Welcome to the Society for Astronomical Sciences
The Symposium on Telescope Science
The annual SAS Symposium has become one of the premiere events for amateur astronomers and for building pro-am collaborations. Amateurs, and some professionals, make presentations covering a wide range of topics, from imaging basics, to photometry, to spectroscopy, to instrumentation, and more. Observing targets reach from near-Earth to the edges of the Universe. If you're interested in seeing how you can contribute to astronomical research using amateur-scale equipment, this is one event you should plan to attend each year.
The Proceedings of previous Symposia, and videos of many of the presentations, are freely available on the Publications tab.
The SAS-2021 Symposium - our 40th anniversary - will be held on-line.
Registration will open on March 15.
Abstracts are due March 28.
Live on-line meetings will be held on June 15, 19, 22.