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 Dr Tom Richards.

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 www.VariableStarsSouth.org 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 invided to join this egroup. And if you wish to join the Variable Stars South organisation, you can do so here. The annual fee is NZ$20.



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Probable nova in Sagittarius Mati_Morel 2/14/15
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light elements paper published Margaret 2/7/15
VSS Newsletter - Jan 2015 available! David O'Driscoll 1/27/15
VSS Website up again (and hopefully will stay up!) David O'Driscoll 1/26/15
VSS Website back up David O'Driscoll 1/17/15
VSS website restored David O'Driscoll 1/14/15
V854 Cen undergoing another fade Andrew Pearce 1/14/15
CVs Stan Walker 12/23/14
Next newsletter Phil Evans 12/16/14
S Car Faint Maximum Andrew Pearce 12/13/14
New VSS Director Tom Richards 11/27/14
Director and incorporation Mark Blackford 11/18/14
Incorporation Stan Walker 11/15/14
Director Stan Walker 11/14/14
Progress towards a Director... Carl Knight 11/13/14
YY Gru spectrum wanted Tom Richards 11/13/14
Best resources for published E-region stars Carl Knight 11/12/14
New Director Tom Richards 11/7/14
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