AAVSO Annual Campaign: 2021-2022

Text reads, Thank you!!!! Your donations surpassed our Campaign goal AND the funds needed to received the 20K grant!

A $20K challenge grant was awarded to AAVSO: this means that we needed to raise a matching $20K by March 31st to receive this grant. Thanks to you, we have!


In the past couple years, guided by our mission “to enable anyone, anywhere, to participate in scientific discovery through variable star astronomy,” we began implementing the new strategic plan focused on three primary goals:

   *High Member Satisfaction     *  Increased Organizational Impact    * Long-Term Financial Stability

In support of this plan, many new initiatives are underway to build and enhance citizen science, increase the impact we have on research, and expand our knowledge of the universe. We are dedicated to the growth and satisfaction of our membership, as well as the impact of our work on the scientific community. Our new and expanded programs and tools are already making a positive impact.


Meanwhile, our membership has grown to over 1,400 individuals, representing a unique collaboration of professional and amateur astronomers, and others who support our work.


Your donations helped us receive the challenge grant, and support AAVSO in our mission and goals, enabling a future generation to make a meaningful contribution to science with AAVSO. 


Thank you very much for your support, clear skies, and best wishes for a good year,

     Dave Cowall                         Kathleen Spirer
     AAVSO Board President        AAVSO Acting Executive Director