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Astrophysics of variable stars; proceedings.


Astrophysics of variable stars; proceedings.

Conference on Astrophysics of Variable Stars (2005: Pecs, Hungary) Ed. by Christiaan Sterken and Conny Aerts.

Astronomical Soc./Pacific


480 pages



Astronomical Society of the Pacific conference series; v.349


In these proceedings of this Ph.D. school of September 2005, lecturers describe broad topics within variable star science and the students attending present short papers and posters. The lectures topics include an overview of astronomical databases, space photometry and time series analysis, the virtual observatory, binaries as astrophysical laboratories, binary stars and their light curves, eclipsing binary stars, stellar pulsation, intrinsic variability in multiple systems and clusters, and pro-am collaboration and the AAVSO. The Ph.D. student presentations and posters encompass a variety of topics, and the session on the communication of scientific results includes projects, collaborations and career aspects, the daily challenges of a researcher, public outreach, and tips on writing and presenting a scientific paper.

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