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2016 Annual Campaign: Providing Certainty in Uncertain Times

We live in exciting, unpredictable times. The boundaries of our knowledge are expanding at an accelerating rate, just like the universe we live in. It is impossible to know what the world will look like even five years from now.

The Argelander Society gains two new members

Friedrich Wilhelm August Argelander is generally considered the father of variable star astronomy. He was the first astronomer to begin a careful study of variable stars. At the time, only a handful of variables were known, and he was responsible for introducing the modern system of naming them using the capital letters R-Z.

Year End Giving 2015

Tis the season
If you’re like most people, you do your major giving toward the end of the year. This is also the time of year most non-profit organizations receive over half their donations for the calendar year. 

Donating to AAVSO via Amazon.com

The good news is - there is more than one way to donate to AAVSO via Amazon.com. The bad news is – it is not as straightforward or easy as it could be.

The links from our website that connect users to our Amazon Associates Program direct you to an Amazon home page via the URL: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=aavso-20.

Investing in our Community

by Jeno Sokoloski, President, The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)

Thank you for your support

There are so many ways to say thank you, but no matter what language is spoken, they all convey the same message of gratitude and appreciation. We wish to express to all our donors around the world our sincere thanks for your generosity in support of this year's annual campaign. 

Your AAVSO 2015 Annual Campaign

This year's annual campaign is all about you.

2014 Benefactors

2014 Benefactors

Supernova Society ($20,000 or more)
Post, Richard
The Robert Martin Ayers Sciences Fund

Nova Society ($10,000-19,999)

Director's Circle ($5,000-9,999)
Myers, Gordon

Patrons ($2,500-4,999)
Centala, John
Goff, William
Welch, Doug
Williams, Thomas R.

Advocates ($1,000-2,499)
Baldwin, Marvin E.
Berry, Richard
Guinan, Edward F.
Hinzel, David H
Howe, Rodney H.
Landolt, Arlo U.
Larsen, Kristine M.
Martin, John C.
Mittelman, David
Schorr, Frank
Simonsen, Mike 
Starkey, Donn R.
Templeton, Matthew
Turner, David G.

Sponsors ($500-999)
Bartlett, Terrill
Billings, Gary W.
Boulet, Dan
Chantiles, Dean N.
Horne, Jerry
Jay, Karen
Kolman, Roger S.
Louisiana State University
Mattei, Mike
McWilliams, Alexander Scarborough 
Stanton, Richard H.
Stine, Robert J.
Walker, Gary
Wilcoxen, Mark

Contributors ($250-499)
Burrows, Thomas A.
Creigh, Charles T.
de Jong, Mark S.
Dillon, Bill (TX)
Harris, Barbara
Hose Jr., Richard Kenneth
King, Ronald
Menzies, Kenneth
Moehlmann, Jon
Nagle, John R.
Padovan, Stefano 
Persha, Gerald
Seargeant, Albert
Sitko, Michael
Society for Astronomical Sciences 
Stein, William
Warner, Brian D.

Friends ($100-249)
Adler, Helmar
Alton, Kevin B.
Bagyinszki, Peter
Bailey, Daniel
Barnes III, Thomas G.
Beaman, Barry B
Bennett, Gerald
Bois, Bernard 
Borgwald, James M.
Bradley, Walter
Bretl, Thomas
Brettman, Orville
Brooks, David
Bryant, Tom
Chamberlin, Joan 
Coker, Philip
Cole, Gary
Cowall, David Eric
Cox, Louis B.
Crawford, Tim
Crosby, Blake
Douglass, Donald B.
Elizabeth O Waagen
Fienberg, Richard T.
Fox, James
Garnavich, Peter M.
Giangobbe, Mitchell
Glassner, Richard
Gowen, Herbert
Graham, Keith A.
Granslo, Bjorn
Guzik, Joyce
Hambsch, Franz-Josef (Josch)
Heasley, Allen S.
Henden, Arne
Hesseltine, Christopher W.
Hoofnagle, Dennis
Horne, Jeffery
Hough, David H.
Huziak, Richard
Kafka, Styliani 
Kay, James
Kinne, Richard
Koppelman, Michael
Kostelecky, Timothy
Kouveliotou, Chryssa
Lawler, Jim
Levine, Stephen
Long, Knox S.
Loughney, Des
Maerz, Brian
Nelson, Peter R.
Nelson, Robert H.
Norton, Thomas S.
Ott, John J.
Paxson, Kevin B.
Pearce, Andrew
Pullen, Charles
Raymond, John C.
Reeves, Terry
Rocha, Jose
Rodriguez Marco, Miguel
Sabo, Richard
Sakuma, Sei-ichi
Seargeant, Jim
Sjoberg, George
Smeggil, John
Smith, Horace Alden
Smith, James C.
Smojver, Lee
Soukup, Michael
Stephan, Christopher
Stubbings, Rod
Sworin, David J. 
Tomlin, Ray E.
Tsuji, Seiji
Tubbs, Carl
Walter, Bradley S.
Wasatonic, Richard
Wiley, Edward
Wing, Robert F.

