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!

Showing 1-20 of 977 topics
VSS symposium Phil Evans 1/20/18
Nova Musca 2018 Andrew Pearce 1/19/18
Nova Mus 2018 Terry B 1/17/18
RASNZ Sections reports Mark Blackford 1/13/18
2018 Newsletters Phil Evans 12/21/17
Looking for advice on a new mount Greg Crawford 12/12/17
RW Vel - Possible Standstill Andrew Pearce 12/9/17
The stars are still there Greg Crawford 12/8/17
Standard clusters for southern hemisphere Tex Moon 12/5/17
TheSkyX User Database for DSLR SEB Targets Greg Crawford 12/4/17
CT Eri Greg Crawford 12/3/17
Email Address Stan Walker 11/29/17
TheSkyX Database for Recommended SEB CCD Targets Greg Crawford 11/28/17
BL Tel 2017 Eclipse Peter Williams 11/24/17
New article on website David O'Driscoll 11/11/17
V0454 Carinae spectroscopic and photometric campaign Mark Blackford 11/9/17
Variable Stars Symposium at NACAA 2018 Roy Axelsen 11/5/17
News ticker on website & Stephen Hovell's outburst! David O'Driscoll 10/30/17
V0454 Car Mark Blackford 10/30/17
October Newsletter available and a word on the updates to the website David O'Driscoll 10/21/17
More topics »