With only a few days left in this year's Annual Campaign, we are close to reaching, and with your help, passing our goal of raising $40,000 this year. Please help us reach our goal by making a tax-deductible donation by Monday, July 11th.
By making a donation to the 2016 Annual Campaign you will help the AAVSO continue to supply scientists, citizen astronomers, educators and students with the data, tools and services they can only get from the AAVSO.
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.
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.
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.
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.