2021 Astronomy Webinars and How-to Hours: schedule

Webinars: two per month, with most consisting of presentations by two astronomy researchers. Each presentation lasts about 30 to 45 minutes, followed by Q & A (so webinars with two speakers last about two hours). 

How-to Hours: one per month, each introducing a specific practical aspect of variable star astronomy. Each hour starts out with a 30-minute talk, followed by a roughly 30-minute Q & A period. Topics are selected based on the feedback from our community on on past webinars.

July

Saturday’s Date

Presenter(s)

Webinar Title(s)

 

3

 

 

How-to with Sebastián Otero

 

 

A Quick Guide on VSX

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

1) Dr. Sanlyn Buxner

18:00 UT start time

 

2) Dr. Kathy Vivas

19:30 UT start time

 

 

1) Celebrating Amateur Astronomers Engaging in Exploration, Outreach, and Research

 

2) Las galaxias más pequeñas del Universo y sus estrellas variables

¡el seminario web con Dr. Vivas se presenta en español!

(Please note: Dr. Vivas's webinar is presented in Spanish!) 

 

24

 

 

Ken Menzies, George Silvis, & Gary Walker

 

 

"AAVSOnet proposals: what, why, and how?" and "Introduction to the Bright Spectral Robot"

 

 

August

 

Saturday’s Date

Presenter(s)

Webinar Title(s)

 

7

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John Toone

 

 

Visual Photometry of Variable Stars

14

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Dr. Elmé Breedt

 

 

The Gaia Science Alerts Transient Survey

 

28

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1) Dr. Gibor Basri

 

2) Ana Parra

 

 

1) Information and Illusions in Starspot Light Curves 

 

2) Ana's Journey into Exoplanet Transit Analysis 

 

September

 

Saturday’s Date

Presenter(s)

Webinar Title(s)

 

4

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How-to with Gary Billings

 

 

Information from Periodic Star LCs

 

 

11

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George Silvis

 

Using AAVSO's Exoplanet Database for Reporting and Retrieving Exoplanet Observations

 

 

25

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Francois Cochard

 

New to Spectroscopy? A few tips to start successfully 

 

Questions? Email aavso@aavso.org