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Observer Awards-2018

AAVSO 106th Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, November 2-4, 2017

These awards, which are for FY 2016-2017, were presented here instead of at the 107th Spring Meeting in Coventry, England, in July 2018, where they traditionally would have been presented.

Variable Star Observer Awards recognizing milestones through September 2017

Award/Recipient  Affiliation*  Country/State  Interval Total

Over 250,000 Visual Observations*
Rod Stubbings            14 Australia     1997-2017   257,576

Over 175,000 Visual Observations*
Peter Williams           29 Australia     1989-2017   175,188

Over 125,000 Visual Observations*
Eddy Muyllaert           05 Belgium       1986-2017  137,678

Over 100,000 Visual Observations*
Jose Ripero Osorio       06 Spain         1978-2017   100,937

Over 75,000 Visual Observations*
Andrew Pearce               Australia     1990-2017    88,768

Over 25,000 Visual Observations*
George Vithoulkas           Greece        1999-2017    25,692
Matyas Csukas               Romania       1987-2017    25,112

Over 10,000 Visual Observations*
Xavier Domingo Martinez  15 Spain         2015-2017    13,070
Chris P. Maloney            USA           2012-2017    10,777
Larry Shotter               USA           1981-2017    10,290

Over 5,000 Visual Observations*
Jon F. M. Brandie           China         2011-2017     6,153
Patrick Grocaut             France        2015-2017     6,090
Adriano A. Silva Barros  13 Brazil        1996-2017     5,423
Pierre Jacquet           01 France        1992-2017     5,341
Paolo Siliprandi         18 Italy         2005-2017     5,267
Eltjo K. Wubbena         04 Netherlands   2000-2017     5,187
John G. O'Neill             USA           1993-2017     5,021

Over 1,000 Visual Observations*
Roger D. Pickard         20 Great Britain 2003-2017     4,053
Gregory P. Banialis         USA           1993-2017     3,981
Hans Betlem                 Netherlands   2007-2017     2,799
Robert Januszewski       20 Great Britain 2005-2017     2,578
Damian Jakubek              Poland        2011-2017     2,052
Egor Maleev                 Ukraine       2014-2017     1,633
Bjorn Karlsson           19 Sweden        2017-2017     1,478
Yulia Kunitsa               Ukraine       2016-2017     1,275
James Whinfrey              Great Britain 2011-2017     1,236
Andras Uhrin             03 Hungary       1992-2017     1,209
Christina Lugova            Ukraine       2016-2017     1,196
Ralf Schoenfeld          02 Germany       2015-2017     1,136
Alicia Capetillo Blanco     Spain         2006-2017     1,055
Bernd Schwarz            02 Germany       2013-2017     1,029
Patrick J. Garey            USA           1975-2017     1,018
Robert G. MacPhail          Canada        2012-2017     1,015
Andrey S. Semenyuta         Kazakstan     2017-2017     1,010

Over 100 Visual Observations*
Michel Deconinck            France        2014-2017       813
Ugo Tagliaferri             Italy         2006-2017       812
Steven L. Koontz            USA           2016-2017       670
Artur Wargin                Poland        2007-2017       609
Mark A. Davis               USA           1988-2017       519
Karl-Gustav Andersson    19 Sweden        2003-2017       516
Kacper W. Wierzchos         USA           2016-2017       314
Yekaterina Tsvetkova        Ukraine       2017-2017       275
Robert Dudas             03 Hungary       2016-2017       231
Jan Kvapil                  Sweden        2014-2017       159
James Bove                  USA           2016-2017       153
Bernard Merand              France        2016-2017       120
Csilla Tepliczky         03 Hungary       2007-2017       116
Jeff Oaster                 USA           2016-2017       111
Kristina Burton             USA           2017-2017       104
Michel Dellepere            USA           2016-2017       101
Tamas Komaromi           03 Hungary       2014-2017       100

Over 1.7 MILLION CCD Observations*
Franz-Josef Hambsch      05 Belgium       2002-2017 1,784,875

Over 700,000 CCD Observations*
Shawn Dvorak                USA           1981-2017   708,483

Over 500,000 CCD Observations*
Teofilo Arranz              Spain         2005-2017   577,189
Gerard Samolyk              USA           1975-2017   544,834

Over 300,000 CCD Observations*
Lewis (Lew) Cook            USA           1974-2017   346,561
David Cejudo Fernandez      Spain         2010-2017   345,719
Geoffrey Stone              USA           2016-2017   323,142
Kenneth Thomas Menzies      USA           1968-2017   321,900
Vance Petriew            27 Canada        2001-2017   313,709
Richard Sabo                USA           2006-2017   301,018

Over 200,000 CCD Observations*
Gordon Myers                USA           2007-2017   296,226
Arto Oksanen             17 Finland       2001-2017   204,656

Over 100,000 CCD Observations*
James R. Foster             USA           2003-2017   129,002
Alain Bruno              01 France        1981-2017   107,567
Jeremy Shears            20 Great Britain 2004-2017   106,556

