Variable Star Observing
The ARO observes variable stars and submits observations to the AAVSO. The focus has been to contribute to specific observing campaigns or to observe newly discovered objects or objects undergoing outburst (catacalysmic variables, etc.).
As of November 13, 2017, 24,119 observations have been submitted to the AAVSO International Database.
In the past, it observed variable stars (mainly Cepheids and suspected Cepheids) and bright open clusters. This work was done with Daniel Majaess and David Turner of Saint Mary's University Astronomy and Physics.
We are not searching for supernovae now, but in the past made 4 supernova discoveries from ARO.