The 105th spring meeting of the AAVSO was held at the Crowne Plaza in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, Thursday, May 4th to Saturday May 7th. St. Louis was chosen due to it’s location in the middle of the continental United States. Council hoped this would encourage people to attend who don’t normally come to the fall meetings on the east coast. About a quarter of the attendees were first time attendees or people who don’t normally attend the fall meetings in Massachusetts.
The theme of this year’s spring meeting is Pulsating Stars. The meeting will begin on Thursday evening at 6pm CDT with a keynote address by Dr. Horace Smith, Professor Emeritus of Michigan State University and a noted expert on RR Lyrae stars. Dr.
The 105th AAVSO Spring Meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri on May 5-7, 2016. The venue will be the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown St. Louis and guest rooms have been reserved there at a reduced rate for the use of attendees.
The AAVSO cordially invites all members of astronomy clubs and astronomical societies in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan to participate in our spring meeting, June 4-6, at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. We have something for everyone and opportunities for volunteers from the amateur community to receive complimentary registrations for your time and efforts.
Arlo Landolt should be familiar to most of the AAVSO community, not only as a friend and former councillor of the AAVSO, but as one of the leading figures of astronomical photometry and photometric calibrations. Arlo Landolt's work on standard stars has set the standard -- very literally -- for astronomical photometry for nearly half a century.