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Observer Awards-2017

AAVSO 106th SPRING MEETING, ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 16-17, 2017

Variable Star Observer Awards recognizing milestones through September 2016

Award/Recipient  Affiliation*  Country/State  Interval Total

Over 250,000 Visual Observations*
Gary Poyner             20 Great Britain  1990-2016   251,759

Over 200,000 Visual Observations*
Paul Vedrenne           01 France         1978-2016   201,880

Over 100,000 Visual Observations*
Attila Kosa-Kiss        01 Romania        1976-2016   101,134

Over 50,000 Visual Observations*
Csaba Hadhazi           03 Hungary        1990-2016    51,680
Guy M. Hurst            01 Great Britain  1974-2016    50,439

Over 25,000 Visual Observations*
Janos Bakos             03 Hungary        2007-2016    25,886
Jose Rodrigues Ribeiro     Portugal       2000-2016    25,321
Michel Dumont           01 France         1983-2016    25,271
Ana Paula Correia          Portugal       2000-2016    25,256

Over 10,000 Visual Observations*
David L. Blane          10 South Africa   1978-2016    10,591
Peter Reinhard          24 Austria        1979-2016    10,327
Emilio Colombo          18 Italy          1970-2016    10,138

Over 5,000 Visual Observations*
Xavier Domingo Martinez  15 Spain         2015-2016     7,983
Lee Maisler                 USA           1991-2016     5,751
William P. Clarke           USA           1988-2016     5,213

Over 1,000 Visual Observations*
Ray E. Tomlin               USA           2006-2016     2,760
Andrey Maslennikov          Ukraine       2016-2016     2,212
Yana Pavlenko               Ukraine       2015-2016     2,102
Frank Dempsey            27 Canada        1987-2016     1,480
Andrey Vasilev              Ukraine       2016-2016     1,324
Mauro Rana                  USA           2015-2016     1,224
Nikolai Buchholz            Germany       2015-2016     1,198
Dave Smales                 Great Britain 2013-2016     1,133
Edward Sawyer               Canada        2014-2016     1,108
Ronald A. King              USA           2010-2016     1,042
Bartosz Salwiczek           Poland        2014-2016     1,029
Mark S. De Jong          27 Canada        2008-2016     1,014
Lewis P. Cason              USA           1998-2016     1,010
Varvara Prodanets           Ukraine       2014-2016     1,002
   
Over 100 Visual Observations*
Tom Bryant                  USA           2016-2016       665
Yulia Kunitsa               Ukraine       2016-2016       628
Ralf Schoenfeld          02 Germany       2015-2016       574
Michal Kwieciak             Poland        2016-2016       501
Alberto Cabello Sanchez     Spain         2016-2016       441
Christina Lugova            Ukraine       2016-2016       408
Pablo Fernandez Blanco      Spain         2016-2016       404
Angelina Shmagun            Ukraine       2016-2016       372
Alexsandr E. Morozov        Russia        2015-2016       266
Zoltan Sonkoly           03 Hungary       2014-2016       207
Alexander Zverev            Russia        2016-2016       201
William M. Pittendreigh     USA           2016-2016       173
John Carl Martin            USA           2013-2016       169
Nuno Costa                  Portugal      2004-2016       166
Richard Glassner            USA           2015-2016       145
Terry David Atwood          USA           2016-2016       136
Rob Donner                  USA           2014-2016       131
Ferenc Tamasko           03 Hungary       2016-2016       131
Fabio Feijo                 Brazil        2014-2016       114
Yury A. Melnikov            Austria       2015-2016       113
Philippe Danthine           Belgium       2016-2016       111
Robert Jacques Lawless      France        2009-2016       107
Massimo Cappellini          Italy         2015-2016       103
Martin Kearns            06 Spain         2015-2016       102
Juliana Gomes Pontes     27 Canada        2015-2016       101

Over 1.6 MILLION CCD Observations*
Franz-Josef Hambsch      05 Belgium       2002-2016 1,651,936

Over 700,000 CCD Observations*
Robert A. James             USA           1953-2016   706,925

Over 400,000 CCD Observations*
Teofilo Arranz              Spain         2005-2016   471,909
Gerard Samolyk              USA           1975-2016   462,590
James L. Jones              USA           2002-2016   417,739

Over 200,000 CCD Observations*
Vance Petriew            27 Canada        2001-2016   290,301
Kenneth Thomas Menzies      USA           1968-2016   274,247
Lewis (Lew) Cook            USA           1974-2016   265,743
Richard Sabo                USA           2006-2016   265,668
William L. Stein            USA           2008-2016   237,389
Ian Miller               20 Great Britain 2007-2016   210,311
Joseph Howard Ulowetz       USA           2010-2016   209,027

