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Words of Remembrance for Janet A. Mattei

 

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Our prayers are with Janet and Michael, I lost my father last month who got me started in astronomy. This year has started out rough for me with the lost of my father and Janet. I am happy to know that when I look up at the night sky I know that my father and Janet are looking down at me and encouraging me to keep observing variable stars. —Paul Kneipp

Words of Remembrance for Janet A. Mattei

 

 

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I have just returned from the National Science Festival here in SA and was unable to access my e-mail whilst there.

Words of Remembrance for Janet A. Mattei

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It was with deep sorrow that I learned of the death of Dr. Janet Mattei. It is great loss for amateur and professional astronomy. Please accept my sincere condolences. —Jerzy Speil (Poland)

Words of Remembrance for Janet A. Mattei

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After not reading it for many, many weeks, this morning I decided to catch up on the latest on the AAVSO discussion list. Instead, I suddenly found myself thrown into another, sad, Universe, as I read about Janet's death. Devastating and surreal...

Words of Remembrance for Janet A. Mattei

 

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I received the news with great pain. I had the privilege of meet she in Montevideo, 1992 in one Convention of LIADA. (Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia) I would also like to express my condolences to Dr. Mattei's family and friends. —Esmeralda Mallada (Uruguay)

The Clinton B. Ford Observatory

—Notes by Msgr. Ron Royer, with additional information compiled from the AAVSO Archives

The Ford Observatory and the AAVSO

The emergence, founding, and growth of the AAVSO

 

Amateur involvement in variable star astronomy from 1909 to 1918

Before the AAVSO

Amateur observers of variable stars in the United States from 1875 to 1910.
The full text of this article appears in the Journal of the AAVSO, Vol. 27, No. 2, 1999.

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