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Variable Star Section

The VSS was formed in 1890, the year the BAA was founded, with the aim of collecting and analysing observations of variable stars. The Section is run by a small group of Officers who deal with various aspects separately but meet at intervals to discuss and decide future plans and policy. Feedback to members is through the VSS Circulars published four times a year and through the BAA Journal.

Section Officers

DirectorRoger Pickard SecretaryBob Dryden Chart SecretaryJohn Toone Binocular SecretaryShaun Albrighton Nova/Supernova SecretaryGuy Hurst Database SecretaryAndrew Wilson Eclipsing Binary SecretaryDes Loughney Recurrent Objects SecretaryGary Poyner Circulars EditorJanet Simpson Web managerGary Poyner