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American Association of Variable Star Observers

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Since its founding in 1911, the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) has coordinated, collected, evaluated, analyzed, published, and archived variable star observations made largely by amateur astronomers and makes the records available to professional astronomers, researchers, and educators. [1]

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Albert F. A. L. Jones

Albert Francis Arthur Lofley Jones (9 August 1920 – 11 September 2013) was a New Zealand amateur astronomer, and a prolific variable star and comet observer, a member of the Variable Star Section and the Comet Section of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand.

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Amateur astronomy

Amateur astronomy is a hobby whose participants enjoy observing or imaging celestial objects in the sky using the unaided eye, binoculars, or telescopes.

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American Association of Variable Star Observers

Since its founding in 1911, the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) has coordinated, collected, evaluated, analyzed, published, and archived variable star observations made largely by amateur astronomers and makes the records available to professional astronomers, researchers, and educators.

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Anne Sewell Young

Anne Sewell Young (January 2, 1871 – August 15, 1961) was an American astronomer.

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Arne Henden

Arne Henden is an American observational astronomer, instrument and software specialist, and co-discoverer of a minor planet.

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Arto Oksanen

Arto Oksanen is a Finnish amateur astronomer and observer at the Nyrölä Observatory, located about 20 kilometers from the city of Jyväskylä in Finland.

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Asteroid

Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System.

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Astronomer

An astronomer is a scientist in the field of astronomy who concentrates their studies on a specific question or field outside the scope of Earth.

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Astronomy

Astronomy (from ἀστρονομία) is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena.

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Astronomy & Astrophysics

Astronomy & Astrophysics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering theoretical, observational, and instrumental astronomy and astrophysics.

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Ben Mayer

Ben Mayer (born 1925 in Germany – 28 Dec 1999) was an amateur astronomer perhaps best known for the invention of the projection blink comparator (PROBLICOM), a low-cost version of the blink comparator.

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Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society

Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society (BAAS; Bull. Am. Astron. Soc.) is the journal of record for the American Astronomical Society established in 1969.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area.

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Carl A. Anderson

Carl Albert Anderson (born February 27, 1951) is the thirteenth and current Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus.

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Carolyn Hurless

Carolyn Hurless (November 24, 1934 – February 13, 1987) was an American astronomer and an American Association of Variable Star Observers merit award winner.

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Charles Elmer

Charles Wesley Elmer (1872–1954) was an American amateur astronomer and court reporter who co-founded the Perkin-Elmer optical company in 1937.

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Charles Hugh Smiley

Charles Hugh Smiley (September 6, 1903 – July 26, 1977) was an American astronomer and academic, and the author of column on astronomy, “Planets and Stars” (Providence Journal, 1938-1957).

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Clinton B. Ford

Clinton B. Ford (March 1, 1913 – September 23, 1992), aged 79, was an American investor, musician and amateur astronomer specializing in the observation of variable stars.

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Dirk Brouwer

Dirk Brouwer (September 1, 1902, Rotterdam – January 31, 1966, New Haven) was a Dutch-American astronomer.

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Dorrit Hoffleit

Ellen Dorrit Hoffleit (March 12, 1907 – April 9, 2007) was an American senior research astronomer at Yale University.

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Edward A. Halbach

Edward A. Halbach (April 5, 1909 – March 20, 2011) was an American amateur astronomer and prolific variable star observer.

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Epsilon Aurigae

Epsilon Aurigae (ε Aurigae, abbreviated Eps Aur, ε Aur) is a multiple star system in the northern constellation of Auriga.

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Ernest William Brown

Ernest William Brown FRS (29 November 1866 – 22 July 1938) was an English mathematician and astronomer, who spent the majority of his career working in the United States and became a naturalised American citizen in 1923.

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Giovanni Battista Lacchini

Giovanni Battista Lacchini (20 May 1884 – 6 January 1967) was an Italian astronomer.

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Harlow Shapley

Harlow Shapley (November 2, 1885 – October 20, 1972) was a 20th-century American scientist, head of the Harvard College Observatory (1921–1952), and political activist during the latter New Deal and Fair Deal.

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Harriet Williams Bigelow

Harriet Williams Bigelow (June 7, 1870 − June 27, 1934) was an American instructor and astronomer Born in Fayetteville, New York, Harriet was the daughter of pastor Dana Williams Bigelow and Katherine Huntington.

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Harvard College Observatory

The Harvard College Observatory (HCO) is an institution managing a complex of buildings and multiple instruments used for astronomical research by the Harvard University Department of Astronomy.

