Society for Astronomical Sciences


Symposium Group

Attend the Symposium on Telescope Science

The annual SAS Symposium on Telescope Science has become one of the premier events for amateur astronomers and for building pro-am collaborations. Amateurs and some professionals make presentations covering a wide range of topics, including imaging basics, photometry, spectroscopy, instrumentation, and more.

Their observations range 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 here.

Upcoming Symposium

The SAS-2022 Symposium will be held June 2-3-4, 2022 in Ontario, California. We will meet in-person, and provide a live on-line webcast for those who can’t attend.

Registration will open on February 15.

Meeting details, call for abstracts, and registration information are on the links below:

  • Meeting details and registration for in-person Symposium.
  • Meeting details and registration for on-line Symposium participation.

Upcoming Symposium

The SAS-2023 Symposium will be held June 22-23-24, 2023, and will feature both in-person and interactive remote-participation options. The in-person meetings will be in Ontario, California. On Thursday (June 22) we will have two workshops of interest to the small-telescope research community. Friday and Saturday (June 23-24) will be the technical-paper sessions. Opening Reception will be Thursday afternoon, and Closing Reception on Saturday afternoon.

The tentative Agenda of talks is available at Symposium Schedule 2023.

Registration will open in mid-January.

Click here to register for the in-person meeting

Click here to register for on-line participation