Friday, February 24, 2012

Earhart Search 75 Symposium June 1-3

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan over the Pacific in 1937, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) is sponsoring the "Earhart Search 75" Symposium on June 1-3 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. The symposium will include plenary sessions and break-out groups on different aspects of the Earhart/Noonan mystery and approaches to their solution, including:

Why we continue to care about the mystery after 75 years

Status of research pertaining to TIGHAR's "Nikumaroro Hypothesis," including:

Analysis of radio messages received after the disappearance

Tidal conditions on Nikumaroro during the week following the disappearance

Forensic photographic research results

Historical and oral historical research results

Archaeological research results, terrestrial and underwater

Analysis of artifacts, faunal remains, and other recovered data

Plans for deep-water search off Nikumaroro for Earhart's airplane

Plans for further terrestrial archaeological research at the possible site of Earhart's demise

Status of investigation of alternative hypotheses

A final answer to the mystery: approaches, challenges, solutions.

For further information please visit TIGHAR's website at

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