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Date change for the 2016 AAVSO Spring Meeting

The date of the next Spring Meeting, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza in downtown St. Louis, Missouri has been changed to:

May 5-7, 2016

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAVSO HQ Job Position: Astronomer

AAVSO Astronomer position
Exempt position reporting to the AAVSO Director.

AAVSO HQ Job Position: Operations Manager

AAVSO Operations Manager
Exempt position reporting to the AAVSO Director.

Solar Bulletin - Volume 71, Number 10

The October Solar Bulletin is now available. Please visit the Solar Bulletin web page to download your copy:

http://www.aavso.org/solar-bulletin

The October SID Data report is available here: www.aavso.org/sid-database

IYL Youth Contest Winners!

WINNER - Video Category:

A Holiday Tour to the Planet Saturn - created by Jashleen Kaur and Low Mun Shuen from Singapore.


WINNER - Essay Category:

Charts and Sequences Update November 2015

The charts and sequences team has been busy over the last several months creating new and updating existing variable star charts and sequences. The following is a list of updates made since 27 June, 2015. If you observe any of these objects please update your charts and photometry tables with the most recent version as soon as possible.

Special Notice 410: Upcoming HST observations of V5668 Sgr

Note: this text is slightly different than the emailed version.  No technical information was changed.

Alert Notice 534: Nova Sgr 2015 No. 4 = PNV J18225925-1914148 [V5850 Sgr]

November 3, 2015

Event: Nova Sgr 2015 No. 4 = PNV J18225925-1914148 [V5850 Sgr]

Independent discovery by:  
 - Shigehisa Fujikawa (Kan'onji, Kagawa, Japan, reported via I. Endoh,
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo)
 - Hideo Nishimura (Kakegawa, Shizuoka-ken, Japan, reported via S.
Nakano (Sumoto, Japan))
 - Minoru Yamamoto (Okazaki, Aichi-ken, Japan, reported via S. Nakano)

Special Notice #409: Chandra observations scheduled for RT Cru

October 30, 2015: Further to AAVSO Alert Notice 503, Dr. Margarita Karovska (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) informs us that the Chandra observations of the symbiotic variable RT Cru have been scheduled.

Alert Notice 533: Coverage of V5668 Sgr (Nova Sgr 2015 No. 2) requested in support of HST spectroscopy

October 30, 2015: Dr. Peter Kuin (Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London) and colleagues in the Swift Nova group have requested AAVSO observers' assistance in multicolor monitoring of V5668 Sgr (Nova Sgr 2015 No. 2, see AAVSO Alert Notices 512, 519) in support of an upcoming spectroscopic observation with the Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS).

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