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CHOICE Schedule & Registration for 2020 - Members

Below please find a schedule of CHOICE courses that will be taught in 2020. To read more about each course, please click the title which will take you to the course description page.

The remaining 2020 courses are being offered for free to enourage astronomy learning at home amidst COVID-19. Regularly, CHOICE course participation cost for members is $35 USD per course. 
 

January 6 - 31
CCD Photometry (Part I)

Instructor: Phil Sullivan

Registration Closed

February 3 - 28
CCD Photometry (Part II)

Instructor: Ed Wiley

Registration Closed

March 2 - 27
Variable Star Classification and Light Curves

Instructor: Blake Crosby

Registration Closed

April 6 - May 1
Exoplanet Observing

Instructor: Dr. Jeff Robertson

(This course is now full. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please email lward@aavso.org)

May 11 - June 5
How to Use VStar

Instructor: JoDee Baker-Maloney

(This course is now full. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please email lward@aavso.org)

Developing a Visual Observing Program

is canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 

August 17 - September 11
Analyzing Data with VStar

Instructor: Brad Walter

This year, this course is free of charge to help you in this hard time. Please note, you must pass How to Use Vstar to take this course. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, please email Lward@aavso.org with the subject line "Enroll in Analyzing Data."

September 14 - October 9
Observing and Counting Sunspots

Instructor: Raffaello Braga

This year, this course is free of charge to help you in this hard time. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, please email Lward@aavso.org with the subject line "Enroll in Sunspots."

September 14 - October 16
(5 weeks)
Photometry Using VPhot

Instructor: Ken Menzies

This year, this course is free of charge to help you in this hard time. The VPhot course is only open to members, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, please email Lward@aavso.org with the subject line "Enroll in VPhot."

November 9 - December 11
(5 weeks)
Exoplanet Observing

Instructor: Dr. Brian Hill

This year, this course is free of charge to help you in this hard time. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, please email Lward@aavso.org with the subject line "Enroll in Exoplanet Observing."

November 9 - December 11
(5 weeks)
Classification variable des étoiles et courbes de lumière

Instructor: Jean-Bruno Desrosiers

This year, this course is free of charge to help you in this hard time. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, please email Lward@aavso.org with the subject line "inscrire à courbes."

 

TBD
Photoelectric Photometry in the 21st Century

Instructor: Tom Calderwood
If you are interested in this subject, please contact AAVSO HQ at aavso@aavso.org

 

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