An international campaign for monitoring the next periastron passage of eta Carinae in 2014

We are calling for collaborators to join us in the monitoring of the next periastron passage of eta Carinae, which will occur on July 26th 2014. We are planning on an international, co-ordinated campaign to observe eta Car using as many southern telescopes as possible in order to obtain a dense, multispectral monitoring, especially around periastron passage.

We welcome the collaborations of both amateur and professional observers, as occurred during the ProAm ConVento campaign, which included a workshop after the campaign.

A document containing a detailed description of the proposed campaign can be downloaded from this link:

A web page is currently being developed to host all the relevant informations about the campaign.

People who are interested in participating should send an e-mail to The subject must be 'etaCar2014', and the body message should contain your full name and affiliation.