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Observer Awards—1997

AAVSO 86th Spring Meeting, Sion and St. Luc, Switzerland, May 28, 1997

Award/recipient            Affiliation* Country          Interval       Total

Over 200,000 Observations
  M. Daniel Overbeek                10  South Africa     1952–1996  236,418

Over 50,000 Observations
  Hendrik Feijth                    04  Netherlands      1981–1996   52,267

Over 25,000 Observations
  Laszlo Szentasko                  03  Hungary          1988–1996   30,643
  Gary Poyner                           England          1990–1996   29,588
  Tonny Vanmunster                  05  Belgium          1976–1996   28,013
  Stephen P. Cook                       USA              1965–1996   25,683
  Glenn F. Chaple, Jr.                  USA              1980–1996   25,109

Over 10,000 Observations
  Richard W. Schmude, Jr.               USA              1994–1996   13,082
  Gilbert C. Lubcke                     USA              1966–1996   11,590
  Sei-Ichi Sakuma                       Japan            1984–1996   10,466
  Gene A. Hanson, II                    USA              1980–1996   10,429
  Robert J. Modic                       USA              1993–1996   10,248

Over 5,000 PEP/CCD Observations*
  Stephen P. Cook                       USA              1965–1996    7,573 CCD
  Ronald E. Zissell                     USA              1985–1996    5,882 CCD/PEP

Over 2,500 PEP/CCD Observations*
  Raymond R. Thompson                   Canada           1962–1996    3,002 PEP

Over 1,000 PEP/CCD Observations*
  Gilbert C. Lubcke                     USA              1966–1996    2,220 CCD
  Roger Diethelm                        Switzerland      1966–1996    1,232 CCD/PEP

* Years include total AAVSO observing interval (not only PEP/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:

03 Magyar Csillagàszati Egyesület, Valtózocsillag Szakcsoport (Hungary)
04 Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging Voor Weer–en Sterrenkunde, Werkgroep Veranderlijke Sterren (Netherlands)
05 Vereniging Voor Sterrenkunde, Werkgroep Veranderlijke Sterren (Belgium)
10 Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, Variable Star Section

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