Society for Astronomical Sciences

SOCIETY FOR ASTRONOMICAL SCIENCES

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. Amateur and Professional astronomers 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.

TThe proceedings of previous Symposia and videos of many of the presentations are freely available here.

Upcoming Symposium

The SAS-2024 Symposium will be held in the summer of 2024 (dates TBD) as a hybrid meeting featuring both in-person and interactive remote-participation options. The in-person meeting will be in Ontario, California.

The Call for Abstracts and meeting dates will be announced in December, 2023.

Registration will open in January, 2024.

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

Upcoming Symposium

The SAS-2024 Symposium will be held June 20-21-22, 2024 as a hybrid meeting featuring both in-person and interactive remote-participation options. The in-person meeting will be in Ontario, California.

The Invitation and Call for Abstracts are in the November 2023 Newsletter. 
Registration will open in early January.

Registration will open in mid-January.

Click here to register for the in-person meeting

Click here to register for on-line participation