Awards and Announcements
Presented at the AAVSO 90th Spring Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, May 5, 2001
Observing Achievement Awards The nightly observations of amateur astronomers are absolutely essential in collecting the quantity of data that is needed to further the study of stars, the Sun, novae and supernovae, comets and meteors. Variable star observers who contribute their observations to the AAVSO are the foundation of our organization.
|Longtime member and observer Gene Hanson receives the Observing Achievement Award for reaching his 50,000 observations milestone.|
The Observing Achievement Award is a certificate presented to those observers who have contributed to the AAVSO visual observations and Photoelectric and CCD observations.
- Over 100,000 Observations
|Paul Vedrenne ||France ||1978-2000 ||101,417 |
- Over 50,000 Observations
|Lasse T. Jensen ||Denmark ||1992-2000 ||56,245 |
|Gene A. Hanson, II ||USA ||1980-2000 ||51,107 |
|Roger S. Kolman ||USA ||1962-2000 ||50,282 |
- Over 25,000 Observations
|Rod Stubbings ||Australia ||1996-2000 ||33,288 |
|Albert F. Jones ||New Zealand ||1960-2000 ||28,211 |
|Frank Vohla ||Germany ||1989-2000 ||26,509 |
|Lewis M. Cook ||USA ||1974-2000 ||26,440 |
|Jerzy Speil ||Poland ||1976-2000 ||25,217 |
|Thomas W. Wilson ||USA ||1970-2000 ||25,138 |
- Over 10,000 Observations
|Timo Kinnunen ||Finland ||1997-2000 ||15,286 |
|Sergio Foglia ||Italy ||1991-2000 ||12,847 |
|Jay W. Mayer ||USA ||1958-2000 ||10,238 |
|Michael Kohl ||Switzerland ||1966-2000 ||10,056 |
- Over 25,000 PEP/CCD Observations
|Lasse T. Jensen ||Denmark ||1992-2000 ||34,507 CCD |
- Over 10,000 PEP/CCD Observations
|Lewis Cook ||USA ||1974-2000 ||20,068 CCD |
- Over 5,000 PEP/CCD Observations
|Gerard Samolyk ||USA ||1975-2000 ||7,434 CCD |
|Gilbert Lubcke ||USA ||1966-2000 ||5,542 CCD |
- Over 2,5000 PEP/CCD Observations
|Andy Howell ||USA ||1964-2000 ||3,308 CCD |
|James E. Wood ||USA ||1987-2000 ||2,789 PEP |
- Over 1,000 PEP/CCD Observations
|Christopher Hesseltine ||USA ||1975-2000 ||1,691 CCD |
|Raymond W. Jones ||South Africa ||1988-2000 ||1,434 PEP |
|Stephen D. O'Connor ||Canada ||1972-2000 ||1,383 CCD |
|Thomas Michalik ||USA ||1993-2000 ||1,371 CCD |
|Phillip Manker ||USA ||1994-2000 ||1,092 PEP |
|Tonny Vanmunster ||Belgium ||1976-2000 ||1,076 CCD |
We are happy to announce the following Minor Planets recently named in honor of AAVSO Director Janet A. Mattei and several AAVSO observers. We would like to congratulate each of the honorees for having their names “written in the sky.”
Minor Planet No. Name In Honor of 11695 Mattei Janet Mattei 7196 Baroni Sandro Baroni (BSR) 5038 Overbeek Danie Overbeek (OB) 13147 Foglia Sergio Foglia (FSE) 14568 Zanotta Mauro Zanotta (ZAM) 9706 Bouma Reinder J.Bouma (BMU)
AAVSO Publications Two New Variable Star Newsletters
This summer we have started publication of two bi-monthly electronic newsletters. The purpose of these newsletters is to give observers new ideas for their observing programs and generally to provide a forum for the discussion of various common topics in variable star astronomy. Below is a summary of the two newsletters.
CCD Views: This is an electronic version of the newsletter previously published by the CCD Committee. Topics range anywhere from observing techniques (proper filter usage, data reduction, etc.) to new campaigns (faint LPVs at minima, newly discovered faint CVs, etc.)
Eyepiece Views: This is a brand new newsletter aimed at visual observers. Topics range anywhere from background on variable stars (types of variables,new research, etc.) to observing targets (LPVs in need of more data, newcharts, etc.).
Basically, anything can be discussed in these newsletters pertaining to CCD or visual variable star observing. If you have any topic ideas or would like to contribute, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both newsletters are available via e-mail or on our web site. They are published near the beginning of every other month. An extra issue may be published every now and then when circumstances warrant. Please visit the following URLs to see sample issues of the newsletters and to sign-up for delivery of new ones. On the web at: http://www.aavso.org/ccdviews and http://www.aavso.org/eyepieceviews/.