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Note: The CCD school is cheaper for AAVSO members. The price below is for non-members and includes AAVSO membership. If you are already a member, please log in before registering for the CCD School.

Once again the AAVSO will be holding a week-long CCD School taught by AAVSO Director, Arne Henden! The school will run August 4-8, 2014 and all classes will take place at AAVSO Headquarters in Cambridge, MA. Arne will be retiring in early 2015, so this may be your last chance to take this in-depth course.

The CCD school is designed for those who have some experience with a CCD system, and who want to learn how to take professional-quality data. The classes will cover calibration of the equipment, observing guidelines, photometric and image processing techniques, transformation of data, statistics and basic data-mining concepts. Projects will be assigned using AAVSOnet data. Laptops are not needed for participation, but can be useful in following the classroom examples. Bring any questions and imaging problems that you might have - this is the perfect venue to get help!

Class size will be limited, so registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The 2012 CCD School sold out, so register early to ensure a spot!

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The life of Dr. Dorrit Hoffleit—world-renowned astronomer, expert on variable stars, astrometry, and the history of astronomy—is a story of hardships endured, difficulties surmounted, lessons learned, goals met, and successes attained. She has spent a lifetime at work with some of the greatest astronomers of the 20th century, and has inspired new generations of young astronomers. The American Association of Variable Star Observers is proud to publish this wonderful book. Hardcover 176 pages + xviii, 18 pages of photos, with references, complete bibliography, and a foreword by AAVSO Director, Janet A. Mattei.

This timely book marks the AAVSO’s centennial year, presenting an authoritative and accurate history of this important association. Writing in an engaging and accessible style, the authors move chronologically through five eras of the AAVSO, discussing the evolution of its structure and purpose.

Throughout the text, the main focus is on the thousands of individuals whose contributions have made the AAVSO’s progress possible. Describing a century of interaction between amateur and professional astronomers, the authors celebrate the collaborative relationships that have existed over the years. As the definitive history of the first hundred years of the AAVSO, this text has broad appeal and will be of interest to amateur and professional astronomers, as well as historians and sociologists of science in general.

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