AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Variable Stars in the LSST Era (Abstract)

Volume 48 number 1 (2020)

Ardis Herrold
1321 W. Desert Dew Place, Oro Valley, AZ 85737; amacio@comcast.net

Abstract

(Abstract only) The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will usher in new opportunities for variable star research and observing beginning in late 2022. LSST will detect a wide range of transient events, from optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts to long term monitoring of your favorite type of variable star in six bands. The LSST Education and Public Outreach team will develop the main access to data and information for teachers and students, science enthusiasts, and amateur astronomers. We want to hear from you—what kind of data and alerts are you most interested in, and what will you do with them?