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There is a large radio tower a few hundred feet southeast from the current AAVSO HQ. It is the transmitter for a local AM oldies radio station. Interestingly, it is in the middle of/on top of a self-storage facility. It is literally across the street from the previous AAVSO HQ on Birch St. The radio tower has been the source of both entertainment and frustration for staff over the years - sometimes both at the same time. Continue Reading
Monday, November 15, was a busy day at the AAVSO. The National Science Foundation had two deadlines for funding programs. One is the annual deadline for projects relating to astronomy research. The other is an annual deadline for projects involving empirical science education research. The NSF is funded by the US taxpayer. It's main role is to fund research in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines (plus minor excursions into a few others such as cognitive science). The only major exception is health and human biology, which is mainly funded by the National Institute of Health. Continue Reading
Hi, all. My dissertation defense is November 1 at 4:30pm eastern (21:30UT) at Tufts University. It is about an education research study of AAVSO's Citizen Sky project. Doc will attempt to broadcast it live via U-Stream. There will be audio, video and you can even ask me questions. Click below for more info. Continue Reading
The 365 Days of Astronomy podcast has posted a show today about visualizing epsilon Aurigae. Ryan Wyatt, Director of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences, was interviewed by Slacker Astronomy. Continue Reading
We are now accepting applications for a new position at the AAVSO HQ in Cambridge, MA. Please consult the job description via the American Astronomical Society's Job Register at the link below.
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