Benefits of an ATS Membership
The ATS is an international society with members world-wide. Members contribute to the preservation of the history of telescopes and optics, and receive The Object Glass, the newsletter of the Antique Telescope Society, as well as, access to discounted registration for in-person conventions.
Past ATS Events
2017 Conference Los Angles CA - Mount Wilson Observatory
On October 6 through October 8, 2017, the Antique Telescope Society held its 26th Annual Convention at Mount Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, CA. [Read more]
2016 Conference Flagstaff AZ - Return to Mars Hill" - Lowell Observatory
On October 21 through October 23, 2016, the Antique Telescope Society held its 25th Annual Convention in Flagstaff, AZ at the historic Lowell Observatory. [Read more]
Mt Hamilton CA - A Star is Reborn" - Lick Observatory
On October 9 through October 12, 2015, the Antique Telescope Society held its 24th Annual Convention at Lick Observatory at Mt. Hamilton.
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2022 ATS Virtual Conference
Each year the ATS holds its annual meeting in proximity to historic observatories and astronomical instrumentation in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The Society rotates its meetings to varying locations to best accommodate the access of its many far-spread members. This year the virtual conference is November 12-13, 19-20
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Plössl, Georg Simon (1794-1868)
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2022 Virtual Convention Call for Papers
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