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JAAVSO v35n1

eJAAVSO
Volume 35 Number 1 2006

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1 Editorial Comment
Elizabeth O. Waagen
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2 Table of Contents
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8 Preface
Janet A. Mattei, Michel Grenon
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10 Welcoming Address
Stéphane Berthet
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12 Address to AAVSO Participants
Michel Delaloye
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13 Acknowledgements
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14 Meeting hosts, local organizing committee, scientific organizing committee, meeting co-sponsors
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15 List of Participants
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18 The Impact of Ground-Based Monitoring by Variable Star Observers (Abstract)
Janet A. Mattei
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18 The HIPPARCOS Mission: a New Era for Variable Star Astronomy (Abstract)
M. Grenon, L. Eyer
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19 Long-Term High-Precision Monitoring of Variable Stars
Gilbert Burki
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29 The Massive Variable Star Returns From the Search for MACHOs
Kem H. Cook
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30 Some EROS Survey Results for Variable Stars in the Magellanic Clouds
J. P. Beaulieu, R. Ferlet, J. B. Marquette, A. Vidal-Madjar
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32 In Quest of Variable Stars With Near-Infrared Surveys (Abstract)
Nicholas Epchtein
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32 The Impact on Interactive Binary Research: 18.5 Years of Space Observations With the IUE Satellite (Abstract)
R. Viotti, D. de Martino, B. T. Gänsicke, R. González-Riestra
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32 X-Ray Observations in the AXAF Era and NASA's Public Outreach Plans (Abstract)
F. Rick Harnden, Jr
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34 Interferometric Surveys and Results on Variable Stars: Now and in the Future
Margarita Karovska
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42 Supernova Searches
Peter M. Garnavich
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48 Discovering Supernovae Using a CCD Camera (Abstract)
Mark Armstrong
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48 Robotic Telescopes on the Internet and the Study of Variable Stars (Abstract)
John Baruch
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48 The Three-Reflection, Two-Mirror Telescope (TRT): a Compact Instrument for Wide Field Astronomy (Abstract)
JM. Amoretti, M. Badiali, C. La Padula, D. Nanni, A. Preite-Martinez, A. Vignato, R. Viotti
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50 Stellar Spectra and the "Virtual Observatory" Project
R. Elizabeth Griffin
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58 Overview of Stellar Pulsations and Driving Mechanisms in Relation to the Evolution of Stars (Abstract)
André Maeder
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58 Pulsating B Stars Discovered by HIPPARCOS (Abstract)
C. Aerts, C. Waelkens, P. De cat, K. Kolenberg, E. Kestens, M. Grenon, L. Eyer
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58 Stellar Variability in the Lower Part of the Classical Instability Strip (Abstract)
E. Poretti, F. Musazzi
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58 CCD Light Curves for Unstudied RR Lyrae Variables in the Core of M5 (Abstract)
Vincenzo Ripepi
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58 New CCD Photometry of RR Lyrae Stars in NGC 3201 (Abstract)
A. Piersimoni, Vincenzo Ripepi
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58 A High-Speed Photometric Survey of Normal and Peculiar A-Type Stars (Abstract)
O. M. Kurtanidze, M. G. Nikolashvili
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58 New Insights into the S Doradus Phenomenon and the Micro-Variations of Eight Luminous Blue Variables (Abstract)
M. de Groot, A. M. van Genderen, C. Sterken
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58 Comparison of Visual and Photoelectric Photometry for Bright Cepheids (Abstract)
Grant Foster, Wayne M. Lowder, Edward J. Oravec
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58 Linear Polarimetric Variations of RV Tauri Stars (Abstract)
Kazuo Yoshioka, Keiichi Saijo, Hideo Sato
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62 What Makes a Star Act Like a Mira? —and Other Conclusions From Dynamical Atmosphere Models
L. A. Willson
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72 Ground-Based and ISO Observations of Semiregular and Mira Variables
Josef Hron
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81 Pulsation Modes and Fundamental Parameters of Mira Stars (Abstract)
Dominique Barthès
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81 Four Neglected Southern Mira Stars (Abstract)
Thomas A. Cragg
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82 R Centauri, an Interesting Southern Variable
aime R. García, Sergio A. Dominguez
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84 Statistical Period Analysis of Mira Type Variables (Abstract)
