2020 Online SAS-AAVSO joint Symposium (registration now open)

05/30/2020 08:00 AM - 07/04/2020 09:00 PM PT


  • $20.00  -  Member rate
  • $40.00  -  Non-member rate


online Symposium


The SAS/AAVSO-2020 “online Symposium” will bring you technical presentations, live Q&A, and interactive discussions with the presenters without the need to travel.


The purpose of the SAS Symposium is to encourage research using small-telescope observations and amateur-professional collaborations in astronomy. Targets of interest at the Symposium 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!

This year's online-only Symposium will be structured in 2.5-hour daily sessions, spread across five days:
May 30 (Saturday)
June 13 (Saturday)
June 14 (Sunday)
June 20 (Saturday)
June 21 (Sunday)
Each daily session runs from 1800 UT to 2030 UT (US time zones:  start time is 11 AM PDT = 2 PM EDT).

Schedule & Agenda (tentative -- speaker date/time slots subject to change)

The May 30 session is complete: Click on https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2375288570329928208 to see the recording of this session.

SAS/AAVSO-2020 online Symposium registration:

Registration fee for the June sessions is $20 for SAS and AAVSO members; $40 for non-members -- the single registration fee covers all four days.  Click the link above to Register for the SAS/AAVSO-2020 Symposium.  Your confirmation e-mail will include the sign-in URL and instructions.

For your convenience, you can also use the Registration form to renew your SAS membership for the 2020-2021 year ($25).