Over 50,000 CCD Observations*
James Bruce McMath          USA           1992-2017    64,230
Tamas Tordai             03 Hungary       1986-2017    52,176

Over 10,000 CCD Observations*
Franky Dubois            05 Belgium       2014-2017    35,884
Nikolay Mishevskiy          Ukraine       2015-2017    30,985
Frans D. J. Nieuwenhout  04 Netherlands   1999-2017    23,729
Eric Dose                   USA           2016-2017    20,240
David Eric Cowall           USA           1993-2017    15,521
Damien Lemay             27 Canada        1973-2017    15,122
Anthony Kroes               USA           2004-2017    14,998
David S. Conner          20 Great Britain 2009-2017    14,352
Kevin Hills                 Great Britain 2012-2017    12,592
Steve James Johnston     20 Great Britain 2014-2017    10,811
Michael A. Nicholas         USA           2001-2017    10,657
John Ritzel                 USA           2015-2017    10,472
Wolfgang Vollmann           Austria       1976-2017    10,267
Mark J. Munkacsy            USA           1997-2017    10,230

Over 1,000 CCD Observations*
Jim Seargeant               USA           2015-2017     7,821
Tom Polakis                 USA           2017-2017     7,465
Pablo Lewin                 USA           2017-2017     7,239
Francois M. Teyssier        France        2006-2017     6,713
Alessandro Marchini      18 Italy         2006-2017     5,418
Riccardo Papini          18 Italy         1992-2017     4,902
David W. G. Smith        20 Great Britain 2017-2017     4,448
Michelle Dadighat           USA           2014-2017     4,302
Bram Goossens            05 Belgium       2017-2017     3,388
John Edward Hall            USA           2009-2017     3,251
Ulisse Quadri            18 Italy         2016-2017     2,982
Stoian Andrei-Marian        Romania       2013-2017     2,851
Clifford Kotnik             USA           2016-2017     2,740
Greg Gordon Bolt         31 Australia     2017-2017     2,693
Franklin R. Guenther        USA           2013-2017     2,583
Ivaldo Cervini              Switzerland   2017-2017     2,346
Marc Deldem              01 France        2011-2017     2,235
Geoff B. Chaplin         20 Great Britain 2015-2017     2,014
Robert A. Stiller           USA           2017-2017     1,848
Emil J. L. Pellett          USA           2017-2017     1,624
Bernard Candela          01 France        1978-2017     1,528
Andre Debackere             France        2016-2017     1,468
Carl Richard Knight      20 New Zealand   2009-2017     1,449
Gianluca Rossi              Italy         2001-2017     1,423
John H. Mallett          20 Great Britain 2010-2017     1,371
Paul Luckas                 Australia     2017-2017     1,360
Charles H. Cynamon          USA           2017-2017     1,328
Jean-Francois Hamel         Canada        2016-2017     1,291
Craig Young                 New Zealand   2017-2017     1,275
Luis Francisco Perez        Spain         2012-2017     1,272
James Arnold                USA           1956-2017     1,223
David J. Dowhos             Canada        2006-2017     1,147
Lukasz Socha                Poland        2017-2017     1,007

Over 7,500 PEP Observations*
Gerald Persha               USA           2013-2017     9,124

Over 100 PEP Observations*
Erwin Van Ballegoij      04 Netherlands   1984-2017       112

Over 1,000 DSLR Observations*
Jyrki T. J. Porio        17 Finland       2015-2017     2,931
Thanasis F. Papadimitriou   Greece        2012-2017     2,548

Over 500 DSLR Observations*
Martin Sblewski             Germany       2015-2017       786
Sandor Hadhaz            03 Hungary       1983-2017       664
Wolfgang Vollmann           Austria       1976-2017       631
Dietmar Boehme           02 Germany       1972-2017       628
 
Over 100 DSLR Observations*
David L. Blane           10 South Africa  1978-2017       492
Stephen C. Schiff           USA           1960-2017       406
Derek Christ                Germany       2017-2017       398
Jean-Francois Gout          USA           2017-2017       364
Raymond Kneip               Luxembourg    2013-2017       363
Gabriel Murawski            Poland        2013-2017       305
Jean-Michel Rayon        01 France        2016-2017       257
Steve C. Boerner            USA           2017-2017       252
Ethan Jacob Brown           USA           2017-2017       128
Marian Legutko              Poland        2000-2017       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)
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)
10 Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, Variable Star Section
13 Rede de Astronomia Observacional (Brazil)
14 Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand, Variable Star Section
15 Agrupacion Astronomica de Sabadell (Spain)
17 URSA Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section (Finland)
18 Unione Astrofili Italiani (Italy)
19 Svensk Amator Astronomisk Förening, Variabelsektionen (Sweden)
20 British Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section
27 Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
29 Variable Stars South (New Zealand)
31 Center for Backyard Astronomy

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