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Observer Awards—2008

Observer Awards—2008

AAVSO 97th Spring Meeting, Cambridge, England, April 13, 2008

  Award/recipient         Affiliation*  Country          Interval     Total

Over 250,000 Visual Observations*
  Albert F. Jones                   14  New Zealand      1960-2007    277,351

Over 200,000 Visual Observations*
  none

Over 150,000 Visual Observations*
  Paul Vedrenne                     01  France           1978-2007    152,455    

Over 100,000 Visual Observations*
  Peter Williams                    14  Australia        1989-2007    102,130
  Eddy Muyllaert                    05  Belgium          1986-2007    100,073    

Over 50,000 Visual Observations*
  Alexander W. Roberts                  South Africa     1894-1920     66,374 (historical data)
  Gordon C. Herdman                 14  New Zealand      1989-2007     53,116

Over 25,000 Visual Observations*
  N. W. Taylor                      14  Australia        1989-2007     49,094
  O. R. Hull                        14  New Zealand      1989-2007     43,475
  Barry Menzies                     14  New Zealand      2007-2007     31,741
  Hiroshi Matsuyama                     Japan            1978-2007     29,030
  W. Goltz                              Australia        1989-2007     28,326
  George Stefanopoulos                  Greece           1970-2007     25,376    
  Frans R. Van Loo                  05  Belgium          1976-2007     25,298    

Over 10,000 Visual Observations*
  Franck Gobet                          France           2003-2007     14,840    
  George Vithoulkas                     Greece           1999-2007     11,550    
  Emilian Skrzynecki                    Poland           2002-2007     10,969
  Tomasz Krzyt                          Poland           1997-2007     10,777
  Daniel P. Loring                      USA              1965-2007     10,338

Over 250,000 CCD/PEP Observations*
  Christopher T. Middleton              South Africa     2004-2007    265,227 CCD

Over 200,000 CCD/PEP Observations*
  none

Over 150,000 CCD/PEP Observations*
  Libert A. G. Monard               10  South Africa     1992-2007    167,834 CCD
  Gerard Samolyk                        USA              1975-2007    175,474 CCD
  Robert A. James                       USA              1953-2007    163,412 CCD
  Vance Petriew                     27  Canada           2001-2007    152,111 CCD
Over 100,000 CCD/PEP Observations*
  Shawn W. Dvorak                       USA              1981-2007    109,418 CCD
Over 50,000 CCD/PEP Observations*
  Giorgio Di Scala                      Australia        2004-2007     60,764 CCD
  Timothy Crawford                      USA              2001-2007     56,669 CCD
  Neil D. Butterworth                   Australia        2002-2007     50,283 CCD
Over 25,000 CCD/PEP Observations*
  Thomas Krajci                         USA              2002-2007     38,873 CCD
  Arto Oksanen                      17  Finland          2001-2007     36,024 CCD
  James L. Jones                        USA              2003-2007     34,571 CCD
  Robert Koff                           USA              2003-2007     27,243 CCD
  Keith A. Graham                       USA              1981-2007     25,242 CCD
  Pierre De Ponthiere                   Belgium          2003-2007     25,090 CCD
Over 10,000 CCD/PEP Observations*
  Jerry Bialozynski                     USA              2004-2007     22,652 CCD
  Ray E. Tomlin                         USA              2006-2007     19,685 CCD
  Jeremy Shears                         England          2004-2007     16,564 CCD
  Patrick Wiggins                       USA              2000-2007     15,122 CCD
  Michael Koppelman                     USA              2001-2007     12,194 CCD
  Martin Nicholson                      England          2004-2007     11,732 CCD

Over 5,000 CCD/PEP Observations*
  none

Over 2,500 CCD/PEP Observations*
  none

Over 1,000 CCD/PEP Observations*
  James H. Fox                          USA              1999-2007      1,064 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:

01 Association Francaise des Observateurs d'Étoiles Variables (AFOEV)
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
17 URSA Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section (Finland)
27 Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

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