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AAVSO Scientific committee, section, division, and program chairs, 1911-2013

Note: years shown prior to 1949 are as found in available archival records and may not be definitive.

Committee                     Years                   Chair; co–chair

Auroral                       1940–1948               Edward A. Halbach
                              1951–1954               Donald S. Kimball

Cataclysmic Variable          2008–2013               Mike Simonsen; Gary Poyner

Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)   1992–1994               Priscilla J. Benson
                              1994–1996               Priscilla J. Benson; Gary Walker
                              1996–1999               Gary Walker; Priscilla J. Benson
                              1999–2008               Gary Walker

Classical Cepheids            1967–1994               Thomas A. Cragg

Chart Curators                1928–1935               Helen S. Hogg
                              1936–1947               Ferdinand Hartmann
                              1948–1961               Richard W. Hamilton

Charts                        1918–1920               John J. Crane
                              1921–1934               David B. Pickering
                              1934–1948               Dalmiro F. Brocchi
                              1948–1955               Harold B. Webb
                              1955–1969               Richard W. Hamilton
                              1971–1992               Clinton B. Ford
                              1992–2006               Charles E. Scovil
                              2006–2010               AAVSO Headquarters
                              2010–                   Mike Simonsen

Data Mining                   2008–2010               Michael Koppelman

Eclipsing Binary              1965–1969               David B. Williams
                              1969–2007               Marvin E. Baldwin
                              2007–2008               Gerard Samolyk
                              2008–                   Gerard Samolyk; Gary Billings

Education and Outreach        2006–2009               Pamela Gay

Long Period Variable          2008–2009               Katherine Hutton; Mike Simonsen
                              2009-                   Mike Simonsen

Moon                          1935                    Ernest W. Brown

Nova Search                   1935–1939               Luverne E. Armfield
                              1939–1948               Roy A. Seely
                              1953–1955               Margaret W. Mayall
                              1955–1972               George Diedrich
                              1972–1983               Carmine V. Borzelli
                              1983–2011               Rev. Kenneth C. Beckmann

Occultations                  1928–1937               J. Ernest G. Yalden
                              1937                    Dirk Brouwer
                              1937–1938               Anne S. Young
                              1938–1951               Alice H. Farnsworth
                              1951–1956               Margaret H. Beardsley
                              1956–1958               Sarah J. Hill
                              1958–1968               Roy A. Seely
                              1968–1971               Charles M. Good
                              1971–1976               John E. Bortle
                              1976–1977               George Fortier

Photoelectric Photometry      1955–1966               Lewis J. Boss
                              1966–1975               Arthur J. Stokes
                              1975–2003               Howard J. Landis
                              2003–2004               John P. Manker
                              2004–2006               AAVSO Headquarters
                              2006–                   James H. Fox

Photographic                  1936–1938               Lynn H. Matthias
                              1938–1941               J. L. Woods
                              1941–1942               A. E. Navez
                              1942–1949               Leon Campbell
                              1961–1963               Charles H. Giffen
                              1963–1964               Richard H. Davis

Red Variables                 1936–1937               Leon Campbell

RR Lyrae                      1968–2007               Marvin E. Baldwin
                              2007–2008               Gerard Samolyk

Satellite Tracking            1956–1957               R. Newton Mayall

Short Period Pulsator         2008–2011               David A. Hurdis; Gerard Samolyk
                              2011-                   Gerard Samolyk; Shawn Dvorak

Solar                         1944–1954               Neal J. Heines
                              1955–1963               Harry L. Bondy
                              1963–1978               Casper H. Hossfield
                              1981–1984               Robert B. Ammons
                              1984–1999               Peter O. Taylor
                              1999–2000               Elizabeth Stephenson
                              2000–2001               Joseph Lawrence
                              2001–2006               Carl E. Feehrer
                              2006–2010               Paul Mortfield
                              2010-                   Rodney Howe

Supernova Search              1988–2007               Rev. Robert O. Evans
                              2007–                   AAVSO Headquarters
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