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Astronomical Sciences


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2013 Symposium
Read Sky/Tel Recap

2014 Symposium
Joint meeting with AAVSO and CBA.
See recap in Vol 12-3 newsletter.

2015 Symposium
Videos and the full proceedings are available on the Publications page.

See recap in Vol 13-3 newsletter.
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Symposium Videos
Videos of paper presentations from 2010 to-date are available on the Publications page.

Welcome to the Society for Astronomical Sciences

We are a group of amateur and professional astronomers dedicated to doing astronomical research spanning a wide range of fields, from asteroids, to variable stars, to cataclysmic stars, and almost anything between or beyond.Our mission is to foster interest and participation in astronomical research by backyard astronomers and to encourage publication in recognized journals. We also work to help form collaborations between the amateur and professional communities, primarily through our annual Symposium on Telescope Science



Lee Synder 
We are very sad to report that Lee Snyder passed away on 2015 March 29 after a long fight with cancer.

Read the tribute to Lee from SAS co-founder Bob Stephens in the SAS Newsletter 13-2.

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In 2015, the Symposium on Telescope Science celebrated its 34th year. This has become one of the premiere pro-am events with 100-150 participants giving papers, attending workshops, and networking with fellow researchers.

If you're interested in devoting even a little of your telescope time to astronomical research, the Society is the place to find others with a similar interest in unlocking the secrets of the Universe. Come join us!

More About SAS
SAS Board member Robert Buchheim's presentation about SAS to the 2013 February Double Star Conference in Hawaii.