January Meeting - Guy Hurst
Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday, 5th January 2017 at 7:30pm.
Variable Stars: a vital area of observing for amateur astronomers
A study of the history of variable stars is described and the huge efforts to catalogue and classify them. The work of the various organisations such as the AAVSO and BAA Variable Star Section is described and how a team effort pooling results from many observers can be very valuable. The drawing of charts and how comparison stars are selected and measured will be covered, Special emphasis given on unique variables which defy classification especially the eruptives objects.
Visitors are most welcome to attend. We charge just £5 (£4 Junior/Student guests) per meeting to help cover the cost of the room hire.
For more details of the meeting location go to the meetings page.