AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

The Frontiers of RR Lyrae and Cepheid Variable Star Research (Abstract)

Volume 48 number 1 (2020)

Karen Kinemuchi
Apache Point Observatory, P.O. Box 59 2001, Apache Point Road, Sunspot, NM 88349; kinemuchi@apo.nmsu.edu

Abstract

(Abstract only) I will present highlights of the RRL/Cep 2019 Conference: Frontiers of Classical Pulsators—Theory and Observations, held in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. This conference is a biannual gathering of astronomers to discuss our favorite stars, the RR Lyrae and Cepheids. With datasets coming from a variety of ground and space based projects, new discoveries as well as new questions are formed for classical pulsator science. In my overview, I will briefly cover some of these exciting results from the conference.