Over 100,000 CCD Observations*
Gordon Myers                USA           2007-2016   181,469
Roger Derek Pickard      20 Great Britain 2003-2016   150,016
Peter John Starr            Australia     2006-2016   111,719
Peter Robert Nelson         Australia     1990-2016   109,807
Geoffrey Stone              USA           2016-2016   104,258

Over 50,000 CCD Observations*
James R. Foster             USA           2003-2016    81,497
Gary Walker                 USA           1994-2016    72,174
Douglas E. Barrett          France        2007-2016    61,897
Michael J. Cook             Canada        2010-2016    50,151

Over 10,000 CCD Observations*
Tomas L. Gomez           06 Spain         1985-2016    28,922
Edward J. Michaels          USA           1970-2016    18,924
Tamas Tordai             03 Hungary       1986-2016    17,875
Barbara Gail Harris         USA           2002-2016    16,964
Velimir Popov               Bulgaria      2013-2016    14,015
Stephen M. Brincat          Malta         1984-2016    12,164
Simon James Lowther      14 New Zealand   2016-2016    11,631
Emery Erdelyi               USA           2007-2016    10,334
Francisco C. S. Alfarp      Spain         2012-2016    10,143

Over 1,000 CCD Observations*
Steve James Johnston     20 Great Britain 2014-2016     9,286
John Ritzel                 USA           2015-2016     7,190
David Eric Cowall           USA           1993-2016     6,483
Eric Dose                   USA           2016-2016     5,677
Clive Beech              20 Great Britain 2007-2016     3,894
Walter R. Cooney            USA           2011-2016     3,551
David Young                 USA           2006-2016     3,265
Brad Phillip Vietje         USA           2015-2016     3,016
Maxim Kititsa            09 Ukraine       2000-2016     2,735
Fatemeh Bahrani             Iran          2016-2016     2,014
Emilio Primucci             Argentina     2015-2016     1,959
Adolfo Darriba Martinez     Spain         1993-2016     1,821
Mahdi Kord Zangeneh         Iran          2016-2016     1,638
Nathan A. Krumm             USA           2014-2016     1,565
Alexander Purves            USA           2015-2016     1,359
Rolf Werder                 Germany       2016-2016     1,196
Daniel James Coulter        USA           2016-2016     1,180
Alejandra Arranz Lazaro     Spain         2014-2016     1,156
Alberto C. Sadun            USA           2009-2016     1,153
Whit Ludington              USA           2015-2016     1,137
Martin Fowler            20 Great Britain 2016-2016     1,126
Jose Luis Martin            Spain         2014-2016     1,044

Over 10,000 PEP Observations*
Terry Trevor Moon           Australia     2016-2016     10,225

Over 5,000 PEP Observations*
Gerald Persha               USA           2013-2016     7,066

Over 2,500 PEP Observations*
James H. Fox                USA           1999-2016     2,639

Over 100 PEP Observations*
Paul William Kneipp         USA           1970-2016       459
Frank Melillo               USA           1998-2016       289
James Michael Kay           USA           2013-2016       270
Ken Sikes                   USA           2016-2016       131
Carl Richard Knight      20 New Zealand   2009-2016       104

Over 10,000 DSLR Observations*
Neil Butterworth         29 Australia     2002-2016    28,651

Over 1,000 DSLR Observations*
Bob Manske                  USA           1987-2016     8,153
Des Loughney             20 Great Britain 2005-2016     4,538
Antonio Brunelli            Italy         2016-2016     1,669
Roger Pieri                 France        2009-2016     1,591
Ronald L. Fournier          USA           1995-2016     1,334
Christophe Marlot           France        2015-2016     1,152
Oliver Christopher Lopez    Venezuela     2016-2016     1,110
Aniruddh Narayan Deshpande  India         2013-2016     1,090
Jean-Louis Penninckx        France        2015-2016     1,052

Over 500 DSLR Observations*
Nikolay Mishevskiy          Ukraine       2015-2016       975
Jyrki T. J. Porio        17 Finland       2015-2016       966
Ivan Sergey                 Belarus       2003-2016       512

Over 100 DSLR Observations*
Ian S. Megson            20 Great Britain 2015-2016       280
Barbara Gail Harris         USA           2002-2016       249
Hauke Hammerl            02 Germany       2016-2016       193
Giuseppe Conzo              Italy         2016-2016       111
Luigi Pirozzi               Italy         2001-2016       111
Shishir Satish Deshmukh     India         2015-2016       104
Stephen R. L. Futcher       Great Britain 2016-2016       103

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

A number preceding a name indicates observer is also affiliated with the group 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)
05 Vereniging Voor Sterrenkunde, Werkgroep Veranderlijke Sterren (Belgium)
06 Madrid Astronomical Association M1 (Spain)
09 Ukraine Astronomical Group, Variable Star Section
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)
18 Unione Astrofili Italiani (Italy)
20 British Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section
24 Astronomischer Jugendclub (Austria)
27 Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
29 Variable Stars South (New Zealand)

 

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