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95th Spring Meeting of the AAVSO: Observer Awards

AAVSO 95th SPRING MEETING, ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS, MAY 5-6, 2006

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OVER 200,000 VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Charles Scovil Receives Peltier Award from Astronomical League

ASTRONOMICAL LEAGUE
CITATION TO ACCOMPANY AWARD
LESLIE C. PELTIER AWARD
This Award is provided by the Astronomical League and Meade Instruments For
Amateur Astronomers who contribute astronomy observations of lasting
significance.

Given To

Berto Monard's GRB Award

GRB030725: An Amateur Discovery in a Professional Field

Berto Monard, an AAVSO member and observer, is the first amateur to discover the afterglow to a GRB before the professional community. While many afterglows have been imaged by amateurs, including the famous GRB030329, this is the first time an afterglow was discovered and published by an amateur.

Observer Awards—2009

AAVSO 98th Spring Meeting,
May 19 - 21, 2009, Northwoods Resort, Big Bear Lake, California

The Astronomical League's Leslie C. Peltier Award

Harlow Shapley once referred to Leslie C. Peltier as "the world's greatest living amateur astronomer." This was a view shared by all who knew him, or knew of him. During his active observing life, which spanned all, or parts of eight decades, he made over 132,000 observations of variable stars, discovered twelve comets and six novae.

Staff Recognition Awards

Special Recognitions

The American Astronomical Society's Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award for exemplary research by an amateur astronomer (2015)

Mike Simonsen

Gamma-Ray Burst Award

This award is given to an amateur astronomer for the discovery of a gamma-ray burst optical afterglow.

Announced at the 103rd Spring Meeting of the AAVSO Ontario, California, June 2014

Arto Oksanen

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