We will be hosting a chat this Friday, April 9 starting at 16 UT (Noon Eastern, 11:00 AM Central, 10:00 AM Mountain, and 9:00 AM Pacific). This chat is a little different than our previous chats because we have partnered up with Astronomers Without Borders and their Global Astronomy Month project.
This chat will be much like our other "Beginners' Chats" in the past in that the goal will be to answer questions about Citizen Sky, Astronomers without Borders, epsilon Aurigae, and/or astronomy in general. The tone will be tailored to new participants in the project so this is a great chance to find out more about the project without feeling overwhelmed by the scale of the project. Also, Rebecca Turner, the project manager, will be on hand to answer general questions about Citizen Sky.Read more
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)
The DSLR Documentation and Reduction team will host a team meeting in the AAVSO chatroom to discuss our contribution to the upcoming JAAVSO special issue on
Thursday, December 22 (due to a power outage and subsequent damage at AAVSO it has been rescheduled to) Wednesday, December 28 at 2:00 PM Eastern (19:00 UTC)Read more