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AAVSO Annual Report 2009-2010

The revised AAVSO Annual Report 2009-2010 (with changes to the Headquarters staffing section) is now online:

http://www.aavso.org/annual-report

Minor Planet Pebble

AAVSO member, observer and science educator Dr. Pebble Richwine has had a minor planet named in her honor - 268242 Pebble. Pebble did her PhD in science education at the University of Arizona where her dissertation was on using variable stars in elementary school science education. She's given talks at many AAVSO meetings and is currently a science educator in Georgia.

Here is the official citation:

Reporting DSLR Data

Over in the Citizen Sky forums we have begun a discussion about how to properly report DSLR data.
Click below to read the guidelines:

http://www.citizensky.org/forum/report-dslr-data

Alert Notice 441: Monitoring of Bright Giant Variables requested in support of ground-based spectroscopy and for long-term study

Note:  A thread for this campaign has been created in the AAVSO Campaigns and Observation Reports discussion forum:  https://www.aavso.org/bright-giant-variables-campaign

Coverage of the stars in this campaign should be continued for long term monitoring. Spectroscopy is not being obtained, but optical coverage is needed to help understand their behavior.  -  Elizabeth O. Waagen, 17 April 2020

New ejaavso preprint: "CI Cygni 2010 Outburst and Eclipse: An Amateur Spectroscopic Survey..."

"CI Cygni 2010 Outburst and Eclipse: An Amateur Spectroscopic Survey—First Results From Low Resolution Spectra" by F. Teyssier

 

http://www.aavso.org/ejaavso

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.

Minor planet 12789 Salvadoraguirre named for AAVSO member!

Minor planet 12789 Savadoraguirre is named for AAVSO member/observer Salvador Aguirre, M.D. (observer code "ASA"), an avid amateur astronomer from Hermosillo, Mexico. He has conducted many observations of variable stars, asteroid occultations, meteors, and comets. He has also help popularize and coordinate amateur astronomical research within Mexico.

http://www.aavso.org/minor-planet-names-honor-aavso-members-and-observers

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