AAVSO Observer Code
British Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section (BAA-VSS)
Full Name
Gary Poyner
Birmingham, West Midlands, GB
Background/Interesting Fact
Variable Star observer since 1975. Past Director of the British Astronomical Association Variable Star Section (BAAVSS). Currently co-ordinator of the BAAVSS Recurrent Objects Programme and Long Term Polar Monitoring Programme. BAAVSS web master. Joint co-ordinator of AAVSO CV section (CVnet) along with Mike Simonsen. Editor of the Variable Star pages of 'The Astronomer' magazine. Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Recipient of the BAA's 'Steavenson' award, BAA 'Walter Goodacre' award and BAAVSS 'Butterworth' award. AAVSO Directors award in 2003.

Talks on Variable Stars to groups around the UK.

Observatory based in Birmingham, England. 20 inch F4 reflector.
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CHOICE Courses Completed
Developing A Visual Observing Program 2011-06-09