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AAVSO Council

AAVSO Officers and Council Members

OFFICERS 2017-2018


Kristine Larsen
2015 - Present

Astronomy, Ph.D.

AAVSO Officers and Council-William Stein

William Stein

Astronomy, Ph.D.

Imaging Scientist, Physical Science Department, New Mexico State University

AAVSO Officers and Council-Katrien Kolenberg

Katrien Kolenberg (Council member: 2016-2018)

Astronomy, Ph.D.

Professor of Astrophysics University of Antwerp, Belgium; Associate Researcher University of Leuven, Belgium & Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA

AAVSO Officers and Council-Joyce A. Guzik

Joyce A. Guzik (Council member: 2015-2017, 2017-2019)

Astronomy, Ph.D.

Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

AAVSO Officers and Council-Gary Walker

Secretary 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015–2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018

Gary Walker

Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, B.S., M.Sc.

Northop-Grumman (retired); Maria Mitchell Association

AAVSO Officers and Council-Roger S. Kolman

1st Vice President 2015–2016

Roger S. Kolman

Physics, Ph.D.

Argonne National Laboratory (retired); Adjunct Lecturer, Harper College in Palatine, Illinois; ACT tutor at the Huntington Learning Center in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

AAVSO Officers and Council-Kristine M. Larsen

President 2015–2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018

Kristine M. Larsen

Astronomy, Ph.D.

Professor of Astronomy and Faculty Coordinator, Copernican Planetarium Geological Sciences Dept., Central Connecticut State University

AAVSO Officers and Council-Stella Kafka


Stella Kafka

Astronomy, Ph.D.

"I am thrilled to be part of an active community of professional and non-professional astronomers trying to understand the most exciting (sometimes unpredictable) objects in the night sky!"

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Announcing the Candidates for 2016 AAVSO Council Elections

Slate of candidates for AAVSO Council elections to be held November 2016

Richard Berry, Lyons, Oregon
Tom Calderwood, Bend, Oregon
David Gagnon, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Mike Joner, Provo, Utah
Katrien Kolenberg, Heverlee, Belgium -  *running for re-election
Linda Morgan-O’Connor, Danforth, Maine
Richard S. Post, Lexington, Massachusetts
Gregory R. Sivakoff, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Biographical statements from candidates

Richard Berry, Lyons, Oregon


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