2020 Annual Conference Call for Papers

The Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) solicits papers for presentation at its Annual Conference to be held 2 August ‐ 5 August 2020. Sunday 2 August, will start with an introduction to Radio Astronomy at the Jansky Auditorium, followed by learning to operate the forty foot radio telescope - 1,420 MHz (21 cm).


Presentations by SARA members and guests are scheduled on Monday and Tuesday.  A High Tech tour of the NRAO facility and the GBT will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon.


Papers are welcome on subjects directly related to radio astronomy including hardware, software, education and tutorials, research strategies, observations and data collection and philosophy. SARA members and supporters wishing to present a paper should email a letter of intent, including a proposed title and abstract to the conference coordinator at drrichrussel@netscape.net no later than 1 May 2020.


Drafts of papers are due 1 May and final versions of the papers due no later than 1 June. Be sure to include your full name, affiliation, postal address, email address, and indicate your willingness to attend the conference to present your paper. Submitters will receive an email response, typically within one week.


Guidelines for presenter papers are located at: