Virtual 2021 SARA Spring Conference to be held on April 3, 2021

The 2021 SARA Spring Conference will be held on Zoom, April 3, 2021.  This virtual conference will replace the annual SARA Western Conference because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.


Contact: Please contact conference coordinator Dave Westman if you have any questions about the conference or if you would like to help: westernconf_at_radioastronomy_dot_org.  Website:


 Presentations and proceedings: Papers and presentations on radio astronomy hardware, software, education, research strategies, philosophy, and observing efforts and methods are welcome. The deadline for submitting a letter of intent to the conference coordinator including a proposed title and informal abstract or outline is 1 February 2021. Formal proceedings will be published electronically for this conference, and a link will be emailed to registered participants.


Registration: Registration for the 2021 Spring Conference is just US$25.00.  Attendees at the conference must be SARA members; if you are not yet a member, this will cost an additional $20. Payment can be made by going to and directing payment to treas_at_radio-astronomy_dot_org. Please include in comments that the payment is for the 2021 Spring Conference. You also can mail a check to SARA Treasurer, 10760 Central Park, New Port Richey, FL 34655 . Please include an e-mail address so a confirmation can be sent to you upon receipt of payment.



Call for papers:  2021 SARA Spring Conference
Virtual on Zoom


The Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) hereby solicits papers for presentation at its 2021  Spring Conference, to be held April 3,2021 via Zoom.  Papers on radio astronomy hardware, software, education, research strategies, observations 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 to westernconf_at_radio-astronomy_dot_org no later than 1 February 2021 (please let us know if you require more time). Be sure to include your full name, affiliation, postal address, and email address, and indicate your willingness to participate in the conference to present your paper.  Submitters will receive an email response, typically within one week. Formal printed Proceedings will be published  electronically for this conference and a link will be sent to each participant prior to the conference.  Website: