If you are new to the AAVSO you probably found this site because you have some interest in astronomy. As the name AAVSO might imply, we occupy a special niche in the astronomical community focusing specifically on variable stars. However, If you aren't what a variable star is or why people observe them then start here.
If that sounds interesting then you have come to the right place. We have a full repertoire to help you learn more about these unique objects: