At the AAVSO’s 105th Annual Meeting in November 2016, a key event was the panel discussion on the role of the AAVSO in the era of the large surveys. The six panel members (all associated with the large surveys) and the other meeting attendees had an excellent discussion, with much good dialogue and many insightful questions and answers going in both directions.
Bidding in a silent auction is done privately via pre-printed sheets of paper set up at the auction table. You may bid on multiple items at once. Afterward, the written bids are examined and the person who bid the highest for each item claims and pays for that item.
Please keep in mind that this is a fundraising event. Items are usually purchased for prices exceeding the item’s retail value. Please be generous. All the proceeds go directly to the general fund and support critical AAVSO operations.