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Solar Observer Awards

In order to recognize the contributions of AAVSO Solar Section contributors, the AAVSO Solar Observer Awards (sunspots only) were initiated at the 1999 Annual Meeting. Sunspot awards are presented to solar observers who have reached milestones of 1000, 1500, 2000, or subsequent increments of 500 sunspot observations by September of a given year. In 2004 a SID awards program was implemented to give equal recognition to SID observers. SID awards are presented to solar observers who have reached milestones of submitting 40 months of SID reports or subsequent increments of 40 SID reports by September of a given year.

The citation of the Sunspot award reads: "For a cumulative contribution since 1999 of 1500 sunspot observations in support of the American Relative Sunspot Number program and service to the AAVSO Solar observing program."

The citation of the SID award reads: "For a cumulative contribution of SID data reports for at least 40 months in support of the National Geophysical Data Center SID Database and service to the AAVSO Solar observing program."

AAVSO Solar Observer Awards (presented at the 103rd Annual Meeting in Woburn, MA, November 8, 2014)

Sunspot Observers (500 observations)

Alexandre Amorim         
Salvador Aguirre         
John A. Blackwell        
Raffaello Braga          
Alexandru Burda          
Dean Chantiles           
Jose Carvajal            
Frank Dempsey            
Fredirico Luiz Funari    
Brian Halls              
Mark Harris              
Krystyna Wirkus          
Thomas Jeffrey           
Kandilli Observatory     
Kristine Larsen          
John McCammon            
George Mudry             
Andries Son              
George Stefanopoulis     

Sunspot Observers (1,000 observations)

Jan Alvestad             
Rodney Howe              
Brian Gordon-States      
Larry Krozel             

Sunspot Observers (1,500 observations)

J. Alonso                
Laurent Corp             

Sunspot Observers (2,000 observations)

Howard Barnes            
Kim Hay                  

Sunspot Observers (2,500 observations)

IPS Observatory          

Sunspot Observers (3,500 observations)

Franky Dubois            
K. Fujimori              
Michael Moeller          
William M. Wilson        

Sunspot Observers (4,000 observations)

Gema Araujo              
Robert Brown             
Brian Cudnik             
David Teske              

Sunspot Observers (4,500 observations)

Brenda Branchett         

SID Reports

Klemen Cotar         
Jon Wallace          
Alexander McWilliams

AAVSO Solar Observer Awards (presented at the 102nd Annual Meeting in Woburn, MA, October 12, 2013)

Sunspot Observers (1,000 observations)

Timothy Hrutkay
Enrico Mariani

Sunspot Observers (1,500 observations)

Clyde Simpson

Sunspot Observers (2,000 observations)

Gerald Dyck

Sunspot Observers (2,500 observations)

Michael Boschat
Monty Leventhal

Sunspot Observers (3,000 observations)

Franky Dubois
James Knight and Shirley Knight
Etsuiku Mochizuki
Gerd-Lutz Schott
Piotr Urbanski
A. Gonzalo Vargas

Sunspot Observers (3,500 observations)

Robert Brown
Tom Fleming
Miyoshi Suzuki

Sunspot Observers (4,500 observations)

German Morales Chavez

SID Reports

Roberto Battaiola
Francois Steyn
Frank Adamson
Susan Oatney

AAVSO Solar Observer Awards (presented at the 101st Annual Meeting in Woburn, MA, November 2, 2012)

Sunspot Observers (3,000 observations)

Thomas Fleming

SID Reports

Jean-Pierre Godet, France
Lionel Loudet, France

AAVSO Solar Observer Awards (presented at the 100th Annual Meeting in Woburn, MA, October 8, 2011)

Sunspot Observers (1,000 observations)

(name, observer initials, country)

J. Alonso (AJV), Spain
R. Battaiola (BATR), Italy
Ray Berg (BEB), USA
J. Berdejo (BERJ), Spain
D. Branchett (BRAD), USA
A. Buck (BVC), Isle of Man
J. Carlson (CARJ), USA
Laurent Corp (CLZ), France
Thomas Compton (COMT), USA
Jacques van Delft (DEJV)
Jean Dragesco (DRAJ), France
Richard Giovanoni (GIOR), USA
David W. James (JAMD), USA
Jose Lirriba (LARJ)
Michel Lerman (LERM)
Jay Miller (MILJ), USA
Susan Oatney (OATS), USA
Clyde Simpson (SIMC), USA
Javier Temprano (TVJ), Spain
Daniel Vidican (VIDD), Romania

