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Reminiscences on the Career of Martha Stahr Carpenter: Between a Rock and (Several) Hard Places


Kristine Larsen
Physics and Earth Sciences, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06053

Presented at the 100th Annual Meeting of the AAVSO, October 5, 2011; received February 13, 2012; revised March 21, 2012; accepted March 24, 2012


An overview is presented of the life and work of Martha Stahr Carpenter, three-term president of the AAVSO and member since 1946, based on her reminiscences and archival research.

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