5th European Variable Star meeting in Barcelona


Meeting: Saturday 27th May 2023 – complete day

Sunday 28th May 2023 – only morning

Sunday 28th May 2023 – afternoon: GEOS MEETING (administration and varia)

Dead line for registration: 2023 May 1st.

Deadline for contributions to the program: April 1st, 2023.

Location: CosmoCaixa in Barcelona city.

Web site: http://rr-lyr.irap.omp.eu/photometry/EVS5/

Registration fee : 66 euros - Payment via web registration, through AAS bank Account.


Thursday 25th or Monday 29th the meeting (date still open), will be a public conference organised by CosmoCaixa with a relevant scientist. This is still open and pending of confirmation.

Invited Speakers for the meeting: Katrien Kolemberg, Gisella Clementini and Robert Szabo.

GEOS contribution to the meeting: Register on the web site and make an effort to give a title for a presentation.


On Sunday afternoon, a GEOS meeting is scheduled (administration and various topics).



Une réunion par ZOOM a été décidée autour de la Pleine Lune  du mois de mai 2022

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Une réunion par ZOOM a été décidée autour de la Pleine Lune  du mois de mars 2021

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We are pleased to announce that the IV edition of the RRL meetings  RR Lyrae/Cepheids 2022 - Large-scale surveys as bridges between spectroscopy and photometry will take place in the island of La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) from 26 to 30 September, 2022. The conference, intended to be in-presence, will be hosted by the H10-Taburiente Playa, Los Cancajos.  


The registration for the meeting has opened on March 8, 2022. Detailed information can be found at the web page





The purpose of the series is to bring together the specialists of stellar pulsations in the classical instability strip (i.e., variables like δ Scuti, SX Phe, RR Lyr, Cepheids, Long-Period and Mira variables). These pulsating stars are used both as distance indicators and as laboratories for the study of stellar interiors. Large photometric surveys such as OGLE and the VVV have strongly contributed to the massive detection of RR Lyr in different stellar systems. They improved the Period-Luminosity relations and enhanced the variety of the physical properties supplied by the classical Petersen diagrams of radial modes. The surveys by CoRoT, Kepler, TESS satellites made it possible to detect non-radial modes, unveiling an unexpected mode mixture. RR Lyr and Cepheids are thus entering the domain of ensemble asteroseismology, opened by δ Sct and LPV variables. Other more complex phenomena such as the Blazhko effect and cycle-to-cycle variations are challenging our knowledge of the stellar atmospheres. The all-sky survey made by Gaia puts all our variable stars at the right place in the Galaxy, largely improving their use as distance ladders. The Gaia DR3 will disclose the huge treasure of the photometric time series. Not only this, the Vera Rubin Observatory will be a further large-scale photometric facility for the study of pulsating variables.

All these aspects will be revisited in the light of recent observational data. However, the new purpose of the La Palma meeting is to discuss how spectroscopy contributes to the study of pulsating variables. Spectroscopic surveys (APOGEE, S5 , RAVE, ...) produced homogeneous sets of catalogues and databases very helpful to define the environments where our variables are located. On the other hand, high-resolution spectroscopy is essential to investigate the projection factor to solve the H0 tension, to check the differences between the behaviours of photosphere and chromosphere induced by pulsations, to discover low-metallicity stars, and to certify cycle-to-cycle variations.

The Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos (ORM) hosts the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG), equipped with the HARPS-N and GIANO-B instruments, well suited to perform high-resolution spectroscopy. The WEAVE multifiber spectrograph mounted at the William Herschel Telescope (WHT), also at the ORM, is ready to contribute to large-scale surveys. Not only the TNG and the WHT, but the whole battery of the ORM telescopes (Gran Telescopio Canarias, Nordic Optical Telescope, Mercator, ...) are suitable to study pulsating variables.

With these premises we propose to meet again in La Palma to consolidate the scientific interest of stellar pulsations and to be prepared to exploit the large-scale surveys, both photometric and spectroscopic.


SOC: G. Fiorentino (INAF- OA Roma); K. Kinemuchi (Apache Point Observatory and New Mexico State University);

A. Kunder (Saint Martin's University); N. Matsunaga (University of Tokyo);

M. Monelli (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, co-chair); E. Poretti (INAF-TNG, co-chair);

V. Ripepi (INAF-OA Capodimonte); R. Smolec (Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center);

R. Szabó (Konkoly Observatory); K. Visas (NOIRlab)

LOC: G. Andreuzzi (INAF-TNG, co-Chair); L. Di Fabrizio (INAF-TNG, co-Chair); C. Gallart (IAC); N. Hernández Cáceres (INAF-TNG); M. Martin Rodríguez (TNG); M. Monelli (IAC); E. Poretti (INAF-TNG); M. Sánchez Benavente (IAC); J.J. San Juan Gómez (INAF-TNG)


* Spectroscopic Surveys * Gaia DR3 * Photometric surveys * Distance scale/H0 tension

* The Milky Way (structure, streams, halo, bulge, disc) * Local Group galaxies

* Future instrumentation, projects, data analysis  techniques * Theory and pulsation models, Stellar evolution models

* Rotation, Atmospheric dynamics, binarity * Blazhko, Petersen diagram



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Une réunion par ZOOM a été décidée pour le mois d'avril 2021 avec le choix entre plusieurs heures et dates.

GEOS Webinaire vient de créer un sondage intitulé : "WEBINAIRE GEOS n°4".

Merci de bien vouloir participer au sondage à l'adresse suivante :
Date choisie et invitation :

GEOS Webinar#4

Heure : 17 avr. 2021 05:00 PM Paris

Participer à la réunion Zoom


ID de réunion : 999 9591 4906

Code secret : 988031

A  meeting by ZOOM was decided for the month of April 2021 with the choice between some times & dates.
GEOS Webinar has just created a poll entitled: "GEOS WEBINAR n ° 4".

Please participate in the survey at the following address:
Chosen date and inviation:

GEOS Webinar#4

Time : APRIL 17  2021 05:00 PM Paris



Meeting IDID : 999 9591 4906

Code: 988031