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IYL Youth Contest Winners!

WINNER - Video Category:

A Holiday Tour to the Planet Saturn - created by Jashleen Kaur and Low Mun Shuen from Singapore.

WINNER - Essay Category:

A Personal Planet

The attached paintings were submitted by children (ages 6 to 15) participating in an art and astronomy workshop sponsored by the "Society of Students Against Poverty", in Shiraz, Iran. Click here to see a wonderful video of the children working on this project!


Photos by Dawoud Tarawa et al.

The following are some photographs sent to the AAVSO by Dr. Suleiman M Baraka, UNESCO Chair-holder: Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences, Islamic University, Gaza, Palestine.

The stunning images below were taken by members of a group of seventy astrophotographers led by Dawoud Tarawa in the West Bank.




Tribute to Observers

The heart and soul of the AAVSO are our observers - a diverse collection of people from around the globe who share a common interest in what we do. When asked what motivates them, this is what they had to say...

Franz-Josef (Josch) Hambsch (HMB)

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