Supporters ($1-99)
Adib, Carlos
Amburgey, Leonard L.
Arminski, Andrzej
Arnold, James 
Artale, Christopher
Ashmore, Patrick
Ballegoij, Erwin van
Barlow, Robert 
Bartlett, Marshall Grant
Becker, Carter M
Bedient, James
Benni, Paul
Berg, Richard
Billiaert, Bruno
Birriel, Jennifer
Boardman, James
Bolt, Gregory
Bordner, Charles A., Jr.
Boyd, David
Boyle, Robert James
Bradbury, Mark Alan
Breckinridge, James 
Brewster, Michael
Briggs, John W.
Brown, Robert Lee
Burns, Christopher
Cadmus, Robert R., Jr.
Calia, Charles
Cash, Jennifer
Cassignard, Laurent
Ciocca, Marco
Clark, Wayne E.
Cooney, Walter R., Jr.
Coulehan, Vincent
Croom, Mark
Danskin, Keith H.
Darlington, Graham
Davis, Jack F.
De Araujo, Nikita Selicina
Dedrickson, Duane
Dempsey, Frank
Derbyshire, Ella
Deren, Oskar
Dietz, Richard D.
Dose, Eric
Dowhos, David J.
Dowhos, David J.
Dudley, Robert
Dukes, Albert D., Jr.
Dunn, Anne R.
Eggenstein, Heinz-Bernd
Erdelyi, Emery
Fabrega, Joaquin
Fahey, Walter
Faulkinbury, Jeffery
Foster, Mark D.
Fowler, Douglas
Fridlund, Carl Vilhelm Malcolm
Froeschlin, Christian
Gandet, Thomas L.
Garey, Patrick J.
Gaustad, John E.
Ghiri, Mauro
Glez-Herrera, Alfredo
Goldman, Don
Goodridge, Jim
Hager, Timothy
Hall, James
Hampton, Walter R. 
Harper, David C.
Hay, Kim 
Hill, Robert S.
Hock, Leslie 
Holm, Albert V.
Hoppes, Phillip
Howard, Conrad
Howell, Steven
Hunter, Tim
Hurdis, David A.
Janssens, Luc
Johnson, Jessica
Johnston, A. Sidney
Joner, Michael
Jordan, Thomas
Kadooka, Mary Ann
Kaitchuck, Ronald
Karovska, Margarita
Kato, Eiji
Kendall, Jason
Kent, Susan
Kerr, Stephen
Kidder, Jon
Kiyota, Seiichiro
Kneip,Raymond
Knight, Carl R.
Kohl, Michael
Kolenberg, Katrien  
Krafka, Frank
Lemay, Damien
Lindsey, Kevin
Los, Edward J.
Ludington, Whit
Maca, Thomas
Mais, Dale
Majors, David
Matsnev, Dimitri
Mauche, Christopher W.
McCammon, John 
McDonald, Patrick
McMath, James Bruce
Moat, Alice
Moeller, Michael
Moonen, Roel
Morales, Irma Andrea Fuentes
Morgan, Siobahn
Morrison, Nancy
Mukai, Koji
Murphy, Andrew 
Neill, John G
Neily, Jr., Clark M.
Nicholas, Michael
Norris, Paul M.
Novak, Rudolf
Oksanen, Arto
Paquin, George Joseph
Parson, Timothy G.
Percy, John R.
Pierce, Thomas 
Pieri, Roger
Plante, Philip L.
Ponthiere, Pierre De
Powell Jr.,William Lee
Putnam, Randal A.
Rebecca Turner
Reinking, Todd
Ritzel, John
Roberts, Edward
Roman, Nancy Grace
Sadauskas, Jonas
Sadun, Alberto
Saladyga, Michael
Samolyk, Gerard
Santacana, Guido E
Sara Beck
Sarty, Gordon Eric
Sawyer, Edward
Sawyer, George M.
Schiff, Stephen C.
Scott Tracy
Shotter, Larry
Silvis, George A.
Simmons, Neil Alan
Singer, Burton
Sliski, Alan
Smith, J. Allyn
Soderblom, David
Steck, Timothy
Stevens, Berton L.,  Jr.
Sullivan, Philip H.
Sykes, James
Szkody, Paula
Teays, Terry
Tegon, Antonio
Thomas, Wayne E
Undreiu, Lucian
Veliz, Claudio
Virtanen, Jani Petri
Wahlgren, Glenn M.
Wehlau, Amelia
Weir, Robert
Whelan, David
Wilkerson, Jeffrey A.
Wilkerson, Winston S.
Williams, Richard
Williams, Roger
Wilson, William M.
Woerner, Edwin L.
Wolfe, Stephen A.
Wood, Gary
Yatsenkov, Igor
Young, Joshua
Zeller, Paul

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