October topic: Amateur Spectroscopy and the AAVSO
Speaker: Dr. Steven Shore
Dr. Shore is the Chief of the Observational Spectroscopy Section of the AAVSO and a professor at the University of Pisa.
Dr Shore will give an introduction to spectroscopy and discuss a science case where amateurs can make a contribute to the science. Professional astronomers using large telescopes have limited resources and are willing to partner with amateurs for support with photometric and spectroscopic data acquisition. AAVSO, distinguished for its contribution to photometry, is conducting a major effort to rigorously collect and validate spectroscopic data from amateurs.