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AAVSO Council

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

AAVSO Officers and Council-William Stein

William Stein 2015-2017

Astronomy, Ph.D.

Imaging Scientist, Physical Science Department, New Mexico State University

AAVSO Officers and Council-Aaron Price

Aaron Price 2015-2017

Learning Sciences, Ph.D.

Manager of Evaluation and Research, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

AAVSO Officers and Council-Joyce A. Guzik

Joyce A. Guzik 2015-2017

Astronomy, Ph.D.

Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Announcing the Fall 2015 AAVSO Council Election Nominees

Please click on the name of the nominee to view his/her online biography. Council election ballot instructions were mailed electronically to each member in mid-September. Best of luck to all of our 2015 nominees!

Section Leaders

Current Section Leaders

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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!"

AAVSO Officers and Council-Arne A. Henden

Honorary Council Member

Arne A. Henden

Former AAVSO Director (2005-2015)

AAVSO Officers and Council-Doug Welch

Doug Welch 2013-2015

Astronomy, Ph.D.

Professor, Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University

AAVSO Officers and Council-David G. Turner

David G. Turner 2009-2011, 2011-2013, 2013-2015

Astronomy, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and Physics at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia


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