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Observer Awards—2009

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AAVSO 98th Spring Meeting,
May 19 - 21, 2009, Northwoods Resort, Big Bear Lake, California

Award/recipient  Affiliation* Country    Interval    Total

OVER 150,000 VISUAL OBSERVATIONS*
  Gary Poyner              England       1991-2008   158,493

OVER 100,000 VISUAL OBSERVATIONS*
  Edward A. Halbach        USA           1934-2005   100,016
  Presented to him on the occasion of his 100th birthday, April 4, 2009

OVER 25,000 VISUAL OBSERVATIONS*
  Pavol A. Dubovsky        Slovakia      1999-2008    44,201
  Alan Plummer             Australia     2001-2008    28,263
* Eric Morillon            France        1988-2008    27,228
^ Hubert Hautecler         Belgium       1999-2008    26,356
  Thomas Lazuka            USA           1983-2008    25,316
  
OVER 10,000 VISUAL OBSERVATIONS*
= Tomas Gomez              Spain         1985-2008    12,417
$ Vyacheslav M. Ivanov     Russia        1998-2008    11,921
  Erhan Eker               Turkey        2000-2008    10,808
@ Peter Maurer             Germany       1993-2008    10,276
  Tim Parson               USA           2000-2008    10,141

OVER 350,000 CCD/PEP OBSERVATIONS*
% Christopher T. Middleton South Africa  2004-2008   375,784 CCD

OVER 200,000 CCD/PEP OBSERVATIONS*
  Robert A. James          USA           1953-2008   201,365 CCD

OVER 150,000 CCD/PEP OBSERVATIONS*
^ Tonny Vanmunster         Belgium       1976-2008   150,686 CCD

OVER 100,000 CCD/PEP OBSERVATIONS*
^ Bart Staels              Belgium       1994-2008   129,035 CCD
  Giorgio Di Scala         Australia     2004-2008   101,276 CCD
  
OVER 50,000 CCD/PEP OBSERVATIONS*
  Ray E. Tomlin            USA           2006-2008    79,734 CCD
< David Boyd               England       2003-2008    68,586 CCD
  Steve Brady              USA           2004-2008    63,440 CCD
  
OVER 25,000 CCD/PEP OBSERVATIONS*
  Jerry Bialozynski        USA           2004-2008    48,320 CCD
< Jeremy Shears            England       2004-2008    29,497 CCD
  
OVER 10,000 CCD/PEP OBSERVATIONS*
  Rudy Poklar              USA           2001-2008    17,559 CCD
  James M. Roe             USA           1972-2008    16,719 CCD
* Etienne Morelle          France        2005-2008    16,501 CCD
  Andrezej Arminski        Poland        2002-2008    13,310 CCD
  Carlo Gualdoni           Italy         1983-2008    11,391 CCD
  Teofilo Arranz           Spain         2005-2008    10,223 CCD


OVER 2,500 PEP OBSERVATIONS*
  Nik Stoikidis            Greece        1974-2008     2,517 PEP

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

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

* Association Francaise des Observateurs d'Etoiles Variables (AFOEV)
$ Association of Variable Star Observers "Pleione"  (Russia)
% Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, Variable Star Section
< British Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section
@ Bundesdeutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Veranderliche Sterne e.V. (BAV)
    (Germany)
= Madrid Astronomical Association M1 (Spain)
+ Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand, Variable Star Section
^ Vereniging Voor Sterrenkunde, Werkgroep Veranderlijke Sterren (Belgium)

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