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.
|Fw: new message||pnelson||11/23/15|
|VSSS4 & NACAA presentations||David O'Driscoll||11/21/15|
|Accurate Timing and malware alert||Greg Crawford||11/10/15|
|Fw: new message||pnelson||10/28/15|
|October 2015 Newsletter is now available||David O'Driscoll||10/24/15|
|L2 Pup behaving strangely||Andrew Pearce||10/19/15|
|VSS Website is down||David O'Driscoll||10/7/15|
|RCB Star V854 Cen Apparently in Decline||Peter Williams||10/1/15|
|Comet C2013US10 Catalina and V854 Cen||Peter Williams||9/30/15|
|Nova PNV J18033275-2816054||Mati_Morel||9/29/15|
|Next newsletter||Phil Evans||9/23/15|
|BL Tel 2015||Peter Williams||9/9/15|
|TW Crucis||Stan Walker||9/8/15|
|Start thinking about VSS Symposium 4!||David O'Driscoll||8/29/15|
|any BV Cen obs?||alan plummer||8/25/15|
|RE: [VSS] ST Ind (was Eclipsing Binary Targets)||Greg Crawford||8/9/15|
|Effect of star colour on the eye?||Bob Evans||8/7/15|