2020 Symposium on Telescope Science

06/11/2020 08:00 AM - 06/13/2020 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 of America


The Society for Astronomical Sciences will hold its 39th annual Symposium in Ontario, California, on June 11-12-13. This will be a joint meeting with the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). Registration will open in early January, 2020.


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 2020 Symposium will be a joint meeting with the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO).

You can see the Proceedings from prior SAS Symposia at our website:  www.SocAstroSci.org.

Call for PapersThe Call for Abstracts will be released in the 4th quarter 2019.

Registration:  Registration will open in January, 2020.

Room Registration: The Symposium Hotel will be the Ontario Gateway Hotel (same as 2019).  Lodging reservations at the conference rate will open in early 2020.