All posts by Mike Simonsen, Virginia Renehan, and Rebecca Turner

The AAVSO is an international non-profit organization whose mission is: to observe and analyze variable stars; to collect and archive observations for worldwide access; to forge strong collaborations between amateur and professional astronomers; and to promote scientific research and education using variable star data.

By Mike Simonsen, Virginia Renehan, and Rebecca Turner on October 7, 2009 in

Date: October 7, 2009 Title: Mira and the Pulsating Red Giants Podcaster: Mike Simonsen with Virginia Renehan and Rebecca Turner Organization: American Association of Variable Star Observers – http://www.aavso.org Description: Today we’re going to introduce you to a group of stars known as long period variables, or LPVs for short. The most prominent of the […]

By Mike Simonsen, Virginia Renehan, and Rebecca Turner on September 7, 2009 in
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Date: September 7, 2009 Title: Cataclysmic Variables Podcasters: Mike Simonsen, Virginia Renehan, and Rebecca Turner of AAVSO Organization: American Association of Variable Star Observers www.aavso.org Description: Today we are going to talk about cataclysmic variable stars, CVs for short. Because hundreds of CVs get bright enough to study with even modest telescopes, and due to […]