2014 – Kolonica 21 – 30 July


IgorKudzejVihorlat ObservatoryO
MartinAmbrusKHaP MH Žiar nad Hronom3. SRR
TomášDobrovodskýKHaP MH Žiar nad Hronom3. SRR
JurajDankoGymnázium v Snine4. O-C EBR
MariannaHronovská4. O-C EBR
DávidBodnárPF UPJŠ6. Model EBR
MiroslavFedurcoPF UPJŠ6. Model EBR
PatrykIwanekOA UJ6. Model EBR
PaulinaSowickaOA UJ & MOA Niepołomice6. Model EBR
KlaudiaZięba7. SuperhumpsR
SebastianPioreckiBolestraszyce, Polsko8. CepheidsR
FilipSowaBrwinow, Polsko8. CepheidsR
BartlomiejDebskiOA UJ6. Model EBS
StefanParimuchaPF UPJŠ6. Model EBST
MarcinCikalaLubomir Observatory7. SuperhumpsS
SękGrzegorzMOA Niepołomice8. CepheidsST
Pavol A.DubovskýVihorlat Observatory3. SR; 4.O-C EBST
MatúšKamenecVihorlat ObservatoryT
legend:S =Supervisor
T =Operator, technical assistant
R =Researcher
O =Organizer



The astrocammp was organized by the Vihorlat Observatory in cooperation with the Podduklianske Educational Centre in Svidník at the observatory in Kolonica. Co-organizers were the Slovak Association of Astronomers, the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the UPJŠ in Košice, the Non-Investment Fund Teleskop. The event took place from 21 to 30 July 2014. A diverse group of people from Slovakia and Poland met here, whose common interest is variable stars. The 19 participants included professional astronomers, astronomy students, but also amateur astronomers and members of astronomy clubs from primary and secondary schools.

The content of the Variable astrocamp is to solve research tasks that participants choose from the offered list. Of the nine prepared assignments, 5 were finally solved: Semiregular variable stars, O-C diagram of eclipsing binary stars, Model of binary stars, Superhumps and Cepheids. In addition, a group from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of UPJŠ Košice worked on putting a new 0.5-meter telescope into operation. The research teams benefited from data they practically observed using telescopes at the observatory. However, they also had to resort to the use of archival data, because the weather was not very conducive to practical observations. Only 3 nights were usable. The output of each team was a final presentation. All of them were presented at a mini-seminar on the last evening of the astrocamp. The level of presentations was really high.

RNDr. Igor Kudzej, CSc.

Director of the Vihorlat Observatory in Humenné