Dear AAVSO Members and Observers,
Dr. Stephanie Slater (Center for Astronomy & Physics Education Research [CAPER] and Capitol College) has requested that active AAVSO members and observers take a survey about basic astronomy knowledge at the following URL:
The survey is based on the Test Of Astronomy STandards (TOAST) and is about basic astronomical concepts. They are interested in how variable star astronomers will answer the questions, how that compares to other kinds of groups, and how traits of the AAVSO members might influence their responses.
Results will be presented at the upcoming AAVSO meeting and will likely be formally published. All submissions are anonymous and participation is entirely optional.