The Harvard Designation of Variable Stars
Margaret W. Mayall
This appeared in Vol. 5, No. 1 of the Journal of the AAVSO
What Is The Name of That Star?
"What is the name of that star?" This is a question that many a young observer has asked their mentors. As astronomers we know that stars have many names - proper names, Bayer and Flamsteed Designations, and the Henry Draper Catalogue, for example.