Variable Star Course for Members - New Date!

Note new dates - now 15-16 March

Amateur astronomers can be involved in real science in many ways. One of the very interesting ways is undertaking Variable Star observations. Every night, amateurs from around the world are observing variable stars and providing their information to organisations like Variable Stars South (VSS) and American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). This data is regularly used by professional astronomers in their work. You can participate in this science with equipment as basic as the naked eye, binoculars, DSLR cameras and through to telescopes with CCD cameras.

Tom Richards from VSS will be showing ASSA members how to be involved in this interesting process providing information on selecting candidate stars, making observations, getting involved in campaigns on stars of special interest, data and image processing and a lot more. ASSA member David Benn of VStar fame will also talk about how to use his fantastic software in analysis your data. 

The two day session will be held at Netcraft in Glen Osmond over the weekend on 15th and 16th of March 2014 (take note of new dates!). 

Places are filling fast but spaces are still available. If you are interested, please advise Robert Jenkins at or on 0419 861 308.