Variable Stars South

Variable Stars South is an association of astronomers, mainly amateur, interested in researching the rich and under-explored myriad of southern variable stars.

Renamed from the Variable Star Section of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand, it was founded in 1927 by the late Dr Frank Bateson, OBE, and became the recognised centre for Southern Hemisphere variable star research. Its current Director is Stan Walker.

VSS covers many areas and techniques of variable star research, organised into "Projects" such as Beginners' Visual Observations and Dual-Maxima Miras. The goal of each project is to obtain scientifically useful data and results. These may be published in recognised journals, or supplied to international specialist data collection organisations.

VSS is entirely an Internet based organisation, working through its website and its email group VaribleStarsSouth, which you are now visiting. It also encourages members to work in with major international organisations such as the Center for Backyard Astrophysics and the American Association for Variable Star Observers.

Anyone with an interest in variable star astronomy is invited to join this egroup. And if you wish to join the Variable Stars South community, you can do so here. There is currently no cost to register with VSS!

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