The following is a list and brief description of courses currently offered in the CHOICE curriculum.
CHOICE Course Descriptions
Visual Observing Basics
This course will use the AAVSO Visual Observing Manual as its primary text. We will cover variable stars, basic equipment, how to make observations and submit data, plotting VSO charts, planning an observing session and many other topics. This course is highly recommended for anyone just starting out in visual VSOing.
Like many people in the AAVSO, Dr. Kristine Larsen contributes to the organization in a number of important and valuable ways. She is an active solar observer and a generous donor. She has served as an instructor for our CHOICE online educational courses, and after serving on the AAVSO council from 1997-2001, she is again helping to lead the organization by serving as 1st Vice President of the council.
Dr. John R. Percy of the University of Toronto, longtime AAVSO member, former AAVSO President and Council Member, and current Editor of the Journal of the AAVSO, has been awarded the Education Prize of the American Astronomical Society for 2013.