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AAVSO Council

AAVSO Board Officers and Members - Joyce A. Guzik

Joyce A. Guzik

(Council member 2015-2019)

Astronomy, Ph.D.

Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

"I have been involved in the NASA Kepler spacecraft Guest Observer program, using Kepler's photometric data to discover and study variable stars. I have also worked on stellar evolution and pulsation modelling of the Sun and many types of variables."

AAVSO Board Officers and Members - Kristine M. Larsen


Kristine M. Larsen

(Council member 1997-2001; 1st Vice President 2013-2015; President 2015-2018;  Past President 2018-2019)

Astronomy, Ph.D.

Professor of Astronomy and Faculty Coordinator, Copernican Planetarium Geological Sciences Dept., Central Connecticut State University

AAVSO Board Officers and Members - William Stein

William Stein

(Council member 2015-2017; 1st Vice President 2017-2018, 2018-2019)

Astronomy, Ph.D.

Imaging Scientist, Physical Science Department, New Mexico State University

Section Leaders

Current Section Leaders and Advisors

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AAVSO Officers and Council-Katrien Kolenberg

Katrien Kolenberg (Council member: 2016-2018)

Astronomy, Ph.D.

Professor of Astrophysics University of Antwerp, Belgium; Associate Researcher University of Leuven, Belgium & Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA

AAVSO Officers and Council-Gary Walker

Gary Walker

(Council member 1993-2001; Secretary 2005-2018, 2018-2019)

Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, B.S., M.Sc.
Northop-Grumman (retired); Maria Mitchell Association

AAVSO Officers and Council-Roger S. Kolman

1st Vice President 2015–2016

Roger S. Kolman

Physics, Ph.D.

Argonne National Laboratory (retired); Adjunct Lecturer, Harper College in Palatine, Illinois; ACT tutor at the Huntington Learning Center in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

AAVSO Officers and Council-Stella Kafka

Stella Kafka

(AAVSO CEO 2015-present)

Astronomy, Ph.D.

"I am thrilled to be part of an active community of professional and non-professional astronomers trying to understand the most exciting (sometimes unpredictable) objects in the night sky!"

Announcing the Candidates for 2016 AAVSO Council Elections

Slate of candidates for AAVSO Council elections to be held November 2016

Richard Berry, Lyons, Oregon
Tom Calderwood, Bend, Oregon
David Gagnon, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Mike Joner, Provo, Utah
Katrien Kolenberg, Heverlee, Belgium -  *running for re-election
Linda Morgan-O’Connor, Danforth, Maine
Richard S. Post, Lexington, Massachusetts
Gregory R. Sivakoff, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Biographical statements from candidates

Richard Berry, Lyons, Oregon

AAVSO Officers and Council-Aaron Price

Aaron Price 2015-2017

Learning Sciences, Ph.D.

Manager of Evaluation and Research, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago


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