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Spectroscopy Workshop (ASW2020)


Spectroscopy Workshop (ASW2020)


**There are pre-requisites for this workshop. Please click here to note them below before registering.**

Click here for the ASW2020 desciption and schedule 


To register for the Spectroscopy Workshop (October 31, November 6, 7, and 8, 2020), please read ALL the instructions below FIRST, as the process varies from previous years. You need to register by October 15th to attend.To attend the other workshop and/or Annual Meeting, please visit their respective web pages to register for each separately. 

For Teachers and Students:

If you are a teacher or student and need financial assistance to participate in the Annual Meeting, please email Lindsay ( from your school email address instead of proceeding with the process below.

    1. Read AAVSO's event conduct policy
    2. In the box below, click the  to select the applicable option
    3. Click Buy Now and follow PayPal’s prompts                                                                                                                  - If you don’t have a PayPal account, click "debit/credit card" to pay.                                                                  - PayPal may ask you to create an account. At the bottom, click Not now.
    4. Click "Return to Merchant" on Paypal’s payment complete screen—this will take you to register for the Spectroscopy Workshop. 
    5. You will be sent a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar. Click it when it is time to attend.
    6. To attend the other workshop and/or Annual Meeting, pay and register for each separately.

    For any difficulties with the above process, please email Lindsay at or Kathy at

    Select the attendee type applicable to you from the menu below:

     Workshop Pre-requisites 

    Although attendees are not expected to know anything about astronomical spectroscopy:

    • attendees are expected to be comfortable with astronomical observing equipment commonly used by amateur astronomers. For example, attendees should have some experience with telescopes, mounts, astronomical cameras (CCD or CMOS) and the software used to control the hardware and produce images. (Don't worry if you don't have much experience--basic knowledge will suffice.)


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