Note: The CCD school is cheaper for AAVSO members. The price below is for non-members and includes AAVSO membership. If you are already a member, please log in before registering for the CCD School. Qty:
2014 AAVSO CCD School (August 4-8, 2014)
$585.00 (Includes AAVSO Membership)
Once again the AAVSO will be holding a week-long CCD School taught by
AAVSO Director, Arne Henden! The school will run August 4-8, 2014 and
all classes will take place at AAVSO Headquarters in Cambridge, MA.
Arne will be retiring in early 2015, so this may be your last chance
to take this in-depth course.
The CCD school is designed for those who have some experience with a
CCD system, and who want to learn how to take professional-quality data.
The classes will cover calibration of the equipment, observing guidelines,
photometric and image processing techniques, transformation of data,
statistics and basic data-mining concepts. Projects will be assigned
using AAVSOnet data. Laptops are not needed for participation, but can
be useful in following the classroom examples. Bring any questions and
imaging problems that you might have - this is the perfect venue to get
Class size will be limited, so registrations will be accepted on a
first-come, first-served basis. The 2012 CCD School sold out, so
register early to ensure a spot!
More Information... Note: CHOICE courses are cheaper for AAVSO members, and some courses are only offered to members. If you are a member, log in to access them. If you are not a member, consider joining . Qty:
CHOICE: How to use VStar
(May 12 - June 6)
VStar is a free, open source, multi-platform
application for visualizing and analyzing time-series data. VStar
allows data to be viewed and filtered via plots or tables. The
details of each observation can be viewed individually or in tabular
form. You’ll learn how to create mean plots, phase plots, period
analysis, models and perform time-frequency analyses.
Misfortunes as Blessings in Disguise The Story of my Life By Dorrit Hoffleit $15.00 The life of Dr. Dorrit Hoffleit—world-renowned astronomer, expert on variable stars, astrometry, and the history of astronomy—is a story of hardships endured, difficulties surmounted, lessons learned, goals met, and successes attained. She has spent a lifetime at work with some of the greatest astronomers of the 20th century, and has inspired new generations of young astronomers. The American Association of Variable Star Observers is proud to publish this wonderful book. Qty:
Advancing Variable Star Astronomy: The Centennial History of
the American Association of Variable Star Observers
by Thomas R. Williams and Michael Saladyga $80.00
This timely book marks the AAVSO’s centennial year,
presenting an authoritative and accurate history of this important
association. Writing in an engaging and accessible style, the authors move
chronologically through five eras of the AAVSO, discussing the evolution
of its structure and purpose.
Throughout the text, the main focus is on the thousands of individuals
whose contributions have made the AAVSO’s progress possible. Describing
a century of interaction between amateur and professional astronomers,
the authors celebrate the collaborative relationships that have
existed over the years. As the definitive history of the first hundred
years of the AAVSO, this text has broad appeal and will be of interest
to amateur and professional astronomers, as well as historians and
sociologists of science in general.