AAVSO History

AAVSO Bulletin 75 for 2012 - Letter to Observers

Letter to Users of 2012 Bulletin and Some AAVSO Bulletin History

                                                                                                                                     February 2012

Dear Observers,

AAVSO 100th Anniversary Commemorative Posters

By popular demand! A set of twenty pdf commemorative posters exhibited at AAVSO Headquarters is available for downloading.

The posters show portraits of the AAVSO's Directors, Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers, Council members, and Staff from 1911 to 2011, the top Visual, CCD, PEP, and Photographic/Photovisual observers, and Professional Astronomers in Service to the AAVSO.

Click on the links below to download each poster.

AAVSO Scientific committee, section, division, and program chairs since 1911

Note: years shown prior to 1949 are as found in available archival records and may not be definitive.

Committee                     Years                   Chair; co–chair

Auroral                       1940–1948               Edward A. Halbach
                              1951–1954               Donald S. Kimball

Cataclysmic Variable          2008–                   Mike Simonsen; Gary Poyner

Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)   1992–1994               Priscilla J. Benson
                              1994–1996               Priscilla J.