At the Society for Astronomical Sciences (SAS), we believe that anyone with a passion for discovering knowledge can contribute to scientific research, including backyard astronomers. Through cooperation between amateur and professional astronomers, we can make great strides in the study of planets, stars, galaxies, and more.
To bring together knowledgeable individuals who share a thirst for learning about the universe, we conduct an annual symposium for astronomers. At this gathering, amateurs and professionals from around the world discuss a variety of topics, such as photometry, spectroscopy, and so much more. Become a member and register to attend this premier event.
We provide newsletters and proceedings from our symposium. Through these resources, we help amateur and professional astronomers who use small telescopes and modern instruments to conduct astronomical research in various areas.
The 2022 Symposium will be held in Ontario, California on June 2-3-4, 2022, as a “hybrid” event: in-person, with live web broadcast.