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Walking With AAVSO Giants—A Personal Journey (1960s)


Roger S. Kolman
279 South Milton Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137

Mike Simonsen
AAVSO Headquarters, 49 Bay State Road, Cambridge, MA 02138

Presented at the 100th Annual Meeting of the AAVSO, October 7, 2011; received January 25, 2012; revised March 26, 2012; accepted March 27, 2012


Through pictures, anecdotes, and remembrances, the authors recount the inspiration, friendship, and camaraderie Roger S. Kolman shared with such legendary AAVSO figures as Leslie Peltier, Clinton B. Ford, Carolyn Hurless, Thomas A. Cragg, Margaret Mayall, and others during the decade of the 1960s that led to his fifty years as an AAVSO member and observer, and a career as a physicist, astronomer, and educator.

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