References

Thomas C. Smith of the Dark Ridge Observatory has been a contributing member and mentor of many student senior projects that have resulted in submitted refereed papers.
Additionally, Thomas C. Smith has been a mentor and assistant instructor for several college course lectures and a research seminar course in 2006.

This publication and reference page is under development

2005 JAAVSO paper Changes in the Light Curves of Short-Period W Ursae Majoris Binaries: Program Summary

Presentations listing

August 2003, AAS Planetary Sciences Workgroup EB Hardware and Software
February 2004, CCAS & Cuesta College Presentation Eclipsing Binary Star Project
September 2004, CCAS & Cuesta College Presentation Large Binocular Telescope
September 2004, CCAS & Cuesta College Presentation VATT; a nice observing run at the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT)
March 2005, AAVSO, Las Cruses, New Mexico Within-Season Changes in the Periods and Light Curves of W UMa Binaries
May 2005, Society for Astronomical Sciences (SAS) CCD Observations and Preliminary Analysis of the “End-of-the-Line” W UMa Eclipsing Binary V523 Cas
July 3rd, 2005, CCS & Cuesta College Presentation Deep Impact” onto Comet 9P/Tempel 1
October 2005, CCAS Club Meeting Presentation Exo-Planet Transit HD 189733b on October 16, 2005
November 2005, Cuesta College Presentation Cuesta College Eclipsing Binary Project Briefing
March 2006, CCAS Club Meeting Presentation Two Events From Dark Ridge Observatory
March 2006, Cuesta College Presentation Observatory Operation Basics
May 2006, CCAS Club Meeting Presentation Astronomy Day 2006: A short presentation on eclipsing binary stars presented by the Dark Ridge Observatory
May 2006, Society for Astronomical Sciences (SAS) Low-Cost Dual Channel Photometer
October 2006, CCAS Club Meeting Choosing the Right Telescope
May 2007, Society for Astronomical Sciences (SAS) A Study of Cepheid Variables
June 2007, STAR Workshop, San Luis Obispo, CA. A Primer on Image Acquisition and Data Reduction Using TheSky6, CCDSoft V5 and Microsoft Excel
June 2007, STAR Workshop, San Luis Obispo, CA. Dark Ridge Observatory
October 2007, Dallas Workshop on Space-age Alt-Az Telescopes Observatory Automation, Scheduling and Remote Sites
May 2008, Society for Astronomical Sciences Remote Observing at the Dark Ridge Observatory: And Beyond…
June 2008, STAR Conference Remote Observing at the Dark Ridge Observatory: And Beyond… (modified)