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Observer Awards—2004

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Presented at the 93rd Spring Meeting, Berkeley, California, July 24, 2004

Award/recipient            Affiliation* Country          Interval    Total

Over 100,000 Observations
  Gary Poyner                           England          1991–2003 106,713
  Georg Comello                     04  Netherlands      1966–2003 105,865                          

Over 50,000 Observations
  Albert F. Jones                   14  New Zealand      1960–2003  63,766
  Lewis M. Cook                         USA              1974–2003  58,332
  Glenn F. Chaple, Jr.                  USA              1980–2003  54,527
  Kenneth J. Medway                 20  England          1973–2003  50,743

Over 25,000 Observations
  Michael A. Simonsen                   USA              1999–2003  34,278
  Shawn W. Dvorak                       USA              1981–2003  30,807
  Richard Huziak                    27  Canada           1980–2003  29,254
  Johan Van Der Looy                05  Belgium          1991–2003  29,143
  A. Patrick Abbott                     Canada           1982–2003  26,945
  Robert A. James                       USA              1953–2003  26,281
  Stanislaw Swierczynski                Poland           1991–2003  25,508
  Peter Williams                    14  Australia        1989–2003  25,047

Over 10,000 Observations
  Peter Nelson                      14  Australia        1990–2003  15,632
  Hubert Hautcler                   05  Belgium          1999–2003  13,831
  Adrian Bruno Sonka                    Romania          1999–2003  11,893
  Janos Fekete                      03  Hungary          1988–2003  11,527
  Charles W. Robertson                  USA              2001–2003  11,182
  Matyas Csukas                     03  Romania          1987–2003  11,149
  Arto Oksanen                      17  Finland          2001–2003  10,984
  Richard P. Harvan                     USA              1979–2003  10,264
  Barry B. Beaman                       USA              1964–2003  10,064
  Robert P. King                        USA              1983–2003  10,020
  Over 50,000 PEP or CCD Observations*
  Lewis M. Cook                         USA              1974–2003  51,962 CCD
  Over 25, 000  PEP or CCD Observations*
  Ronald E. Zissell                     USA              1985–2003  26,588 CCD

Over 10,000 PEP or CCD Observations*
  Peter Nelson                      14  Australia        1990–2003  13,133 CCD
  Robert A. James                       USA              1953–2003  13,058 CCD
  Charles W. Robertson                  USA              2001–2003  11,182 CCD
  Arto Oksanen                      17  Finland          2001–2003  10,984 CCD

Over 5,000 PEP or CCD Observations*
  Neil D. Butterworth                   Australia        2002–2003   9,326 CCD
  Christopher W. Hesseltine             USA              1975–2003   7,316 CCD

Over 2,500 PEP or CCD Observations*

  Thomas Michalik                       USA              1994–2003   2,701 CCD

Over 1,000 PEP or CCD Observations*
  Maciej Reszelski                      Poland           2000–2003   1,617 CCD
  Petri Tikkanen                    17  Finland          2001–2003   1,529 CCD
  Neil A. Simmons                       USA              1983–2003   1,312 CCD
  Mika Aho                              Finland          2001–2003   1,265 CCD
  Louis B. Cox                          Canada           1983–2003   1,112 PEP
  Mark J. Munkacsy                      USA              1997–2003   1,000 CCD

* 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)
14 Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand, Variable Star Section
17 URSA Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section (Finland)
20 British Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section
27 Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

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