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Earlier in 2021, Vlad performed six time-series photometric observations on LCO and BARO observatories of a nova like variable star that is also an eclipsing binary. Under the guidance of Dr. A. W. Shafter of San Diego State University, he reduced this data and...
Our Fall DoubleSTARS seminar will start on September 22 for all graduates of IntroSTARS who have passed the IntroSTARS Quiz. [Due on September 19.] The seminar will conclude with a scientific poster presentation by each team on December 8 followed by the writing of...
Register now for our Exoplorer introduction to exoplanets and photometry seminar. In 6 weeks you will be making your own observations and getting them posted on NASA's Exoplanet Watch website. Go here for the info and to sign up.
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The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) serves as a dedicated research and outreach organization that allows both professionals and amateurs contribute to the vast and dynamic field of variable star research in countless unique ways.
The 6th orbital catalog serves as a hub for proposed orbital solutions, while the published Sixth Catalog contains only orbits of the highest grade.
This video goes over key points to the email from the USNO, saving the attachments, the historical data raw file, and editing and formatting in Word.
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The Boyce Research Initiatives and Education Foundation (BRIEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that was founded in 2013 with this stated mission:
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