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Dr. Bob will join us for a webinar/online talk about the recent science of epsilon Aurigae and a summary of what we learned from this eclipse. Read more
Another visual, night sky citizen science project needs your help...
Check out a new light curve we have posted that contains all your data submitted since the start of the campaign!
Year 3 of Citizen Sky is underway. Here is an overview of what to expect in the next 12 months. And please remember to keep observing through the Winter!
The AAVSO & Citizen Sky have formally issued a Call for Papers for articles about epsilon Aurigae, similar stars and techniques for bright star observations. This will be the capstone for the Citizen Sky project and much help is available for those new to scholarly publication.
The AAVSO & Citizen Sky have formally issued a Call for Papers for articles about epsilon Aurigae, similar stars and techniques for bright star observations. This will be the capstone for the Citizen Sky project and much help is available for those new to scholarly publication. Read more
Dr. Jan Budaj has published an alternative disk model (using your observations!) that explains the mid eclipse brightening without the need for a hole in the disk. He has written an explanation of the new model. Click here to read it in our forums.
The AAVSO and Citizen Sky will be hosting three online chat sessions for beginners to variable star observing during the week of July 25, 2011. Below are the list of the chat topics. However, feel free to bring up any topic at any chat.
The chat room can be accessed by pointing your browser here. Details about how to use dedicated chat clients are here.
Beginner Chat #1: Visual Observing
Monday, July 25 at 9pm eastern (-4UT)
(Brian Kloppenborg will be available for this chat.)
Beginner Chat #2: CCD Observing
Tuesday, July 26 at 7pm eastern (-4UT)
Beginner Chat #3: Science of variables
Wednesday, July 27 at 3pm eastern (-4UT)
Dr. Elizabeth Griffin, an esteemed astronomer at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, recently contributed a forum post about her analysis of hundreds of spectra from the 1956 and 1983 eclipses.