Category Archives: variable stars

The Keck Observatory Celebrates 20 Years Of Operation

The W. M. Keck Observatory went into operation twenty years ago, and at the time its twin 10m-telescopes made it the largest observatory in the world. It has been a phenomenally successful observatory, and has made important discoveries in many … Continue reading

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The Virtual Astronomical Observatory Rolls Out Science Services!

At the 219th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held from January 8th through 12th, the Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) held a workshop entitled “Tools For Data Intensive Astronomy.”  There, the VAO project demonstrated its first set of science services, … Continue reading

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The Kepler Mission: A Gold Mine of Variable Stars

The Kepler Mission was designed to find transiting, Earth-like exoplanets, by continuously observing over 100,000 stars in a field centered in the constellation of Cygnus. Two years into the mission, it is also providing an extraordinarily rich collection of time-series … Continue reading

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