Hideo Sato, Keiichi Saijo, Kazuo Yoshioka, Janet A. Mattei
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85 Correlations Between Characteristics of Mean Light Curves of Long Period Variables
Ivan L. Andronov, Larisa S. Kudashkina
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88 Period Analysis of the Light Curves of Three Semiregular Variables: AA Cygni, U Delphini, and RX Bootis
Jerzy Speil
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91 Microvariability of Red Giant Stars
N. Mowlavi, A. Jorissen
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97 The First Radial Velocity Curve for CK Camelopardalis (Abstract)
N. A. Gorynya, N. N. Samus
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98 Cataclysmic Variables: From Radio to Gamma-Rays
Brian Warner
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107 New Insights On Cataclysmic Variables From HST Spectroscopy
E. M. Sion
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123 The EUVE Dwarf Nova Project (Abstract)
Christopher W. Mauche, Janet A. Mattei
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124 Unsolved Problems in the Evolution of Interacting Binary Stars
Ronald F. Webbink
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132 Backyard Research on Cataclysmic Variables by a Consortium of Professional and Amateur Astronomers: DV UMa—A Case Study
Tonny Vanmunster
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135 The RXTE, ROSAT, IUE, EUVE, Optical Campaign Covering the 45-Day Supercycle of V1159 Orionis (Abstract)
Paula Szkody, Kent Honeycutt, Jeff Robertson, Andrew Silber, D. W. Hoard, Lora Pastwick, Ivan Hubeny, John Cannizzo, William Liller, Ronald Zissell, Gary Walker, Constanze la Dous, Janet Drew
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135 High Resolution Time-resolved UCLES Spectroscopy of AE Aqr: I. The Secondary Star Revealed (Abstract)
Juan Echevarria, Francisco Diego, David Mills, Robert Connon Smith
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137 The Characteristics of the Cool Component of the Cataclysmic Variable AE Aquarii From HIPPARCOS Observations
Michael Friedjung
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141 Parameters of the Dwarf Nova SS Cygni Obtained From UBV Photoelectric Light Curve Analysis
Irina Voloshina, Tatiana Khruzina
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144 Statistical Analyses of the AAVSO Light Curves of Z Camelopardalis and AH Herculis (Abstract)
Tansel Ak, M. Türker Özkan
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145 Recent CCD-Image Observations of RW Ursae Minoris
Hasan H. Esenoğlu, M. Türker Özkan
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148 The UV Luminosity of Z Cam Type Dwarf Novae (Abstract)
M. Türker Özkan, Hulusi Gülseçen, Hasan H. Esenoğlu, Tansel Ak, A. Talat Saygaç
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148 Analysis of AAVSO Records of the Star Z Camelopardalis
Benjamin D. Oppenheimer, Janet A. Mattei, Scott Kenyon
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149 Polars, a Growing Family
Boris T. Gänsicke, Klaus Beuermann, Janet A. Mattei
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152 Photometric Observations of Four Old Novae for Timescales From Decades to Minutes (Abstract)
S. Yu. Shugarov, E. P. Pavlenko
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153 The Variability of Stars—Supernovae Precursors
Olga A. Tsiopa
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158 A Catalogue of X-Ray Binaries (Abstract)
Oktay Guseinov, A. Talat Saygaç, Ahad Allakhverdiyev, Hulya Çalişkan
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158 Information About New Books on Highly Evolved Close Binary Stars (Abstract)
A. M. Cherepashchuk, N. A. Katysheva, T. S. Khruzina, S. Yu. Shugarov
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159 Variability and Orbital Parameters for Symbiotic Stars
Hans Martin Schmid
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163 The Light Curves of Classical Symbiotic Stars
Augustin Skopal
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168 The Photometry of Four Symbiotic Stars: UV Aur, TX CVn, BF Cyg, and V1016 Cyg for the Last 100 Years (Abstract)
S. Yu. Shugarov, O. A. Ul'janikhina
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169 Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of Symbiotic Stars
Hans Martin Schmid, I. Appenzeller, J. Krautter , H. Mandel, J. Barnstedt, M. Gölz, M. Grewing, W. Gringel, C. Haas, W. Hopfensitz, N. Kappelmann, G. Krämer
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172 HIPPARCOS Astrometric Observations of Symbiotic Stars (Abstract)
A. Emanuele, R. Viotti, D. Cardini , M. Badiali
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172 Periodic and Aperiodic Variability of Symbiotic Stars (Abstract)
Lidia L. Chinarova
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174 Light Curve Solution for Early-type Binary Systems With Radiative Interaction
H. Drechsel
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177 Classification of the Fine Effects in the Light Curves of Eclipsing Binary Stars (Abstract)
Igor Kudzej
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178 On the Feasibility of Using Eclipsing Binary Timings as Probes for Extrasolar Planets
Raymond D. Benge, Jr.
