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2017 End of Campaign Thank You

Thank you for your generous support!

Thanks to the generous support of the Annual Campaign Matching Challenge by so many AAVSO members and friends we have reached our 2017 annual campaign fundraising goal - and we surpassed it, reaching $41,800! THANK YOU!!  We are grateful to your response, and we pledge to continue our efforts to bringing variable star research to everyone everywhere. We were particularly pleased to see the positive response to the Citizen Astronomer Promoter (CAP) Challenge, which will send a special Citizen Astronomer Promoter baseball cap to those who participated.

Special thanks to Richard Berry, Joyce Guzik, David Hinzel, Rodney Howe, Arlo Landolt, Kristine Larsen, Kevin Marvel, Gordon Myers, Richard Post, Gary Walker and Doug Welch who generously provided the initial matching funds to the campaign!

Your generosity and commitment helps the AAVSO bring the world of variable stars to all. It helps us train new observers, maintain our international database, curate our software, work on new and exciting projects. Becoming a donor, is not only proof of your own passion for knowledge and scientific advancement – it means that, thanks to you, the spark of curiosity and scientific discovery will come alive in hundreds of people from around the world. It means that you value the hard work of thousands of Citizen Astronomers worldwide. It means that you power groundbreaking research and astonishing discoveries. It means that you value astronomical observations and the AAVSO’s mission to make it accessible to everyone everywhere. It means that you are part of the AAVSO’s legacy, and ensure its continuity.

From one citizen Astronomer to another,

Best wishes – clear skies,

Stella Kafka,

AAVSO Director


AAVSO 49 Bay State Rd. Cambridge, MA 02138 617-354-0484