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-2022 Symposium was held on June 2-4, with 60 in-person attendees and 26 remote participants. The Proceedings book and videos of the talks are available on the Publications tab of this website.

The 2023 Symposium will feature both in-person and remote-participation options. The Program Committee will issue the Call for Abstracts and announce the dates for the 2023 Symposium later this year.