AAVSO 111th Annual Meeting, 2022

A coyote in the seated howling position in front of a cactus. Background is astrophotograph filled with clouds. Text reads, AAVSO 111th Annual Meeting & Workshop, November 4-7, 2022, Tucson, AZ

* See the schedule below! 

* Meet AAVSO's new Executive Director, Dr. Brian  Kloppenborg 

* In-person registration closes October 25th

* Located at The Omni Tucson National Resort

     Book your stay while there's room!**

* Or attend online: register by October 31st!

* AAVSO members: register for the in-person workshop by October 25th

* Join the AAVSO today to get the meeting discount available to members!

                    Meet the keynotes!

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Meeting Schedule:

Abstracts are coming soon!

Date/time

Activity or presenter

Talk Subject

Talk Title

Friday, Nov. 4

Opening Reception

 

 

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Cash Bar

 

 

8:00 p.m.

Keynote: Sean Walker

Survey

MDW Hydrogen-Alpha Sky Survey

Saturday, Nov. 5

Annual Meeting Day 1

 

 

8:00- 8:30

Coffee

 

 

8:30-8:40

Welcome!

 

 

8:45 a.m.–9:20

Keynote: Landolt Lecture (Dr. Arne Henden)

APASS

The AAVSO Photometric All-Sky Survey (APASS)

9:20–9:40

Dr. Eric R. Craine

Sky Survey

A Program for Characterizing Variable Stars Discovered in the MOTESS-GNAT Sky Surveys

9:40–10:00

Douglas Walker

CubeSat

A CubeSat for UV/Optical Pro-Am Astronomy

10:00–10:20

Teja Begari (an AAVSO ambassador)

Ambassadors

Work by Ambassadors of the AAVSO: The Outreach

10:20–10:50

Coffee Break

 

 

10:50–11:10

 

Mark Spearman

 

Photometry

 

Methods for Transforming Photometric Observations to a Standard System

11:10–11:30

Ken Menzies

Photometry

How To Select Comparison Stars and Why?

11:30–11:50

Gary Walker

Photometry

MWC349: Outburst or Anomalous Photometry?

12:00 p.m.–2:00

Lunch Break

 

 

2:00–2:35

Keynote: Dr. James Clem

Education

Arlo U Landolt (1935-2022): A Life Above Standards

2:40–3:00

 

Matthew Craig

 

Education

 

Development of an observational astronomy course and accompanying open source software

3:00–3:20

Brenda Paul

Education

A Glimpse into in a High School Astronomy Classroom

3:20–3:40

Michelle Creech-Eakman

Mira

Reference Set of Mira Variables for the World to Share

3:40–4:00

Henry Prager

Mira

Characterizing Mass Loss in Mira and SR Variables in the LMC

 

 

 

 

Sunday, Nov. 6

Annual Meeting Day 2

 

 

9:00 - 10:30

Membership Meeting & Awards

 

 

10:30–11:00

Coffee Break

 

 

11:00–11:35

 

Keynote: Dr. Lilliana Rivera Sandoval

 

White Dwarf

Outbursts in ultracompact white dwarf binaries: powerful tools to understand their interaction processes

11:40–12:00

Paul Temple

White Dwarf

A Search for Micro-Variability in White Dwarf Stars

12:00 p.m.–2:00

Lunch Break

 

 

2:00–2:35

Keynote: Dr. Misty Bentz

Black Hole

Measuring the Masses of Monster Black Holes

2:40–3:00

 

Robert T. Zellem

 

exoplanet

 

Exoplanet Watch:  Inviting Citizen Scientists to Observe Transiting Exoplanets

3:00–3:20

 

Tom Esposito

 

exoplanet

 

Transiting Exoplanet Science Results from Citizen Astronomers with the Global Unistellar Network

3:20–3:40

Coffee Break

 

 

3:40–4:00

Stephen Cook

Binary

RS Crt—No Longer Eclipsing

4:00–4:20

 

Anne M. Hedlund

 

Binary/pulsator

 

Double-Pulsator `Hidden’ Binaries: New Targets for Studying Classical and Solar-like Oscillations

4:20–4:40

 

Dr. Joyce A. Guzik

 

Pulsator/binary

 

A Visit to a Few High-Amplitude Delta Scuti Stars

7:00–10:00 p.m.

Closing banquet

 

 

Monday, November 7--Workshop:

Advanced Use of AstroImageJ for Exoplanet Observing with Dennis Conti! 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MST.

(Please note: no events will take place on November 8)

 

New to the Annual Meeting: The Arlo Landolt Award

During our 2022 Annual Meeting, the AAVSO begins a new tradition: the Arlo U.
Landolt Lecture. This lecture celebrates the memory of Dr. Landolt, who was both a
brilliant scientist and a gentleman beloved by the AAVSO community. His lifetime of
work has dramatically increased our understanding of the cosmos.
The honor of presenting this prestigious lecture will be awarded each year to a
prominent astronomer whose research expands upon Dr. Landolt’s accomplishments.

The 2022 Arlo Landolt Award recipient and guest speaker: Dr. Arne Henden!

Dr. Arne Henden received his doctorate from Indiana University, and subsequently worked for Goddard Space Flight Center, The Ohio State University, and the U.S. Naval Observatory as an instrumentation specialist. For the last decade of his career, he served as the director of the AAVSO. He retired to New Hampshire, where he currently runs several automated telescopes. Dr. Henden is the author of a textbook and several hundred scientific articles, and has given lectures worldwide.

Dr. Henden will be discussing special elements of the AAVSO Photometric All-Sky Survey (APASS). APASS was started from discussions with Arlo Landolt, and was awarded an NSF grant based on his support of the project. All-sky calibration is necessary for the AAVSO to provide comparison stars for targets of interest, and APASS was designed to meet that goal.  Arne will highlight the early history of the all-sky calibration project, as well as comparisons with other surveys. He will also announce the status of DR11, the next formal release of APASS. Dr. Henden will then conclude by describing the new XPASS and APASS2 projects, with their all-sky completion and bright-star extension, along with volunteer opportunities for helping with the survey.

 

** Transport tip: it is recommended that if you will not be renting a car, that you arrange transport to and from the airport via Uber or Lyft, as taxis are not common in Tucson. The ride to or from the hotel is estimated to take about 25 minutes, and will likely cost about $60.

Questions? Email aavso@aavso.org