AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Variable Star Observations in an Introductory Astronomy Course

Volume 20 number 1 (1991)

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C. Martin Gaskell
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019-0225

Abstract

Criteria for the choice of stars used in an introductory astronomy course are discussed and a list of suitable bright variable stars is given. Consideration is given to the constraints of the academic calendar, student interest, and the probable sky conditions under which the students will have to observe. Variable star observations have been assigned to over 500 undergraduates and the results are discussed.

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