The RASNZ Variable Star Section and Variable Stars South
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272 Heath Road, Waiharara 0486, New Zealand
Presented at the 100th Annual Meeting of the AAVSO, October 7, 2011; received December 5, 2011; accepted December 9, 2011
The Variable Star Section of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand (RASNZ-VSS) began in 1927 and has now been revived in the shape of Variable Stars South. This review introduces Variable Stars South (VSS), then continues by outlining some of the history of the RASNZ-VSS, discusses the more worthwhile achievements of the old RASNZ-VSS, and mentions some of the observers and others who contributed to those successes.