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Observer Awards—2003

AAVSO 92nd Spring Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, April 23–26, 2003

Award/recipient            Affiliation* Country          Interval    Total

Over 100,000 Observations
  Gerard Samolyk                        USA              1975–2002 105,272

Over 50,000 Observations
  Rod Stubbings                         Australia        1997–2002  55,053
  Jean Gunther                      01  France           1981–2002  52,239

Over 25,000 Observations
  Maciej Reszelski                      Poland           2000–2002  38,318
  Libert A. G. Monard               10  South Africa     1992–2002  29,480
  Ronald E. Zissell                     USA              1985–2002  27,871
  Miroslav A. Komorous                  Canada           1976–2002  27,034
  James Molnar                          USA              1966–2002  26,459
  Christopher Stephan                   USA              1973–2002  26,424
  Andrei Sajtz                          Romania          1987–2002  25,030

Over 10,000 Observations
  Shawn W. Dvorak                       USA              1981–2002  23,529
  Christopher Jones                 20  England          1999–2002  11,640
  Guy M. Hurst                      20  England          1974–2002  11,365
  Joerg Neumann                     02  Germany          1993–2002  11,121
  Daniel B. Taylor                      Canada           1987–2002  10,600
  Donn Ray Starkey                      USA              2001–2002  10,226
  Michel Dumont                     01  France           1983–2002  10,182
  Hazel McGee                       20  England          1998–2002  10,059

Over 25,000 Observations PEP or CCD Observations*
  Gerard Samolyk                        USA              1975–2002  25,041 CCD

Over 10,000 PEP or CCD Observations*
  Shawn W. Dvorak                       USA              1981–2002  16,993 CCD
  Gilbert C. Lubcke                     USA              1966–2002  12,025 CCD
  Roger Diethelm                        Switzerland      1966–2002  10,988 CCD
  Donn Ray Starkey                      USA              2001–2002  10,226 CCD

Over 5,000 PEP or CCD Observations*
  Andy Howell                           USA              1964–2002   8,813 CCD
  Robert A. James                       USA              1953–2002   7,498 CCD
  Ladislav Smelcer                      Czech Republic   1995–2002   7,401 CCD
  Thomas J. Richards                    Australia        1992–2002   6,303 CCD
  Arto Oksanen                      17  Finland          2001–2002   5,493 CCD
  Charles W. Robertson                  USA              2001–2002   5,442 CCD

Over 2,500 PEP or CCD Observations*
  Michael Koppelman                     USA              2001–2002   2,522 CCD

Over 1,000 PEP or CCD Observations*
  Gary Walker                           USA              1994–2002   1,522 CCD
  Keith A. Graham                       USA              1981–2002   1,448 CCD
  Jerry Doug West                       USA              1987–2002   1,421 CCD
  Frank L. Scheder                      USA              2000–2002   1,379 CCD

* Years include total AAVSO observing interval (not only PEP or CCD observing).
Total includes PEP and/or CCD observations only (not observer’s visual contributions).

These symbols indicate observers are also affiliated with the groups below:

01 Association Française des Observateurs d’Etoiles Variables (AFOEV)
02 Bundesdeutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Veränderliche Sterne e.V. (BAV) (Germany)
10 Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, Variable Star Section
17 URSA Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section (Finland)
20 British Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section

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