High School Students Watching Stars Evolve

Percy, John R. and MacNeil, Drew and Meema-Coleman, Leila and Morenz, Karen (2012) High School Students Watching Stars Evolve. Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (JAAVSO), 40 (1). p. 416. ISSN 0271-9053 (Print), 2380-3606 (Online)

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Abstract

We describe a study of period changes in 59 RR Lyrae stars, using times of maximum brightness from the GEOS database. The work was carried out by outstanding senior high school students in the University of Toronto Mentorship Program. This paper is written in such a way that high school or undergraduate physics and astronomy students could use it as a guide and template for carrying out original research, by studying period changes in these and other types of pulsating variable stars.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2017 02:17
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/603

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