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Observer Awards—2010

AAVSO 99th Spring Meeting, Mendoza, Argentina, April 15–28, 2010; 
awards presented or announced at the 99th Annual Meeting, 
Woburn, Massachusetts, October 30, 2010

    Award/recipient                     Affiliation*   Country        Interval    Total

Over 300,000 Visual Observations*
                    none

Over 250,000 Visual Observations*
                    none

Over 200,000 Visual Observations*
                    none

Over 150,000 Visual Observations*
                    Rod Stubbings                  14  Australia       1997–2009  173,519             
                    Warren Morrison                    Canada          1975–2009  151,028

Over 100,000 Visual Observations*
                    Georg Comello                  04  Netherlands     1966–2009  149,612
                    Steven Sharpe                      USA             1973–2009  101,856

Over 50,000 Visual Observations*
                    Stanislaw Swierczynski             Poland          1991–2009  50,578
                    Hiroshi Matsuyama                  Australia       1978–2009  50,010

Over 25,000 Visual Observations*
                    Marino Fonovich                    Croatia         1991–2009  40,365
                    David Levy                         USA             1966–2009  37,935
                    Michael Poxon                      England         1976–2009  25,185

Over 10,000 Visual Observations*
                    Tibor Asztalos                 03  Hungary         2003–2009  12,528
                    Brian Cudnik                       USA             1993–2009  12,477
                    Gauke Kuipers                  04  Netherlands     1981–2009  11,561
                    Serge Kuchto                   01  France          1985–2009  10,331
                    Patrick McDonald               27  Canada          1981–2009  10,250

Over 1,000 Visual Observations*         
                    Douglas Barrett                    France          2007–2009  2,453
                    Jose Maria Lobo–Rodriguez      06  Spain           1990–2009  1,713
                    Luigi Palazzi                      Italy           2007–2009  1,651
                    Alexandru Burda                    Romania         2003–2009  1,295
                    Louis Pinatelle                    France          2004–2009  1,249
                    Jon Moehlmann                      USA             2006–2009  1,249
                    Janos Bakos                    03  Hungary         2007–2009  1,218
                    Hans–Georg Purucker                Germany         2006–2009  1,195
                    Peter Vizi                     03  Hungary         2005–2009  1,184
                    Zoltan Jankovics               03  Hungary         2006–2009  1,090
                    Christopher Hesseltine             USA             1975–2009  1,048
                    Michel Jacquesson                  France          2002–2009  1,028
                    Terrill Bartlett                   USA             2001–2009  1,018

Over 100 Visual Observations*
                    Salvador Aguirre                   Mexico          2006–2009  925
                    Carlos Arlindo Adib            13  Brazil          2008–2009  854
                    Larry Wade                         USA             1999–2009  748
                    Eric Blown                         New Zealand     2007–2009  455
                    Gyorgy Soponyai                03  Hungary         2007–2009  367
                    John Appleyard                 27  Canada          2005–2009  235
                    Erik Hoeg                      11  Denmark         1992–2009  170
                    Yitping Kok                    29  Australia       2008–2009  136
                    Vladut Mihai                       Romania         2008–2009  131
                    Glen Ward                          USA             2008–2009  131
                    Jean–Marc Breard               01  France          2006–2009  127
                    Jan Konasek                        Czech Republic  2008–2009  127
                    Bogdan Kubiak                      Poland          2008–2009  127
                    Tunc Tezel                         Turkey          2000–2009  125
                    Albert Dandrea                     USA             2007–2009  123
                    Stephen Kinsella               27  Canada          2004–2009  117
                    Eric Briggs                        Canada          2002–2009  116
                    Sherrill Shaffer                   USA             2008–2009  107
                    Dee Sharples                       USA             2000–2009  107
                    Tor Aslesen                        Norway          2006–2009  106
                    Marta Sragner                  03  Hungary         1997–2009  105
                    Mika Maenpaa                   17  Finland         2003–2008  101
                    John Cheng                         USA             2003–2009  101
                    Simiao Cheng                       China           2007–2009  100

Over 300,000 CCD Observations*
                    none

Over 250,000 CCD Observations*
                    none

Over 200,000 CCD Observations*
                    Ray Tomlin                         USA             2006–2009  255,915
                    Gerard Samolyk                     USA             1975–2009  217,316
                    Shawn Dvorak                       USA             1981–2009  209,806

Over 150,000 CCD Observations*
                    none

Over 100,000 CCD Observations*
                    Richard Huziak                 27  Canada          1980–2008  116,082

Over 50,000 CCD Observations*
                    Jerry Bialozynski                  USA             2004–2009  65,485
                    Ian Miller                     20  Wales           2007–2009  58,783
                    Pierre De Ponthiere                Belgium         2003–2009  55,972

Over 25,000 CCD Observations* (last year this level to be recognized)
                    James M. Roe                       USA             1972–2009  34,790
                    Walter MacDonald                   Canada                     27,644
                    Ken Menzies                        USA             1968–2009  25,634

Over 10,000 CCD Observations*
                    William Stein                      USA             2008–2009  20,386
                    Yenal Ogmen                        Cyprus          2004–2009  15,577
                    Richard Sabo                       USA             2006–2009  15,066
                    Roger Pickard                  20  England         2003–2009  11,733
                    Brian Warner                       USA             1978–2009  10,742
                    Don Wells                          USA             2002–2009  10,366
                    Alain Bruno                    01  France          1981–2009  10,055

Over 1,000 CCD Observations*
                    George Sjoberg                     USA             2007–2009  6,244
                    Peter Starr                        Australia       2006–2009  6.080
                    Peter Armstrong                    USA             1984–2009  4,656
                    Peter Kalajian                     USA             2008–2009  3,931
                    Miguel Rodriguez Marco         06  Spain           1993–2009  3,499
                    Thomas Grzybowski                  USA             2006–2009  3,444
                    Robert Buchheim                    USA             2005–2009  2,918
                    Terrence Bohlsen               29  Australia       2007–2009  2,491
                    Richard Schwartz                   USA             2007–2009  2,317
                    Ken Mogul                          USA             2007–2009  2,306
                    Gordon Myers                       USA             2007–2009  1,652
                    Guy Hurst                      20  England         1974–2009  1,264
                    Hazel McGee                    20  England         1998–2009  1,222
                    Eric Morillon                  01  France          1988–2009  1,221
                    Laurent Corp                   01  France          1997–2009  1,219
                    Frank Schorr                       USA             2007–2009  1,185
                    Danny Scharnhorst              02  Germany         1995–2009  1,185
                    Edward Wiley                       USA             2006–2009  1,119
                    Anthony Shoup                      USA             2002–2009  1,000

Over 5,000 PEP Observations*
                    none

Over 2,500 PEP Observations*
                    none

Over 1,000 PEP Observations*
                    Jeffrey Hopkins                    USA             2006–2009  2,399
                    Brian McCandless                   USA             1981–2009  1,186

Over 100 PEP Observations*
                    Thomas Rutherford                  USA             2003–2009  137
                    Gianni Galli                       Italy           2000–2009  132



* 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:

01 Association Française des Observateurs d’Étoiles 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)
06 Madrid Astronomical Association M1 (Spain)
11 Astronomisk Selskab (Scandinavia)
13 Brazilian Observational Network REA
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
29 Asociacion Amigos de la Astronomia (Argentina)
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