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Observer Awards—2012

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AAVSO 101st Spring Meeting, Big Bear, California, May 22-24, 2012

Award/Recipient     Affiliation* Country       Interval    Total

Over 200,000 Visual Observations*
  Rod Stubbings              14  Australia     1997-2011   200,709
  John Bortle                    USA           1963-2011   200,000

Over 175,000 Visual Observations*
  Gary Poyner                    UK            1991-2011   183,539
  Paul Vedrenne              01  France        1978-2011   175,563

Over 50,000 Visual Observations*
  Alfredo Glez-Herrera           Spain         1990-2011    54,611
  Pavol Dubovsky             09  Slovakia      1999-2011    53,793
  Miroslav Komorous              Canada        1976-2011    51,300
  Jerzy Speil                    Poland        1976-2011    50,465
  Attila Mizser              03  Hungary       1975-2011    50,146

Over 25,000 Visual Observations*
  Seiichi Sakuma                 Japan         1984-2011    26,493
  Robert Fidrich             03  Hungary       1984-2011    25,679
  Wolfgang Kriebel           02  Germany       1989-2011    25,638
  Erwin Van Ballegoij        04  Netherlands   1984-2011    25,452

Over 10,000 Visual Observations*
  Janos Piriti               03  Hungary       1978-2011    10,818
  Francisco Pujol-Clapes     06  Spain         1989-2011    10,371
  Chris Allen                20  Sweden        2004-2011    10,234
  Hans Bengtsson                 Sweden        2000-2011    10,047

Over 5,000 Visual Observations (new level this year)
  Janos Bakos                03  Hungary       2008-2011     7,051
  Balazs Bago                03  Hungary       1986-2011     5,531
  Sergey Kuznetsov               Russia        2004-2011     5,208

Over 1,000 Visual Observations*
  Kevin Paxson                   USA           2001-2011     2,850
  Sherrill Shaffer               USA           2009-2011     1,653
  Sandor Hadhazi             03  Hungary       1983-2011     1,580
  Veikko Makela              17  Finland       2000-2011     1,557
  Bogdan Kubiak                  Poland        2009-2011     1,442
  Terje Bjerkgaard           08  Norway        2000-2011     1,203
  Laszlo Kocsmaros               Serbia and
                                   Montenegro  2009-2011     1,143
  Vladut Mihai                   Romania       2009-2011     1,125
  Glynis Van Uden            04  Netherlands   2003-2011     1,118
  Gonzalo Beltran                Bolivia       2008-2011     1,094
  Robert Schippers               Netherlands   2009-2011     1,080
  Antal Fodor                03  Hungary       1981-2011     1,078
  Manos Kardasis                 Greece        2002-2011     1,052
  Joao Almeida               13  Brazil        2004-2011     1,032
  Artemy Kilin                   Russia        2010-2011     1,001

Over 100 Visual Observations*
  Ronald King                    USA           2010-2011       485
  David Watts                    USA           2010-2011       176
  Todd Jaarsma                   USA           2010-2011       157
  Stanley Spielbusch             USA           2010-2011       151
  Malcolm Brown                                1978-2011       136
  Laszlo Nemeth              03  Hungary       1984-2011       133
  Poul Hansen                    Denmark       2009-2011       132
  Anders Nygaard                 UK            2008-2011       115
  Thomas Wikander                Sweden        2011-2011       112
  William Whitehead              USA           2011-2011       106
  David Dowhos                   Canada        2006-2011       105
  David Conner                   UK            2009-2011       105
  Dennis Cowles                  USA           2002-2011       102
  Gary Wood                      USA           2006-2011       100

Over 500,000 CCD Observations*
  Robert James                   USA           1953-2011   525,582

Over 400,000 CCD Observations*
  Ray Tomlin                     USA           2006-2011   487,313

Over 100,000 CCD Observations*
  Ian Miller                 20  UK            2007-2011   123,905
  Keith Graham                   USA           1981-2011   121,156
  Teofilo Arranz                 Spain         2005-2011   108,271
  William Stein                  USA           2008-2011   106,909
  Arto Oksanen               17  Finland       2001-2011   100,123
  Richard Sabo                   USA           2006-2011   100,041

Over 50,000 CCD Observations*
  James Jones                    USA           2003-2011    82,208
  Kenneth Menzies                USA           1968-2011    76,053

Over 10,000 CCD/PEP Observations*
  Rudy Poklar                    USA           2001-2011    38,607
  Mark Blackford                 Australia     2011-2011    18,386
  Guan Tan Thiam                 Australia     2010-2011    15,853
  Laurent Corp                   France        1997-2011    14,978
  James Foster                   USA           2003-2011    14,430
  Arne Henden                    USA           2000-2011    14,092
  Neil Simmons                   USA           1983-2011    13,111
  Miguel Rodriguez Marco     06  Spain         1993-2011    12,731
  Ron Mcdaniel                   USA           2005-2011    11,484
  Robert Henderson               UK            2009-2011    11,286
  Graham Darlington          20  UK            2011-2011    10,883
  David Hurdis                   USA           1999-2011    10,584
  Eddy Muyllaert             05  Belgium       1986-2011    10,434
  Richard Campbell               USA           1989-2011    10,089

Over 1,000 CCD Observations*
  Margaret Streamer          29  Australia     2002-2011     6,128
  David Moriarty                 Australia     2011-2011     4,251
  Katrin Fortak                  Germany       2011-2011     1,850
  Thomas Karlsson            19  Sweden        2010-2011     1,375
  Patrick Wils               05  Belgium       1976-2011     1,318
  Andreas Schumann           02  Germany       2005-2011     1,318
  Marzio Rivera                  Italy         2006-2011     1,299
  Emmanuel Conseil               France        2011-2011     1,290
  Peter Lake                     Australia     2009-2011     1,238
  Carlos Fernandez Rivero        Spain         2010-2011     1,193
  David Trowbridge               USA           2001-2011     1,129
  Janos Stickel              03  Hungary       2009-2011     1,107
  Jerry Horne                    USA           2003-2011     1,107
  Charles Lemaire                Germany       2011-2011     1,091
  Alan Bedard                    USA           2002-2011     1,032

Over 500 PTG Observations* (new level this year)
  Robert Kaufman                 Australia     2008-2011       821
  Ivan Sergey                    Belarus       2003-2011       724

* 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 Française 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)
08 Norwegian Astronomical Society, Variable Star Section
09 Ukraine Astronomical Group, Variable Star Section
13 Brazilian Observational Network REA
14 Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand, Variable Star Section
17 URSA Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section (Finland)
19 Svensk Amator Astronomisk Forening, Variabelsektionen (Sweden)
20 British Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section
27 Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
29 Variable Stars South (New Zealand)

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