AAVSO Observer Code
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Full Name
Tom Calderwood
Bend, OR, US
Background/Interesting Fact
MIT math major, software engineer by trade. Worked on the Chandra X-ray Observatory project for 9 years. Volunteered at Maria Mitchell Observatory, ran public programs at Acadia National Park. Been interested in astronomy since I was a kid, and have built two telescopes. Currently head of the AAVSO photoelectric photometry section.
CHOICE Courses Completed
How to use VSTAR 2015-08-07
Variable Star Classification and Light Curves 2016-04-08
Photoelectric Photometry in the 21st Century (instructor) 2020-12-29
Fundamental Statistics for Photometry (instructor) 2021-03-09