British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

BAA Observing Sections

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.

The Variable Star Section external website is currently being transferred to this site. During this process, this site will remain active. Because of this, work in progress will be visible. When the transfer of an item is completed you will be notified in the update below.  26/07/2018.

Updates will appear here:


                                BAA Databases
Photometry Database Spectroscopy Database

                VSS Observational Programmes
CCD Target List CV & Eruptive Eclipsing
Pulsating Supernovae
                        VSS Other Information
Alert Group Butterworth Award Facebook
JD Calculator HJD Calculator Links
Memoirs Mentoring Past Meetings

Section Officers

Jeremy ShearsSecretaryBob Dryden Chart SecretaryJohn Toone Pulsating Stars Co-ordinatorShaun Albrighton Nova/Supernova SecretaryGuy Hurst Database SecretaryAndrew Wilson Eclipsing Binary SecretaryDes Loughney CV’s & Eruptive Stars Co-ordinatorGary Poyner Circulars EditorGary Poyner WebmasterGary Poyner