Sixth VSS Symposium

The sixth VSS symposium was a virtual meeting via ZOOM run over three days. Each day consisted of one session of 4 presentations, lasting approximately 2 to 3 hours. Talks were 30 minutes including question time (or thereabouts). Presentations were recorded for those who couldn't attend the live sessions. Presenters also made their slides available in PDF format. Links for slides and videos can be found under the abstracts for each presentation.

Videos can also be watched through the VSS YouTube channel and the dedicated VSS Symposium 6 playlist.

Saturday September 17th - 12 noon Australian Eastern Standard Time (2AM UT)

Speaker Presentation Title
Ed Budding Close Binary Stars attracting Recent Interest
Stan Walker Dual Periods in Cepheid Variable Stars
Roy Axelsen Variable star photometry with a ZWO ASI1600MM camera and the Star Adventurer Pro
Mark Blackford Eclipsing Binaries exhibiting Period Changes

Saturday September 24th - 12 noon Australian Eastern Standard Time (2AM UT)

Speaker Presentation Title
Arne Henden Twenty Years of V838 Mon
Tom Love Wrangling photons: doing spectroscopy with small telescopes
Tom Love Variable stars: what you can do with a rainbow
David Moriarty Spectroscopic and photometric analyses of several eclipsing binary systems with pulsating components and complexities of determining radial velocities in systems with three components

Sunday October 2nd - 12 noon Australian Daylight Saving Time (1AM UT)

Speaker Presentation Title
Carl Knight Locating non-transiting exoplanets by transit timing variation
Lia Bernabo Constraining the Love numbers h2 and k2 of exoplanets
Jeff Byron Improved Time-of-Minimum Estimates of EW binary stars using JK-LC
Arne Henden Making Telescopes Robotic: The AAVSOnet Example