The Symposium on Telescope Science
The annual Symposium on Telescope Science will celebrate its 33rd anniversary in 2014. The 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 attend each year. The submitted papers are available in the proceedings at the time of the Symposium.
to download previous year proceedings and/or papers (2000 through last meeting).
The 2013 Symposium on Telescope Science was held 2013 May 21-23. About 100 people attended.
Read Robert Buchheim's recap posted on the Sky and Telescope web site
Read blog post by Emily Lakdawalla
The Symposium was held June 12-14 at the Ontario Airport Hotel, Ontario, CA. See a recap (with lots of pictures) in the SAS Newsletter Vol 12-3.
The Symposium will be held June 11-13 at the Ontario Airport Hotel, Ontario, CA.
The Registration Packet is available for those wanting more information and/or to register by mail.
On-line registration now open. Please read opening instructions carefully.
Abstracts now being accepted
Deadline: 2015 March 15
Click here to submit an abstract
Final paper submissions open after abstract deadline.
Deadline: 2015 April 26
Click here to download the Presenters Packet, a ZIP with Word 2003 template and sample PDF.