Call for papers

The Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) hereby solicits papers for presentation at its 2010 Annual Meeting and Technical Conference, to be held 4 July through 7 July, 2010, at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), Green Bank WV. Papers on radio astronomy hardware, software, education, research strategies, and philosophy are welcome.


SARA members or supporters wishing to present a paper should email a letter of intent, including a proposed title and informal abstract or outline (not to exceed 100 words) to the SARA vice president at vicepres_at_radio-astronomy_dot_org, no later than 1 March 2010. Be sure to include your full name, affiliation, postal address, and email address, and indicate your willingness to attend the conference to present your paper. Submitters will receive an email response, typically within one week, along with a request to proceed to the next stage, if the proposal is consistent with the planned program. A formal Proceedings will be published in conjunction with this Meeting. Papers will be peer-reviewed by a panel of SARA members with appropriate professional expertise and academic credentials. First-draft manuscripts must be received no later than 1 April 2010, with feedback, acceptance, or rejection emails to be sent within two weeks thereafter. Upon final editing of accepted papers, camera-ready copy will be due not later than 1 May 2010. Due to printer's deadlines, manuscripts received after that deadline will not make it into the Proceedings. Instructions for preparation and submission of final manuscripts appear in a Guidelines for Submitting Papers document on the SARA website.


The last three year's Proceedings were a landmark accomplishment for our organization. Please help the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers to make the 2010 edition even better!