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How do we react to COVID-19?

During these hard times of COVID-19, the AAVSO is working behind the scenes to continue our work and provide opportunities for your engagement with the wonders of the night sky. We are not eligible for the government “PPP” assistance plan. Thanks to the generosity of our members and donors we continue our work without any staff layoffs due to COVID-19. Our activities include:

  • We are offering free CHOICE courses, to sharpen your skills and enable you to participate in observer and research projects. We've had an overwhelming response and we increased our class capacity by almost 100%.
  • We are continuously updating VSX, checking data quality, responding to your e-questions, working on our infrastructure, and supporting our databases.
  • We continue brainstorming with our Harvard CAP partners on the AAVSO’s long-term sustainable future, as part of our Strategic Planning process.

We are grateful to our hard-working volunteers who work alongside the AAVSO staff to enable key projects. And we are empowered by knowing we are a community of people who love astronomy and enjoy observing the stars. We will continue offering guidance, training, and help you can rely on during this time.

Please be safe!


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