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.
to download previous year proceedings and/or papers (2000 through last meeting).
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
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 ReservationsClick here
to reserve your rooms at the group rate.
Be sure to double check the check-in/out dates before completing the reservation.
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Abstract submission is now closed.
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.
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.