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This Year in Tucson, Arizona

You are invited to attend the Oughtred Society Annual West Coast Winter Meeting, to be held for the first time in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the world-renowned Pima Air and Space Museum.

The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum. You'll see more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced aircraft ever produced, both from the United States and throughout the world. Where else can you walk beneath a B-29, a B-36 or even a B-52! You name it and Pima will have it!

The host hotel is at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Reid Park in Tucson. Some rooms are being held for the OS group at the DoubleTree at a rate of $119 per night (reduced from $159 per night) for the nights of Feb. 15 and 16. Same rate for double or single occupancy. After January 16 rooms are subject to availability at the higher rate. Hotel rooms in Tucson can be hard to find during the gem and mineral show, especially in this area of town, so we recommendreserving your room early. If you want to stay in Tucson that weekend, please call the hotel to make your reservations and tell them you are with The Oughtred Society to get the reduced rate.

DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Tucson - Reid Park
445 South Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
TEL: 1-520-881-4200
Hotel website

The meeting will be from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. As in the past the registration fee will be only $35 for members and non-members (includes one tram tour ticket) to pay for the room, supplies and refreshments. Slide rule displays are encouraged but not required.

This year to encourage student participation a special student registration of $10/person will be available for high school and college students (no table will be provided, student ID required). Bill Robinson plans to give a talk about his role in the design of the Boeing B-47 and B-52 wing designs.

An afternoon auction will be held with 100's of slide rule bargains to be had! Non-members are encouraged to attend for the same registration fee. Only one registration is required per group (spouses and family members are free). Tickets to the Pima Air & Space Museum are included. In addition an afternoon tram tour of the museum grounds will be provided (1 ticket per registered guest, additional tram tickets may be purchased for $5.50 each).

Circle your calendars and plan on that family mini-vacation to the winter sun of Tucson, where the average high and low temperatures in February are 67.8 °F. and 41 °F! This most interesting location has many sites to see and experience. To list a few:

If you are a golfer, there are a number of premium golf courses, and if you like to hike, many good hiking trails are in the area too. A map will be provided for all registrants with the various sites marked. More details and registration information will be forthcoming. Meeting hosts: Martha Prince and Richard Davis. For questions contact [please ignore spam filter return email]: cyberengineer[at]earthlink.net

This meeting is open to Oughtred Society members, non-members and students. You do not need to be a member of The Oughtred Society to attend.

The meeting will feature displays of slide rule collections, an auction, buying, selling and swapping, and the opportunity to meet and talk with fellow slide rule enthusiasts.

All attendees are encouraged to bring slide rules and/or calculators to display and to sell or trade. Five foot tables are furnished for the $35 registration fee.

Plan now to attend and enjoy some fun and sun vacation days in Tucson!


Dinner: Friday, February 15, 2013
Meeting: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Dinner, Saturday, February 16, 2013

Friday Dinner Location

Dinner Friday night will be a deluxe Southwestern dinner at Old Pueblo Grille. Serving a top rated southwestern/American cuisine, Old Pueblo Grille's unique flavors and dishes are a Tucson Favorite. We will select from the following special menu (@ $25/person, this can be included in your PayPal registration) a) Carne Asada - OPG spiced steak, southwest butter, red rice, Charro beans, house made salsa, guacamole, and sour cream. b) Avacado Chicken - Pan seared chicken breast, avacado, lime, white wine, cilantro, red rice, and seasonal vegetables. or c) Grilled Shrimp - Southwest butter, Hatch green chile mac & cheese, and seasonal vegetables. Non-alcoholic beverage included. Special dietary needs can be accommodated - just let us know what you need. The Old Pueblo Grille is located about a block north of the Double Tree Hotel at 60 N. Alvernon Way.

Saturday Meeting Schedule

  • 8:30 Room opens, Set up displays, Coffee and muffins provided.
  • 9:00 Circulate, View displays, Meet collectors, Exchange ideas, Evaluate items for sale, Brief introductions. (No sales until after the auction.)
  • 10:00 Bill Robinson, 20 minutes.
  • 12:00 Break for lunch (on site cafeteria).
  • 1:30 Auction of items followed by open selling and swapping.
  • 3:00 Afternoon break in the cafeteria. Museum tours.
  • 3:30 Tram Tour of outside aircraft displays, 1 ticket/registration provided
  • 4:45 Begin pack up.
  • 5:00 Vacate room.

Saturday Dinner Location

For those wishing to dine out on Saturday after the meeting a reservation has been made at the El Corral at 7 PM. Nestled in a historic territorial ranch house, El Corral has been in continuous operation for over 60 years and is a true Tucson favorite! Renowned for their 'legendary' prime rib, El Corral also offers steaks, chicken, fish and barbeque ribs. Tamale pie is another House favorite, and no visit to El Corral is complete without their famous Adobe Mud Pie for dessert. Superb food, moderate prices and excellent service in a relaxed western setting make El Corral a perennial multi-category winner in the Tucson Culinary Awards! We will order from the menu and each guest will be responsible for their own bill.

El Corral is located in the Tucson foothills at 2201 East River Road, Tucson, about a 15 minute drive from the Doubletree Hotel.


Paying by PayPal:

Use the drop down menu to indicate member with display, member with spouse, late registration, etc. then click the Add to Cart button. You'll have the opportunity to continue shopping to renew your membership, buy past Journals, books, etc.

OS Winter Meeting Registration Tucson, AZ
Upon receipt of your registration, we will send you an Email of acknowledgement and a meeting packet containing all the detailed information you will need.Prior to the meeting, we will send you the list of attendees.

Or, Paying Directly by Check:

To pay by check, send the above payment to:

The Oughtred Society
9 Stephens Ct.
Roseville, CA   95678

If you have a question or suggestion please Email us at  secretary@oughtred.org

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2013 Winter OS Mtg(.pdf)


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