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AAVSO Officers and Council - Arlo Landolt

Arlo Landolt (Council member: 2017-2019)

Arlo is Ball Family Professor of Astronomy Emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He is an observational astronomer, who has been active in establishing photometric standard star sequences, and in the study of variable stars, eclipsing binaries, and star clusters. He served nine years as Secretary of Section D (astronomy)of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), eighteen years as Secretary of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), fifteen years on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), as well as terms as President of International Astronomical Union's (IAU) Commission 25 and of Division IX, and six years on the Council of the AAVSO. Data provided by the AAVSO community have for years proven of great value in the support of astronomical research. He is interested in the financial viability of the AAVSO as well as the robustness of the JAAVSO. Arlo foresees the increasing importance of what has been called the amateur professional collaboration, and will do what he can to enhance such efforts.

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