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 at least a little interested in astronomical research, this is one of the events you should plan to attend each year.
The 2018 Symposium was a joint meeting with the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers. The Proceedings of this Symposium, and videos of many of the presentations, are available on the Publications tab. The 2019 SAS Symposium is scheduled for May 30-31-June 1, in Ontario, California. The Invitation and Call for Abstracts will be available in late 2018. On-line Registration will open in February, 2019. Stay tuned!