The Symposium on Telescope Science
The annual Symposium on Telescope Science celebrated its 32nd anniversary in 2013. 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).
For the last decade, the Symposium has been held at the Northwoods Resort in Big Bear, CA.
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.