Kristine M. Larsen
(Council member 1997-2001; 1st Vice President 2013-2015; President 2015-2019; Secretary to present)
Professor of Astronomy and Faculty Coordinator, Copernican Planetarium Geological Sciences Dept., Central Connecticut State University
"I believe the AAVSO represents the best of the Pro-Am collaboration in Astronomy. I personally enjoy observing the sun, and by contributing sunspot counts to the Solar Section I know that my individual observations add to the greater astronomical knowledge. That team spirit makes the AAVSO very special - each data point is important, yet the the whole of the organization's membership and massive archive are far more valuable than merely the sum total of its individuals and bytes."