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J. Scott Shaw
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Georgia
Athens GA, 30602
Office: [706] 542-2870





Projects that I am involved in:

Binary Star Research: particularly Near Contact Binaries

I am in the process of updating a list of Near Contact Binaries. Some of these have been studied for a long time, such as V1010 Oph, and some are recently discovered.

The most recently discovered are 248 new Near Contact Binaries found in the NSVS

That search also turned up more than 13,000 other periodic variables including new members of two groups of rare eclipsing systems:

Cool Algols

GS Binaries (eclipsing systems with both components a subgiant or giant star)



Doesn’t everyone’s page have some links to pretty pictures? The most famous one is:


NASA Picture of the Day