Online SoVerA Meeting — Taking the Measure of Variable Stars: From Getting Started to Getting Good

March 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Margot Kuhns Schmitt

SoVerA member, and former president, Claudio Véliz, will present a talk on variable star observing and measuring. This is for those who are contemplating moving on from astronomical sightseeing to contributing to real science. We’ll look at what it takes to conduct simple, yet accurate, measures of the brightness of stars whose natures remain mysterious. Participants will learn about a range of skills, from easy, beginner tutorials to submitting observation reports to the American Association of Variable Star Observers and other scientific research conduits. We’ll discuss naked eye variable star observing as well as more technical observing efforts.

Claudio taught astrophysics at Columbia University, New York’s Hayden Planetarium, and Castleton University and currently lectures at Keene State College.

Join the meeting here.

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