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Observer Awards—2005

Presented at the 94th Spring Meeting, Las Cruces, New Mexico, March 26, 2005

Award/recipient            Affiliation* Country          Interval      Total

Over 100,000 Observations
  Lewis M. Cook                         USA              1974-2004   121,326

Over 50,000 Observations
  Eddy Muyllaert                    05  Belgium          1986-2004    64,774
  Tonny Vanmunster                  05  Belgium          1976-2004    54,744
  Frank Vohla                       02  Germany          1990-2004    52,897
  Harald Marx                       02  Germany          1969-2004    50,891
  Attila Kosa-Kiss                  03  Romania          1976-2004    50,798
  Sandor Papp                       03  Hungary          1983-2004    50,410

Over 10,000 Observations            
  Neil D. Butterworth                   Australia        2002-2004    18,351
  Thomas J. Richards                14  Australia        1992-2004    15,166
  Eric Morillon                     01  France           1988-2004    12,101
  Wolfgang Kriebel                  02  Germany          1989-2004    11,866
  Istvan Kovacs                     03  Hungary          1981-2004    10,834
  Christopher W. Hesseltine             USA              1975-2004    10,710
  Alexandre Amorim                  13  Brazil           2000-2004    10,250
  Erwin Van Ballegoij               04  Netherlands      1984-2004    10,228
  Tom Kracji                            USA              2002-2004    10,207
  Etsuiku Mochizuki                     Japan            1964-2004    10,000

Over 100,000 PEP/CCD Observations*  
  Lewis M. Cook                         USA              1974-2004   114,956 CCD

Over 50,000 PEP/CCD Observations*   
  Gerard Samolyk                        USA              1975-2004    50,182 CCD

Over 25,000 PEP/CCD Observations*   

  Shawn W. Dvorak                       USA              1981-2004    31,771 CCD
  Tonny Vanmunster                  05  Belgium          1976-2004    25,080 CCD
  Robert A. James                       USA              1953-2004    25,078 CCD

Over 10,000 PEP/CCD Observations*   
  Neil D. Butterworth                   Australia        2002-2004    18,351 CCD
  Thomas J. Richards                14  Australia        2004-2004    15,091 CCD

Over 5,000 PEP/CCD Observations*    
  Tom Krajci                            USA              2002-2004     8,112 CCD
  Michael Koppelman                     USA              2001-2002     5,116 CCD

Over 2,500 PEP/CCD Observations*    
  David Boyd                        20  England          2003-2004     4,661 CCD
  David P. Messier                      USA              2003-2004     4,165 CCD
  Keith A. Graham                       USA              1981-2002     3,875 CCD
  Mark J. Munkacsy                      USA              1997-2003     3,519 CCD
  Charles Pullen                        USA              1999-2002     3,480 CCD
  Gary Walker                           USA              1994-2002     2,786 CCD

Over 1,000 PEP/CCD Observations*    
  Liebert (Berto) Monard            10  South Africa     1992-2004     2,668 CCD
  Alexandru Corlan                      Romania          2001-2004     2,420 CCD
  Radu Corlan                           Romania          2001-2004     2,405 CCD
  Walter J. MacDonald II                Canada           1982-2004     2,267 CCD
  Michael Nicholas                      USA              2001-2004     1,818 CCD
  Stephen E. Robinson                   USA              2001-2004     1,813 CCD
  Scott Jamieson                        USA              2001-2004     1,434 CCD
  Bernard Heathcote                     Australia        2002-2004     1,366 CCD
  William J. Aquino                     USA              2000-2004     1,348 CCD
  Arne A. Henden                        USA              2000-2004     1,291 CCD
  Gary W. Billings                      Canada           2000-2004     1,266 CCD
  Bruce L. Gary                         USA              2001-2004     1,249 CCD
  Ronald R. Royer                       USA              1954-2004     1,035 CCD

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

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)
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
13 Brazilian Observational Network REA
14 Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand, Variable Star Section
20 British Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section

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