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Photos of Art Stokes

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Photos of Danie Overbeek


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The Clinton B. Ford Observatory

—Notes by Msgr. Ron Royer, with additional information compiled from the AAVSO Archives

The Ford Observatory and the AAVSO

The AAVSOs "Old Guard"


From the beginning, the number of observations being sent to the AAVSO each year began to rise dramatically: from 4,900 in 1911; to 11,600 in 1912; 16,800 in 1914; 17,400 in 1917; 19,300 in 1921; and 26,900 in 1924.

The emergence, founding, and growth of the AAVSO


Amateur involvement in variable star astronomy from 1909 to 1918

Before the AAVSO

Amateur observers of variable stars in the United States from 1875 to 1910.
The full text of this article appears in the Journal of the AAVSO, Vol. 27, No. 2, 1999.


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