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New items are available via an off-site print on demand AAVSO store!

Below is partial list of the items available for purchase directly from the AAVSO. (Only items available to buy online via Paypal are included.)  The complete inventory is available for sale by contacting the AAVSO.

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This course is an overview of the types of variable stars most commonly observed by AAVSO observers. We discuss the physical processes behind what makes each type variable and how this is demonstrated in their light curves. Variable star names and nomenclature are placed in a historical context to aid in understanding today’s classification scheme.

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This course will utilize the new DSLR photometry manual as its guide. This manual is a basic introduction and guide to using a DSLR camera to make variable star observations. The target audience is first-time beginner to intermediate level DSLR observers, although advanced observers may find the content useful as well.

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VStar is a free, open source, multi-platform application for visualizing and analyzing time-series data. VStar allows data to be viewed and filtered via plots or tables. The details of each observation can be viewed individually or in tabular form. You’ll learn how to create mean plots, phase plots, period analysis, models and perform time-frequency analyses.

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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.
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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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