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ASP2018: Registration

Hotel with baccus


September 10 – 13, 2018
Sonoma Wine Country, California
DoubleTree by Hilton

Important Information About Online Registration

Late Fee and Single Day Registration now available

Welcome to registration for ASP2018: Advancing Astronomy for All. We recommend reading this Registration Information page thoroughly before completing the registration form.

Hotel space is at a minimum during this time of year. Special rates have ended and rooms subject to availability.

Full Conference and Daily Rate Registration Fees

Please note deadlines below carefully.

Full Conference Registration Information

Late and On Site Fees (August 11 – September 10)
Members: $550
Non-Members: $650

Note: Regular registration ended August 10.

Full Conference Registration Fees include:

  • An ASP Conference Series book of this 130th Annual Meeting (available mid 2019);
  • Daily breakfasts and snacks;
  • Complimentary reception with no-host bar on Monday, September 10th at 7:00 pm;
  • Buffet dinner on Tuesday, September 11th, 6:00 pm, includes a documentary film showing, Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future. You will be asked to reserve your space on the Registration form. Guest tickets for the Reception and Dinner/Film together are available for purchase.

New! Single Day Registration Information

Late or On Site Single Day Fees (August 11 – September 10)
Members: $200
Non-Members: $250

Single Day Fees only include breaks. The ASP Conference Series book will be available for purchase in mid-2019

Separate Single Day Tickets for Reception, Dinner, and Film available for purchase.

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Special Documentary Film Showing

Hosted by Filmmaker, Douglass M. Stewart Jr. and ASP CEO, Linda Shore

Chesley Bonestall

The Annual Meeting Full Conference Attendee Buffet Dinner includes a recent Newport Beach Film Festival documentary feature film, Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future, and a Q&A with special guest, filmmaker, Douglass M. Stewart, Jr.

View the movie trailer and learn more about this visionary space artist and the filmmaker.

Tickets for Guests and Single Day Meeting Registrants are available for the Dinner/Film evening.

Special Film-Ticket-Only Fundraiser: Single Day Registrants and the Public are invited to attend the special film screening by purchasing $20 Donation tickets. Limited Seats Available.



Special Tours

Note: We have had to cancel our Sonoma Wine Country Tasting and Historic Sonoma Square Tours as we did not meet the minimum requirement. If you do plan to come early, we strongly recommend finding your way to the History Square as well as a local winery!



ASP Membership

Join the ASP if you wish to receive the member discounted rates for this conference and to enjoy the Member benefits such as digital Mercury Magazine and Astronomy Beat, as well as a 10% discount on most AstroShop products.

ASP Members must create an active MyASP account in order to log in and take advantage of their membership benefits and registration discount.

ASP membership supports our mission to advance science literacy through through astronomy for the benefit of tomorrow’s science, technology and academic leaders. View membership information and/or join.



Submitting Abstracts

Abstract Submissions is now closed. Extended deadline was June 5th

Notifications will be sent out by mid-June.

Abstract Submission Information



Payment and Registration Information

There are three ways to register for the ASP2018 Annual Meeting:

Purchase Orders

We apologize that we cannot accept purchase orders as a payment method for this meeting or the associated events.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellations on registration must be received in writing or via email to meeting {at} no later than August 31 for a full refund less 15%. Cancellations received after August 31 or persons who do not appear at the meeting are not eligible for any refund.

Refunds will take approximately three weeks after the end of the meeting to process. Contact us by phone at 415-715-1400 with any questions.

Questions? Please direct them to



Registration Instructions – ASP Members Paying by Credit Card

Current ASP Members

  1. Login to your MyASP Account.
  2. At the top of the page, select ASP Events/ASP2018 Annual Meeting.

New ASP Members

  1. Purchase Membership.
  2. Login to your new MyASP Account. This is the only way you will receive your membership discount off the Early Bird or Regular registration fee.
  3. At the top of the page, select ASP Events/ASP2018 Annual Meeting.

Multiple Registrants

Every registrant must complete a unique registration form. Please contact us at with questions.



Registration Instructions – Non-ASP Members Paying by Credit Card

  1. Visit the MyASP Portal.
  2. Select ASP Events/ASP2018 Annual Meeting. We recommend you create a MyASP account as you do not need to be a member. It will allow you to see your registration purchases in your account.

Multiple Registrants

Every registrant must complete a unique registration form. Please contact us at with questions.



Registration Instructions – Mail-in Check/Money Order Payment

If you wish to pay for registration and/or a special event by check or money order, you will need to register by phone. Please contact us at or 415-337-1100

Checks or money orders must be made payable to:

“Astronomical Society of the Pacific” or “ASP” and paid in US dollars.

Deadline Notification

Your check or money order must be postmarked by June 13 for Early Bird fee, and September 1 or when registration fills up, whichever comes first for the Regular fee.

Mail forms and check/money order payment to:

Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Annual Meeting Desk
390 Ashton Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112 USA