2018 SARA Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ron Maddalena

Dr. Ron Maddalena has been a member of the Science Operations group in Green Bank for 33 years. The overall objective of Science Operations is to provide the research community an easy-to-use, uniform set of services for all the observatory’s instruments. This includes helping observers use the GBT as well as help the staff develop the hardware, the tools, and the documentation that facilitate research efforts.

2018 SARA Western Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carl Heiles

Dr. Heiles specializes in interstellar matter, radio astronomy, and numerical analysis. His research interests include the observational specification of the physical state of diffuse interstellar gas, especially the magnetic field and the HI/H2 transition. A recent second interest is the measurement of electron density and magnetic fields in Coronal Mass Ejections of the Sun and other stars.

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).


2018 SARA Western Conference

The 2018 SARA Western Conference will be held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 23 - 25 March 2018. The meeting will include a visit the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC).

2017 SARA Annual Conference

The Annual SARA Conference will be held July 23 thru July 26, 2017 at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. The conference is open to members and non-members with an interest in radio astronomy observations.


Keynote Speaker this year is Dale Gary, Distinguished Professor in Physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and Director of Solar Observatories.



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