The High Desert Astronomical Society hosts an annual double star workshop, where participants measure the
position angles and separations of double stars. Following the New Generation Science Standards (NGSS),
adopted by the California State Board of Education, participants are assigned to teams where they learn the
process of telescope set-up and operation, the gathering of data, and the reduction of the data. Team results are
compared to the latest epoch listed in the Washington Double Star Catalog (WDS) and papers are written for
publication in the Journal of Double Star Observations (JDSO). Each team presents a PowerPoint presentation
to their peers about actual hands-on astronomical research.