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2013 Symposium
Read Sky/Tel Recap

2014 Symposium
Joint meeting with AAVSO and CBA.

June 12-14
Ontario Airport Hotel
Ontario, CA

Speakers Schedule
Click here to download meeting schedule PDF

The Symposium on Telescope Science

The annual Symposium on Telescope Science will celebrate its 33rd anniversary in 2014. The Symposium has become one of the premiere events for amateur astronomers and for building pro-am collaborations. Amateurs, and some professionals, make presentations covering a wide range of topics, from imaging basics, to photometry, to spectroscopy, to instrumentation, and more. Observing targets reach from near-Earth to the edges of the Universe. If you're at least a little interested in astronomical research, this is one of the events attend each year. The submitted papers are available in the proceedings at the time of the Symposium.


Click here to download previous year proceedings and/or papers (2000 through last meeting).


2013 Symposium

The 2013 Symposium on Telescope Science was held 2013 May 21-23. About 100 people attended.

Read Robert Buchheim's recap posted on the Sky and Telescope web site

Read blog post by Emily Lakdawalla

2014 Symposium

The Symposium will be held June 12-14 at the Ontario Airport Hotel, Ontario, CA. This will be a joint meeting among SAS, the AAVSO, and Center for Backyard Astrophysics (CBA). It's Arne Henden's last full year as Director of the AAVSO. Come help us celebrate his retirement. 

Ontario Hotel Room Reservations

Click here to reserve your rooms at the group rate.
Be sure to double check the check-in/out dates before completing the reservation.

Meeting Registration

Symposium Packet 

PDF; includes form for mail-in registration
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On-line Registration

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now closed.

Paper Submission

Submissions must be made via on-line form

Submissions sent via email will not be accepted

On-line Paper Submission (Now Open)

Due no later than 00:00 UT on 2014 May 10

The link to submit papers has been sent via email to presenters. If you submitted an abstract for an oral presentation and did not receive the email, contact the program committee.

Presenters Info

Click here to download Word template and General instructions

If possible, depending on format of submission, we will try to include poster presentations in the proceedings as well. 

See the Symposium Packet for more details about abstract and paper submission.

Get Directions To:
700 N. Haven Ave.
Ontario CA 91764

Watch an interview about the 2011 Symposium on Telescope Science with Sky and Telescope Editor-in-Chief, Robert Naeye, and SAS Board members Bob Stephens and Brian Warner.