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180 Determining the Period of an Eclipsing Binary: DHK41 (Abstract)
Daniel H. Kaiser, Gary Frey
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180 Database of Times of Minima for Eclipsing Binaries as Part of a General Multiple Stars Database (Abstract)
M. Kurpińska-Winiarska
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180 Observational Evidence for a Third Body in AS Camelopardalis (Abstract)
V. S. Kozyreva, A. I. Zakharov
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182 An Unusual Brightening of the Eclipsing Binary RZ Cassiopeiae
Wayne M. Lowder
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184 How to Improve Reliability of Visual Data for Eclipsing Binaries (Abstract)
Jindřich Šilhán
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184 Light Curves of Some Chromospherically Active Binary Stars (Abstract)
Günay Taş, Emre Işik, Serdar Evren, Zeynel Tunca
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185 Eccentric Eclipsing Binaries: Tests of General Relativity
Marek Wolf
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187 Now Is the Time to Revisit V725 Sagittari
Amelia Wehlau, Tara (Atcheson) Sopoco, Serge Demers
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190 Photoelectric Photometry of Two Chromospherically Active Stars: HD 29697 (= V834 Tau) and HD 82443
Emre Işik, Günay Taş, Serdar Evren, Zeynel Tunca
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194 Flare Star Research—A New Field of Astronomy for Photometrists Observing With CCD Cameras
Gábor Szécsényi-Nagy
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197 Monitoring Blazars at Abastumani Observatory (Abstract)
O. M. Kurtanidze, M. G. Nikolashvili
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197 Thoughts on a Database of Light Curve Extrema of Periodic Variable Stars (Abstract)
M. Zejda
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198 "Asymptotic Parabolic" Fit for Light Curves
Ivan L. Andronov, Vladislava I. Marsakova
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201 Non-Parametric Methods for Periodogram Analysis: Test Function Interrelations and Properties
Ivan L. Andronov, Lidia L. Chinarova
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204 Time Series Analysis of Amateur Observations: Various Methods and Some Results
Ivan L. Andronov
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206 The General Catalogue of Variable Stars in a Changing World (Abstract)
N. N. Samus
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206 The AAVSO and Its Activities (Abstract)
Janet A. Mattei
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206 Observing Down Under (Abstract)
Frank M. Bateson
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206 Present Activities of the Hungarian Astronomical Association- Variable Star Section (HAA-VSS) (Abstract)
L. L. Kiss
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208 Variable Star Observing in Latin America: Past and Future (Abstract)
Jaime R. García
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208 AFOEV Report (Abstract)
J. Gunther
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208 Variables Down South (Abstract)
M. Danie Overbeek
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209 Report of the Bundesdeutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Veränderliche Sterne (BAV)
Wolfgang Quester
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210 Ten Years of VSOLJ (Abstract)
Keiichi Saijo, Seiichi Sakuma
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211 The Brno Regional Network of Observers (B.R.N.O.)--Variable Star Section of the Czech Astronomical Society—and Its Activities
Miroslav Zejda
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214 The François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory
G. Meynet, M. Grenon
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222 Project Jelly-Fish: B.R.N.O. Observations of Semiregular Variable Stars (Abstract)
Petr Hajek
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223 Astronomical Activities in Lithuania
Arunas Kučinskas
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226 Photoelectric Photometry At Szeged Observatory (Abstract)
Laszlo L. Kiss, G. Kaszás
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226 Photoelectric Photometry With a Small Automatic Telescope (Abstract)
E. Norman Walker, Malcolm S. Gough
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226 PICA Project—a Short Description (Abstract)
Jan Mánek
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227 Observations of Some Unique Variable Stars At the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
Elena P. Pavlenko
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230 V403 Cygni, BF Canis Minoris, and EG Cancri: Recent Observations of Three Variable Stars Discovered by Huruhata in Japan, Part 1 (Abstract)
Seiichi Sakuma
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230 Totally Eclipsed Sun Culminating Over Hungary—Meteorological Expectations for the 1999 August Event (Abstract)
Gábor Szécsényi-Nagy
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231 Issues on Finder Charts and Comparison Star Sequences (Abstract)
Wayne M. Lowder, Janet A. Mattei
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232 Is the Guide Star Catalog Usable for Making Variable Star Estimates?
