Category | American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)

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 […]

By Mike Simonsen on August 7, 2009 in
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Date: August 7, 2009 Title: Eclipsing Binaries Podcaster: AAVSO, with Mike Simonsen, Virginia Renehan and Rebecca Turner. Organization: American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) http://www.aavso.org Description: Today we will discuss eclipsing binaries, variable stars that are actually two stars in orbit around each other, where one star periodically eclipses the light from its companion. […]

By Mike Simonsen on July 7, 2009 in
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Date: July 7, 2009 Title: The Mysterious Epsilon Aurigae Podcaster: Mike Simonsen of AAVSO Organization: AAVSO www.aavso.org Description: In this episode Mike interviews Rebecca Turner from the AAVSO to find out all about the strange star Epsilon Aurigae and the AAVSO’s Citizen Sky project to study it. This will be the largest citizen science research […]

By Mike Simonsen on June 7, 2009 in

Date: June 7, 2009 Title: The Brightest Stars In The Sky Podcaster: Mike Simonsen of AAVSO Organization: AAVSO www.aavso.org Description: In today’s episode we discuss the brightest stars in the sky, and the little known fact that about one in three of them is actually a variable star. Some of them vary so subtly you […]