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Observer Awards—2011

AAVSO 100th Spring Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, May 21-26, 2011

    Award/recipient               Affiliation*  Country       Interval    Total


Over 450,000 Visual Observations*
                    Albert Jones            14  New Zealand   1960-2010   463,657

Over 175,000 Visual Observations*
                    Rod Stubbings           14  Australia     1997-2010   184,763

Over 150,000 Visual Observations*
                    Georg Comello           04  Netherlands   1966-2010   151,898

Over 75,000 Visual Observations*
                    Attila Kosa-Kiss        03  Romania       1976-2010    79,377
                    Jose Ripero Osorio      06  Spain         1978-2010    78,412
                    Glenn Chaple                USA           1980-2010    78,373
                    Sandor Papp             03  Hungary       1983-2010    77,167
                    Frank Vohla             02  Germany       1990-2010    76,212
                    Roger Kolman                USA           1962-2010    75,000

Over 50,000 Visual Observations*
                    Patrick Abbott          27  Canada        1982-2010    51,363

Over 25,000 Visual Observations*
                    Alfredo Glez-Herrera        Spain         1990-2010    36,460
                    Christopher Spratt      27  Canada        1961-2010    33,092
                    Guy Hurst               20  UK            1974-2010    29,181

Over 10,000 Visual Observations*
                    Patrick Wils            05  Belgium       1976-2010    14,088
                    Lajos Bartha            03  Hungary       1949-2010    13,108
                    Michael Kohl                Switzerland   1966-2010    11,895
                    Claude Peguet           01  France        1981-2010    11,247
                    Richard Tyson               USA           1972-2010    10,722
                    Jozsef Erdei            03  Hungary       1995-2010    10,646

Over 1,000 Visual Observations*
                    Tony Markham            20  UK            2009-2010     2,845
                    Salvador Aguirre            Mexico        2006-2010     1,863
                    Jan Starzomski              Poland        2005-2010     1,498
                    Carlos Adib                 Brazil        2009-2010     1,497
                    Gyorgy Soponyai         03  Hungary       2008-2010     1,401
                    Paolo Siliprandi        18  Italy         2005-2010     1,361

Over 100 Visual Observations*
                    Gonzalo Beltran             Bolivia       2008-2010       913
                    Alan Baldwin            14  New Zealand   2009-2010       847
                    Kim Pukero                  Finland       2008-2010       695
                    Artemy Kilin                Russia        2010-2010       493
                    Brad Young                  USA           2003-2010       341
                    Jean Pierre Sciolla     01  France        2009-2010       303
                    Walter Basso                Canada        2010-2010       288
                    Robert Schippers            Netherlands   2009-2010       275
                    Christian Martin            USA           2009-2010       271
                    Kostas Panourakis           Greece        2008-2010       242
                    Maurice Fitzgerald          USA           2009-2010       235
                    Daryel Stager               USA           2010-2010       233
                    Denise Terpstra             USA           2010-2010       230
                    Bohdan Widla                Poland        2009-2010       190
                    Alexander Oertlin       02  Germany       2009-2010       186
                    Jesus Blanco Gonzalez       Spain         2009-2010       162
                    Ryan Fuller                 USA           2009-2010       161
                    Marcel Popescu              Romania       2009-2010       161
                    Robert Wilson               USA           2008-2010       153
                    Robin Andersson             Sweden        2010-2010       137
                    Glen Schrader               Australia     2009-2010       137
                    Michael Hessom              USA           2006-2010       131
                    Thomas Zimmermann       02  Germany       2009-2010       129
                    Gerardo Jimenez         06  Spain         2001-2010       128
                    Christopher Wyatt           Australia     2008-2010       123
                    Dirk Lehmann                Germany       2002-2010       108
                    Shervin Taheran             USA           2009-2010       107
                    Linda O'Connor              USA           2009-2010       104
                    Eugene Crist                USA           2010-2010       100
 
Over 300,000 CCD Observations*
                    Ray Tomlin                  USA           2006-2010   395,018
                    Robert James                USA           1953-2010   366,142

Over 200,000 CCD Observations*
                    Bart Staels             05  Belgium       1994-2010   239,908

Over 100,000 CCD Observations*
                    Leroy Snyder                USA           1970-2010   154,639
                    Franz-Josef Hambsch     05  Belgium       2002-2010   131,242
                    Etienne Morelle         01  France        2005-2006   122,810
                    David Boyd              20  UK            2003-2010   104,126
                    Timothy Crawford            USA           2001-2010   101,207

Over 50,000 CCD Observations*
                    Keith Graham                USA           1981-2010    90,697
                    William Goff                USA           1981-2010    75,101
                    Arto Oksanen            17  Finland       2001-2010    70,046
                    Robert Koff                 USA           2003-2010    59,459
                    Peter Nelson                Australia     1990-2010    56,719

Over 10,000 CCD Observations*
                    Chris Stockdale             Australia     2004-2010    24,158
                    Jani Virtanen           17  Finland       1999-2010    11,029
                    Lienhard Pagel          02  Germany       2009-2010    10,790
                    Peter Kalajian              USA           2009-2010    10,673
 
Over 1,000 CCD Observations*
                    Robert Henderson            England        2009-2010     8,070
                    Gary Vander Haagen          USA            2006-2010     4,153
                    Stefano Padovan             Spain          2009-2010     4,081
                    Richard Berg                USA            1956-2010     3,535
                    Mika Luostarinen        17  Finland        2000-2010     3,332
                    John Menke                  USA            2007-2010     3,203
                    Caisey Harlingten           England        2010-2010     2,837
                    Timo Kantola            17  Finland        2009-2010     2,727
                    Martin Crow             20  UK             2009-2010     1,944
                    Javier Ruiz Fernandez       Spain          1990-2010     1,936
                    Eric Southgate              Australia      2009-2010     1,935
                    Jari Suomela                Finland        2008-2010     1,894
                    Emery Erdelyi               USA            2008-2010     1,788
                    Maurizio Martinengo         Italy          2002-2010     1,415
                    Barbara Harris              USA            2002-2010     1,242
                    Kevin Paxson                USA            2001-2010     1,218
                    Jeroen Van Wassenhove   05  Belgium        1983-2010     1,206
                    Michael Sallman             USA            2005-2010     1,198
                    Kirill Sokolovsky       16  Germany        2000-2010     1,089
                    Mark Salisbury              England        2009-2010     1,087
                    Juda Curto Amigo            Spain          2005-2010     1,005

Over 1,000 PEP Observations*
                    Charles Calia               USA           2002-2010     1,095

Over 100 PEP Observations*
                    Adrian Ormsby               USA           2006-2010       270
                    John Martin                 USA           2009-2010       132

Over 100 Photographic Observations*
                    Robert Kaufman              Australia     2008-2010       219

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

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

01 Association Francaise des Observateurs d'
Étoiles Variables (AFOEV)
02 Bundesdeutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft f
ür Veränderliche Sterne e.V. (BAV) (Germany)
03 Magyar Csillàgaszati Egyesület, Valtózocsillag Szakcsoport (Hungary)
04 Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging Voor Weer-en Sterrenkunde, Werkgroep Veranderlijke Sterren (Netherlands)
05 Vereniging Voor Sterrenkunde, Werkgroep Veranderlijke Sterren (Belgium)
06 Madrid Astronomical Association M1 (Spain)
14 Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand, Variable Star Section
16 Association of Variable Star Observers "Pleione"  (Russia)
17 URSA Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section (Finland)
18 Unione Astrofili Italiani (Italy)
20 British Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section
27 Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

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