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Observer Awards—2010

AAVSO 99th Spring Meeting, Mendoza, Argentina, April 15–28, 2010; 
awards presented or announced at the 99th Annual Meeting, 
Woburn, Massachusetts, October 30, 2010

    Award/recipient                     Affiliation*   Country        Interval    Total

Over 300,000 Visual Observations*
                    none

Over 250,000 Visual Observations*
                    none

Over 200,000 Visual Observations*
                    none

Over 150,000 Visual Observations*
                    Rod Stubbings                  14  Australia       1997–2009  173,519             

David Benn Receives 2011 Director's Award

 

 

It was announced at the AAVSO Banquet, Saturday, May 21, 2011, that the 2011 recipient of the AAVSO Director's Award is David Benn of Klemzig, South Australia.

Arne's citation told of how he and David met and how that meeting developed into a reincarnation of VSTAR though David's selfless hard work and devotion.

95th Spring Meeting of the AAVSO: Observer Awards

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

Note the changes in the headers and the asterisked note at the bottom.

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

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