J. Gunther
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234 CCDV, What Is It?
Ronald E. Royer
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236 Issues on Data Distribution (Abstract)
Janet A. Mattei
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237 Issues and Strategies for the Future
Albert V. Holm
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245 Workshop on Astronomy Education: Preamble
Michel Grenon, Janet A. Mattei
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248 Teaching Astronomy: Why and How?
John R. Percy
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255 The European Association for Astronomy Education (Abstract)
Michael Reichen
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255 New Practical Astronomy Activities in French Education (Abstract)
Jean Ripert, Josée Sert
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255 The "Astronomy On-Line" Project (Abstract)
Richard M. West
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257 Contributions of Amateur Astronomy to Education
Mario Motta
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260 AAVSO Education Project--Hands-On Astrophysics (Abstract)
Janet A. Mattei, John R. Percy
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260 The Stars for All—Géospace: an Interface Between Astronomy and Its Popularization (Abstract)
Bernard Pellequer
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260 Classroom Astronomy Via Remotely-Controlled Telescopes (Abstract)
Barrett S. Duff
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262 The High-Energy Astrophysics Learning Center--and More!
L. A. Whitlock
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266 Hands-On Activities for the Classroom (Abstract)
Donna L. Young
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267 Introducing Variable Stars Without Using Sophisticated Technology
Michael Kohl
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272 Astronomy Education in Greece
Margarita Metaxa
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274 A Light Pollution Laboratory Exercise for Introductory Astronomy Students
Raymond D. Benge, Jr., Joe Vines
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276 The Astronomy Laboratory Program At Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas (Abstract)
Michael L. Broyles
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277 "StarChild" Applications in a Classroom Setting
Elizabeth Truelove, Joyce Dejoie
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279 An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics for Urban High School Students
Winston Wilkerson
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281 The Use of 35mm Slides of Variable Stars in Astronomy Education
John R. Percy, Laura Syczak, Janet A. Mattei, John Chumack, Michael Saladyga
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284 Variable Star Research Projects for Outstanding Senior High School Students
John R. Percy
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288 Author Index
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290 Analysis of AAVSO Visual Measurements of T Tauri Variable Stars
John R. Percy, Rohan Palaniappan
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306 Using XMM-Newton and Optical Photometry to Figure Out CVs
Paula Szkody, Lee Homer, Arne A. Henden
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311 Why Publish? and the Editorial Process
Paula Szkody
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315 Book Review, "Empire of the stars: Obsession, friendship, and betrayal in the quest for black holes"
Thomas R. Williams
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318 Abstracts of Papers and Posters Presented at the 95th Spring Meeting of the AAVSO, Held in Rockford, Illinois, May 4-6, 2006
Various Authors
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322 Minutes of the 95th Spring Meeting of the AAVSO, Held May 4-6, 2006, Rockford, Illinois; Committee Reports; Treasurer's Report
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