Our community

VSS is comprised of a community of like-minded individuals working collectively to meet a variety of research goals.

The following pages provide information about the activities of the community.

Newsletters

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The VSS Newsletter is usually published four times a year. It provides project leaders with the opportunity to publish interim results and project information and for members to report on activities. It includes regular sections on publications, hardware and software relevant to variable star observ...

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Discussion forum

To stay in touch with news, alerts and general discussions on all things variable star related, we use Google Groups.

Access of open to all members registered with VSS. If you would like to join us, please contact the webmaster.

If you are a VSS member, you can access the Google Group here.

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Articles

Members of the VSS community frequently publish articles in journals. Hover your mouse over the images below to see details and to download previous articles.

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Events & presentations

VSS runs a number of symposia and other events. Information about upcoming and past events and the presentations at them can be found here.

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Posters

VSS publishes posters at some conferences attended by our community.

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RASNZ Publications

As noted elsewhere, Variable Stars South was formed out of the ashes of the old RASNZ Variable Star Section. The Director of the RASNZ VSS was Dr Frank M Bateson, who produced a series of documents called “Publications of Variable Star Section, Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand”, which repla...

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RASNZ VSS Circulars

As noted elsewhere, Variable Stars South was formed out of the ashes of the old RASNZ Variable Star Section. That organisation generated a series of documents known as Circulars, which were later replaced by the Publications.

Mati Morel has scanned these important historical documents, and they...

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Variable Star Memorandum

In 1989, Mati Morel set himself the goal of preparing a chart for every new southern nova that came up. These were sent out to a select group of observers, often within 24 hours. They were sent out under the banner name “Variable Star Memorandum”, or VSM for short. The VSMs ran to 236 issues betwee...

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