Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show - PATS
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The Pacific Astronomy & Telescope Show

Information for Vendors & Clubs

PATS brings together a thousand eager amateur astronomers and exhibitors. It is a weekend of presentations and workshops with a large exhibition area for vendors and other exhibitors. As a vendor, you are welcome to bring your products, showcase them, and sell them to the eager crowd.

As PATS matures we continue our successful programs and improve those areas that need it. Our discounted tickets for clubs and the reduced admission "Happy Hour" on Saturday and Sunday afternoons have proven popular and will continue. We will be increasing local newspaper advertising and exposure to the general public.

If you would like to have a workshop or other presentation featuring your product or service, some time may be made available to you in the presentation halls free of charge. In addition, a large public outreach will be held on Saturday at the Paseo Colorado, across the street from the Convention Center. For more information, contact the Program Director, Alex McConahay, using the link at the top of the page.

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Vendors may request booths with a blue M or unmarked booths.

Commercial Vendor Booths

PATS offers vendors four basic plans, but these can be tailored to meet your needs. All booths include 8 foot tall back drape walls, with three foot tall drape dividers.

Standard (Spaces #35-78, $400) are 10' x 10' and include a table, two chairs, a wastebasket, and the two admission tickets.

Premium booths (Spaces #11-34, $450) are the same as the Standard booths except that they are located along the more heavily trafficked aisles.

Corner booths (Spaces #5-10, $900 — SOLD OUT) are 10' x 20' and include a table, two chairs, wastebasket, and two admission tickets.

Priority/Entrance booths (Spaces #1-4, $1750 — SOLD OUT ) are 20' x 20' or 40' x 10' and are located at the main entrance. They include four tables, eight chairs, a wastebasket, admission tickets for eight, and 5 amps of 110v electrical service. NOTE: Entrance booths are reserved for Event Sponsors.

Vendors may have two or more booths, and join contiguous booths for more display space. All booths may be customized with additional chairs, tables, electrical, Internet and other amenities for additional cost. See the Reservation form below for additional fee-based amenities. You are free to use your own décor items at no charge. (Please ensure the space of your booth will accommodate your item(s).) Vendors are permitted to use their own carts.

More complete information about vendor booths and club tables is available here.

All vendors and exhibitors who plan to sell items at PATS must have a California Seller's Permit. If you do not yet have one, visit the website of the California Board of Equalization for more information.

The Sheraton has reserved a limited number of rooms at a reduced rate of $119/night. Go to Sheraton PATS Reservations for information.

Tables for Astronomy-Related Non-Profit Clubs and Organizations

PATS will provide table space for displays and info tables for any astronomy-related non-profit organizations and clubs that wants it. The organization may recruit members and advertise activities, but they may not sell items at these tables. (If your organization wishes to sell items, you must register as a vendor.) Clubs and other astro-related organizations may also make presentations regarding club activities. For more information, contact Alex.

For any club or vendor-related question or concerns, please contact
Alex McConahay at (909) 261-6593 or

To be a vendor at PATS, you must submit your booth request and fee via PayPal below, or via a printed form and US Mail.

To register online: Please refer to the floorplan above to select a space, noting those spaces that are already reserved. Complete the "Name on Booth" and "Preferred Space" fields, then click "Pay Now." You will be taken to PayPal to either sign into your account or pay by credit card. Return to this page to order additional booths, or complete the process from Paypal as appropriate.

While we ask that you enter a preferred space, we cannot guarantee your selection. In the event that your preferred space is unavailable, we'll assign the next equivalent space or work with you to ensure your needs are met. Floor arrangement is subject to change.

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Exhibit Space Reservation Form

Table & Chairs Only
Exact locations are TBD

For astro-related clubs & organizations. Not for selling merchandise or services.
Contact the Program Director for more information and to register.

Standard – spaces #35-78

Name on Booth     Preferred Space #

Premium – spaces #11-34

Name on Booth     Preferred Space #

Corner – spaces #5-10
$900 – SOLD OUT

Name on Booth     Preferred Space #

Entrance – spaces #1-4
Event sponsorship required
$1750 – SOLD OUT

Name on Booth     Preferred Space #

Additional Amenities
These items are handled by Convention Center partners or contractors and incur additional fees

Exhibitor Services (Petersen Events: Additional furniture, drapes, labor, cart service, freight handling)
Electricity Order Form (Edlen Electricity)
Internet Connection Order Form (PSAV)
Exhibit Design Features (Skyline Exhibits)

Facilities Procedures & Documents

Loading Dock Procedures

PATS is sponsored by

  • Astronomy Magazine is a sponsor of the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show
  • Celestron is a sponsor of the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show
  • Meade is a sponsor of the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show
  • Oceanside Photo and Telescope is a sponsor of the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show
  • Sky and Telescope Magazine is a sponsor of the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show
  • Twilight Tours is a sponsor of the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show
  • Woodland Hills Telescope is a sponsor of the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show

Vendors appearing include

America the Beautiful at NightAntelope Valley Astronomy ClubApogee Imaging SystemsAstro DreamAstronomers Without BordersAstronomy MagazineATIKCarina SoftwareCelestronDeep Space ProductsFinger Lakes InstrumentationFriends of PalomarGlatter Collimation • Global Imports • HoTechHutechImaging Source • Jim Shannon • Mathis InstrumentsMeadeMr. Star GuyMt. Wilson InstituteNew Mexico SkiesOPTOrange County AstronomersPlanetary SocietyPlanewavePolytank Explore DomeQSIRiverside Astronomical SocietyRTMCSBIG • Shannon Telescopes • Sidewalk AstronomersSky and TelescopeSociety For Astronomical SciencesSoftware BisqueTeleVueWestern Amateur AstronomersWilliam OpticsWoodland Hills Telescopes

Door Prize Donors include

ATIKCelestronDobstuffGlatter Collimation