Sunspot Observers (1,500 observations)
    
Biswajit Bose (BOSB), India
Gerald Dyck (DGP), USA
Kim Hay (HAYK), Canada
IPS Observatory (OBSO), Australia
H. Takuma (TAKH), Japan

Sunspot Observers (2000 observations)

Javier Ruiz Fernandez (FERJ), Spain
Monty Leventhal (LEVM), USA
Arthur Ritchie (RITA), USA
Gerhard Stemmler (STEM), Germany

Sunspot Observers (2,500 observations)

Robert Branch (BRAR), USA
Franky Dubois (DUBF), Belgium
K. Fujimori (FUJK), Japan
John Kaplan (KAPJ), USA
James & Shirley Knight (KNJS), South Africa
Javier Jarboles Maranon (MARJ), Spain
Etsuiku Mochizuki (MCE), Japan
Michael Moeller (MMI), Germany
E.C. Richardson (RICE), England
Gerd-Lutz Schott (SCGL), Germany
Nick Stoikidis (STQ), Greece
A. Gonzalo Vargas (VARG), Bolivia
William M. Wilson (WILW), USA
Hulya Yesilyaprak (YESH), Turkey

Sunspot Observers (3,000 observations)

Gema Araujo (ARAG), Spain
Robert Brown (BROB), USA
Brian Cudnik (CKB), USA
Miyoshi Suzuki (SUZM), Japan
David Teske (TESD), USA

Sunspot Observers (3,500 observations)

Brenda Branchett (BRAB), USA
German Chavas Morales (CHAG), Bolivia

Sunspot Observers (5,000 observations)

Piotr Urbanski (URBP), Poland

SID Reports

Peter King, England

 

AAVSO 99th Annual Meeting, Woburn, Masachusetts, 2010

Sunspot Observations
none

SID Reports
Franc╠žois Steyn

 

AAVSO 98th Annual Meeting, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 2009

Sunspot Observations
Patrick Abbott
Howard Barnes

SID Reports
Roberto Battaiola
Andy Clerkin
Michael Hill
Michael King
Lionel Loudet
Jon Wallace


AAVSO 97th Annual Meeting, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 2008

Sunspot Observations
Mike Boschat
Mieczyslaw Szulc
IPS Observatory

SID Reports
Michael King
Paul Mortfield

 

AAVSO 96th Annual Meeting, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2007

Sunspot Observations
Franky Dubois
E. C. Richardson, England
Piotr Urbanski
A. Gonzala Vargas

SID Reports
Len A. Anderson, Australia
William Michael Hill, Massachusetts
Jim Mandaville, Arizona
Domenic Toldo, South Africa
Jerome L. Winkler, Texas

 

AAVSO 95th Annual Meeting, Newton, Massachusetts, 2006

Sunspot Observations
Gema Araujo
Javier Ruiz
Kenichi Fujimori
John Kaplan
James & Shirley Knight
Gerd-Lutz Schott
Gerhard Stemmler
Hitoshi Takuma
William M. Wilson

SID Reports
Paul Campbell
Nick Stoikidis (Larissa Observatory)


AAVSO 94th Annual Meeting, Newton, Massachusetts, 2005

Sunspot Observations
Biswajit Bose
Robert Brown
Brian Cudnik
Tom Fleming
Monty Leventhal
Etsuiku Mochizuki
Michael Moeller
Arthur Ritchie   
Nick Stoikidis
Miyoshi Suzuki
David Teske

SID Reports
Peter King
Ted Poulos
Roberto Battaiola
Andrew Clerkin
François Steyn
Jon Wallace
 

AAVSO 93rd Annual Meeting, Waltham, Massachusetts, 2004

Sunspot Observations
Robert P. Branch, California
Brenda Branchett, Florida
Thomas A. Cragg, Australia
German Moralez Chavez, Bolivia
Javier Jarboles Maranon, Spain

