We are pleased to welcome the following new members into the AAVSO family.
New members who joined between February 1 and February 28
Mr. Aishwarya Linesh Thakur
February 3, 2015
The AAVSO Program Committee spent many months evaluating the AAVSO's programs and activities. This committee has now released its report. A pdf version of the report may be found at
Survey Says - The AAVSO Strategy and Operations Survey
by Kevin Paxson
In late 2011 we asked you to fill out a membership demographic survey. Participation in the survey was remarkable, with 615 people responding. An analysis of the results have recently been submitted to the JAAVSO and accepted for publication. A pre-print can be downloaded via the link below.
Also, Kevin Paxson created a Google Map of members and observers, which can be viewed via the link below:
From now until April 30, 2012, new members can join the AAVSO for half off the usual price of annual dues.
Your total cost will be just $40.00. ($30.00 for 2012 dues and a one time $10.00 processing fee. This offer is only for new members.
Within a week or so (depending on where you live) you will receive your new member kit, which includes:
We are conducting a survey to learn more about the demographics of our members, observers and anyone affiliated with or interested in the AAVSO. Information may be used for purposes such as making strategic plans for the AAVSO, writing grant applications, planning observing campaigns, writing papers about our membership, etc.
Identifiable survey data will never be shared with anyone outside of the AAVSO.
AAVSO member, observer and science educator Dr. Pebble Richwine has had a minor planet named in her honor - 268242 Pebble. Pebble did her PhD in science education at the University of Arizona where her dissertation was on using variable stars in elementary school science education. She's given talks at many AAVSO meetings and is currently a science educator in Georgia.
Here is the official citation: