2019 Symposium on Telescope Science

05/30/2019 08:00 AM - 06/01/2019 09:00 PM PT


  • $75.00  -  Registration - Member
  • $90.00  -  Registration - Non-Member


Ontario Gateway Hotel
2200 E. Holt Blvd.
Ontario, CA 91761
United States


The Society for Astronomical Sciences will hold its 38th annual Symposium on May 30-31-June 1, 2019 in Ontario, California. This is a joint meeting with the Center for Backyard Astrophysics.


The purpose of the SAS Symposium is to encourage research using small-telescope observations and amateur-professional collaborations in astronomy.  Targets of interest include asteroids, solar system objects, exoplanets, variable stars, novae and supernovae, and related topics such as instrument design and characterization, and data analysis methods.  Everyone with an interest in small-telescope research is welcome -- amateur astronomers, students, educators, and professional astronomers.  If you want to see how small-telescope observations and measurements are contributing to astronomical science, learn more about photometry, astrometry, spectroscopy, CCD imaging, and the newest hardware and software techniques, this is the conference for you!  The 2019 Symposium is a joint meeting with the Center for Backyard Astrophysics.


Activities:  We have two educational workshops scheduled for Thursday (May 30,2019). The morning workshop is "Scientific Analysis of Amateur Spectra" conducted by Dr. David Boyd. The afternoon workshop is "Paths to Precision Photometry" by Dr. Arne Henden.  An "Evening with the Pro's" session on Thursday evening and two days of technical paper presentations (Friday and Saturday, May 31-July1, 2019). The closing banquet  is Saturday evening.  In the Display room, our corporate sponsors will be showing their latest product offerings and discussing recent developments.


Call for Papers:  The Call for Papers is in the February 2019 SAS Newsletter, available on the SAS website (www.SocAstroSci.org).  You can also review the Proceedings and videos of presentations from recent SAS Symposia on the SAS website (go to the Publications tab).


Registration:  The Registration link (above) will take you to the on-line registration form.