SID Awards
Jerome L. Winkler, Texas
Danie Overbeek, South Africa (awarded poshumously)
Dominic Toldo    
James Ellerbe, Spain
Alex Panzer, Ohio
Walter Moos, Switzerland
William Michael Hill, Massachusetts
Michael King, United Kingdom
Guglielmo DiFillipo, Italy
 

AAVSO 88th Annual Meeting, Hyannis, Massachusetts, 1999 (Solar Awards inaugurated)

Honor Awards
Thomas Cragg, Australia
Casper Hossfield, New York
Herbert Luft, New York (awarded posthumously)
Peter Taylor, Wisconsin
Arthur Stokes, Ohio
David Warshaw, New York (awarded posthumously)
    
SID AND SUNSPOT AWARDS
    
James Ellerbe, Spain
Joseph Lawrence, Indiana
Leonard Witkowski, Florida
    
SID AWARDS
    
Phil Del Vecchio, Pennsylvania
William Michael Hill, Massachusetts
Peter King, England
Meddy Landry, New Hampshire
Jim Mandaville, Arizona
Walter Moos, Switzerland
Daniel Overbeek, South Africa
Alex Panzer, Ohio
Norman Parker, California
Werner Scharlach, Arizona
Dominic Toldo, South Africa
Jerome Winkler, Texas
    
SUNSPOT AWARDS
    
Patrick Abbott, Canada
Eric Anderson, New York
Tamer Atac, Turkey
Gerald Atkinson, Massachusetts
Howard Banes, New Zealand
William Barton, England
Robeto Battaiola, Italy
Jose Berdejo, Spain
John Blackwell, New Hampshire
Michael Boschat, Canada
Biswajit Bose, India
Brenda Branchett, Florida
Robert Branch, California
James Carlson, Massachusetts
Carl Clemens, Pennsylvania
Brian Cudnik, Texas
Thomas Compton, Missouri
Gregory Conlin, Washington
Frank Dempsey, Canada
Gerald Dyck, Massachusetts
Jean Dragesco, France
Franky Dubois, Belgium
Gontran Eleizalde, Venezuala
Javier Ruiz Fernandez, Spain
Nicolas Fleming, Argentina
Enrique Galvez Ferreyros, Peru
Mauro Oscar Gallo, Argentina
Richard Giovanoni, Maryland
Steve Gottschalk, Iowa
Marcelo Gundlach, Bolivia
Brian Halls, England
Kim Hay, Canada
Timothy Hrutkay, Pennsylvania
Jose Oporto Ibanez     Spain
Jan Janssens     Texas
Javier Jarboles     Spain
Thomas Jeffrey     California
Jamey Jenkins     Illinois
John Kaplan     Minnesota
Jim Knight     South Africa
Attila Kosa-Kiss     Romania
Michel Lerman     Canada
Monty Leventhal     Australia
Gennaro Lopriore     Massachusetts
Tom Lizak     Rhode Island
Thomas Lubbers     Minnesota
Todd Lohvinenko     Canada
Kjell Inge Malde     Norway
Enrico Mariani     Italy
Etsuiku Mochizuki     Japan
Larry McHenry     Pennsylvania
Jay Miller     Maryland
Michael Moeller     Germany
German Morales     Bolivia
George Mudry     Canada
Nigel Prestage     Australia
Thomas Randall     New York
E. C. Richardson     England
Jim Ramsey     Arkansas
Sharon Ramsey     Arkansas
Gerd-Lutz Schott     Germany
Gregg Scholl     New York
Clyde Simpson     Ohio
Robert Spellman     California
George Stefanopoulos     Greece
Gerhard Stemmler     Germany
Nick Stoikidis     Greece
Miyoshi Suzuki     Japan
Hitoshi Takuma     Japan
David Teske     Missouri
Raymond Thompson     Canada
Gonzalo Vargas     Bolivia
Carlos Vazquez     Argentina
Matthew Whitehouse     Missouri
William Wilson     Tennessee
Kenneth Watts     California
Hulya Yeshilyaprak     Turkey
 
 

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