury to the Space Shuttle Program, see where American astronauts are remembered and honored), Rocket Garden (Walk among giants to see rockets from NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs. Guided tours available daily), Astronaut Encounter (Meet an astronaut during a live presentation at Universe Theater, included with daily admission. Bring your questions and your camera!), Moonscape (See the real Lunar Module 9 with a life-sized scene from the Apollo 11 Moon landing.), Lunar Theater (Relive the final few minutes leading up to the first words ever spoken from the surface of the Moon, “…the Eagle has landed.”), Hubble Space Telescope Theater (Learn about the successes, setbacks and spinoffs of Hubble Space Telescope, the first of NASA’s Great Space Observatories.), the actual unforgettable HUGE Saturn V Rocket (Every human who stepped foot on the Moon launched from Kennedy Space Center atop a Saturn V rocket. Learn about the power of this rocket and imagine what it was like to launch into space on this massive machine.) and MUCH, MUCH MORE! Our bus will leave the NASA Complex at 330pm to arrive back at the hotel by 430pm for the evening activities at the Conference. Please don’t miss this opportunity to experience the best that NASA has to offer in education and entertainment.


TYC Breakfast

TYC Breakfast - Sunday, January 19, 2020 - Two Year College staff begin their day by breaking bread and sharing ideas. This will be a continental breakfast.


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