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Observing Sections' Webinar Series: Schedule of Topics

Each webinar's speaker(s) and their specified topics will be announced as each webinar approaches.

June 27th: Bright Star Monitor (BSM) Webinar

Presenter: David Cowall 
         - Henrietta Leavitt
         - Overview and missions of the BSM Section
         - Hardware
         - IT/AI
         - Emily Morgan Telescope
         - Educational Opportunities
     Q & A

July 11th: Eclipsing Binaries

     Topics and panelists:
         - Intro to EBs, Gerry Samolyk
         - AAVSO Legacy EB Program, Gerry Samolyk
         - The science of O-Cs, Gary Billings
         - Planning EB observations, Gary Billings
         - Introduction to PHOEBE 2.3: a binary simulation and fitting program, Bert Pablo

July 18th: Exoplanet 

     Topics and panelists:
         - The AAVSO Exoplanet Section: Its History and Purpose – Dennis Conti, AAVSO
         - The Role of Amateur Astronomers in Exoplanet Discovery – Dennis Conti, AAVSO
         - Student Involvement in Exoplanet Discovery – Caroline Odden, Phillips Academy
         - The AAVSO Exoplanet Database – George Silvis, AAVSO
         - The Role of Amateur Astronomers in Exoplanet Follow-up – Rob Zellem, JPL/NASA
      Q & A

July 25th: High Energy Network

     Topics and panelists:
         - Introduction – Dave Hinzel and Stella Kafka
         - “Hunting the Stellar Undead” – Greg Sivakof
         - “Observing GRB Optical Afterglows” – Arto Oksanen
         - “Finding the Source of Gravitational Waves in the First Few Minutes: The HotShots Citizen
            Science Project” – Ann Zabludoff
      Q & A

Aug. 1st: Long Period Variables

Aug. 8th: Short Period Pulsators

Aug. 15th: Solar

Aug. 22nd: Spectroscopy

Aug. 29th: Young Stellar Objects

Sept. 5th: Instrumentation & Equipment

Sept. 12th: Cataclysmic Variables

Sept. 19th: Photoelectric Photometry

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