For those who could not attend the AAVSO 2013 Spring Meeting in person but wish to take part, we will be broadcasting the following 2 events via GoToWebinar:
Talk by AAVSO Vice President Jeno Sokoloski
"Working Together to Understand Novae"
Friday, May 17 at 11:00am EDT (15:00 UT)
In ancient times, people occasionally looked up to find a “nova,” or new star, in the sky. With about 35 per year in our galaxy, novae are the most common major stellar explosions. Although researchers now understand what causes a white dwarf to suddenly brighten into a nova, many puzzles remain, such as why novae appear to eject orders of magnitude more material than predicted by theory, and how a uniform eruption on a spherical white dwarf can expel matter in the form of jets, clumps, and rings. Coordinated observations at radio, optical, and X-ray wavelengths can answer these questions. I will describe a new opportunity for amateur astronomers to work with professional astronomers who are using X-ray and newly upgraded radio telescopes to observe novae. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about novae, share their own expertise, and participate in the process of scientific discovery.
For more on this project or general discussion of novae, visit the new AAVSO Nova Forum.
Please click here to register for the broadcast of Jeno's talk. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
AAVSO Membership Meeting
Saturday, May 18 at 9:30am EDT (13:30 UT)
- Will include Secretary's report, Treasurer's report, other misc announcements/reports from 9:30 to 10:30
- 30 min break from 10:30 to 11:00
- Director's Report from 11:00 to 12:00
Please click here to register for the broadcast of the Membership Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
We hope to "see" you there!