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Observer Awards—2006

AAVSO 95th Spring Meeting, Rockford, Illinois, May 6, 2006

Award/recipient            Affiliation* Country          Interval   Total

Over 200,000 Observations (visual only)
  Wayne M. Lowder                       USA              1949–2005  209,439

Over 150,000 Observations (new category, visual only)
  John E. Bortle                        USA              1963–2005  171,352
  Marvin E. Baldwin                     USA              1961–2004  175,481
  Edward G. Oravec                      USA              1943–2003  170,552
  Thomas A. Cragg                   14  Australia        1945–2005  151,735

Over 100,000 Observations (visual only)
  Albert F. Jones                   14  New Zealand      1960–2005  105,524

Over 50,000 Observations (visual only)
  Gunther Krisch                    02  Germany          1969–2005   52,378

Over 25,000 Observations (visual only)
  Maciej Reszelski                      Poland           2000–2005   39,751
  William Goff                          USA              1981–2005   33,028
  Laurent Bichon                    01  France           1986–2005   27,466
  Robert H. Hays, Jr.                   USA              1977–2005   25,428

Over 10,000 Observations (visual only)
  Stephen Kerr                          Australia        2001–2005   17,833
  Andrzej Markiewicz                    Poland           1999–2005   11,737
  Hiroshi Matsuyama                     Japan            1978–2005   11,596
  Hartmut Bretschneider             02  Germany          1993–2005   10,087

Over 50,000 Observations PEP/CCD Observations*
  Robert A. James                       USA              1953–2005   71,432 CCD
  Tonny Vanmunster                  05  Belgium          1976–2005   62,317 CCD
  Vance Petriew                     27  Canada           2001–2005   60,390 CCD
  Shawn W. Dvorak                       USA              1981–2005   50,489 CCD

Over 25,000 Observations PEP/CCD Observations*
  Neil D. Butterworth                   Australia        2002–2005   41,358 CCD
  Richard J. Huziak                 27  Canada           1980–2005   37,162 CCD
  Peter Nelson                      14  Australia        1990–2005   28,830 CCD
  Donn Ray Starkey                      USA              2001–2005   25,833 CCD

Over 10,000 PEP/CCD Observations*
  Richard Miles                     20  England          2004–2005   17,975 CCD
  David Boyd                        20  England          2003–2005   14,539 CCD
  James L. Jones                        USA              2003–2005   11,651 CCD
  Christopher Hesseltine                USA              1975–2005   11,392 CCD
  Timothy Crawford                      USA              2001–2005   10,892 CCD
  Libert A. G. Monard               10  South Africa     1992–2005   10,398 CCD

Over 2,500 PEP Observations* (CCD no longer awarded at this level)
  Raymond W. Jones                  10  South Africa     1989-2005      2,671 PEP

* Years include total AAVSO observing interval (not only PEP/CCD/PTG observing).
Total includes only visual or PEP/CCD observations, depending on award.

Note: As of these awards, the CCD 1K, 2.5K, AND 5K awards have been discontinued, and the 150K award level added. If a CCD milestone is reached, no corresponding cumulative award is given. A cumulative award no longer includes CCD/PEP—it is visual only.

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

01 Association Française des Observateurs d’Étoiles Variables (AFOEV)
02 Bundesdeutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Veränderliche Sterne e.V. (BAV) (Germany)
05 Vereniging Voor Sterrenkunde, Werkgroep Veranderlijke Sterren (Belgium)
10 Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, Variable Star Section
14 Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand, Variable Star Section
20 British Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section
27 Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

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