The Symposium on Telescope Science
The annual SAS 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 you should plan to attend each year.
Go to to the Publications page to download the proceedings from recent meetings and view videos of many of the presentations.
2016 Tentative ScheduleThursday, June 16
Workshops 0900-1100: From Image to Spectrum
with Small-Telescope Spectrographs
Friday, June 17
Evening with the Pros: 2000-2200
Saturday, June 18
Read a recap of the 2013 Symposium on the Sky and Telescope web site
Read a blog post by Emily Lakdawalla
Watch an interview
about the 2011 Symposium on Telescope Science with former Sky and Telescope
Editor-in-Chief, Robert Naeye, and SAS Board members Bob Stephens and