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Helen Lines

Helen Lines (died 2001) was an American amateur astronomer.

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Helen Sawyer Hogg

Helen Battles Sawyer Hogg, CC (1 August 1905 – 28 January 1993) was an astronomer noted for pioneering research into globular clusters and variable stars.

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Janet Akyüz Mattei

Janet Akyüz Mattei (January 2, 1943 – March 22, 2004) was a Turkish-American astronomer who was the director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) from 1973 to 2004.

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John E. Bortle

John E. Bortle is an American amateur astronomer.

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Joseph Ashbrook

Joseph Ashbrook (April 4, 1918 – August 4, 1980) was an American astronomer.

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Leah Allen

Leah Brown Allen (November 6, 1884 in Providence, Rhode Island – February 1973) was an American astronomer and Professor of Astronomy at Hood College.

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Lee Anne Willson

Lee Anne Willson (born 1947) is an American astronomer.

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Leon Campbell

Leon Campbell (January 20, 1881 – May 10, 1951) was an American astronomer.

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Leslie Peltier

Leslie Copus Peltier (January 2, 1900 – May 10, 1980) was an American amateur astronomer and discoverer of several comets and novae, once described as "the world's greatest non-professional astronomer" by Harlow Shapley.

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Leukemia

Leukemia, also spelled leukaemia, is a group of cancers that usually begin in the bone marrow and result in high numbers of abnormal white blood cells.

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Light curve

In astronomy, a light curve is a graph of light intensity of a celestial object or region, as a function of time.

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List of astronomical societies

A list of notable groups devoted to promoting astronomy research and education.

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List of minor planet discoverers

This is a list of all astronomers who are credited by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) with the discovery of one or several minor planets.

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Margaret Mayall

Margaret Walton Mayall (January 27, 1902 – December 6, 1995) was an American astronomer.

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Marjorie Williams

Marjorie Williams (January 13, 1958 – January 16, 2005) was a writer, reporter, and columnist for Vanity Fair and The Washington Post, writing about American society and profiling the American "political elite.".

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Michael Koppelman

Michael Koppelman is an American record producer and recording engineer.

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Michiel Daniel Overbeek

Michiel Daniel Overbeek (15 September 1920 in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, South Africa – 19 July 2001 in Johannesburg), also known as Danie Overbeek, was a South African amateur astronomer and one of the most prolific variable star observers.

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Minor Planet Center

The Minor Planet Center (MPC) is the official worldwide organization in charge of collecting observational data for minor planets (such as asteroids and comets), calculating their orbits and publishing this information via the Minor Planet Circulars.

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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.

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Norwich, Connecticut

Norwich, known as 'The Rose of New England', is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States.

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Pamela L. Gay

Pamela L. Gay (born December 12, 1973) is an American astronomer, educator, podcaster, and writer, best known for her work in astronomical podcasting and citizen science astronomy projects.

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Paula Szkody

Paula Szkody (July 17, 1948-) is a professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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Peter Francis Williams

Peter Francis Williams is an amateur astronomer from New South Wales, Australia.

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Phoebe Waterman Haas

Phoebe Waterman Haas (September 20, 1882 – 1967) was one of the earliest American woman to be awarded a doctorate in Astronomy (1913).

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Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (often abbreviated as PASP in references and literature) is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal managed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

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Radha Gobinda Chandra

Radhagobinda Chandra (রাধা গোবিন্দ চন্দ্র;July 16, 1878 - April 3, 1975) was a Bangladeshi-Indian astronomer.

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Richard D. Lines

Richard D. Lines (April 21, 1916 – June 29, 1992) was an American amateur astronomer.

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Richard Huziak

Richard Huziak (born March 18, 1957 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian amateur astronomer for whom the International Astronomical Union named main-belt asteroid 4143 Huziak.

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Robert Evans (astronomer)

Robert Owen Evans, OAM (born 20 February 1937) is a minister of the Uniting Church in Australia and an amateur astronomer who holds the record for visual discoveries of supernovae (42).

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Rosina Dafter

Rosina Dafter (née Fitton), FRAS (15 March 1875 - 9 June 1959) was an astronomer and the first Australian woman to be made a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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Russell Merle Genet

Russell Merle Genet (born 1940) is an American research scholar and astronomer, who specializes in photometric observations and analysis of very short-period eclipsing binary stars.

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Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster.

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Sky & Telescope

Sky & Telescope (S&T) is a monthly American magazine covering all aspects of amateur astronomy, including the following.

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Star

A star is type of astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own gravity.

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The Astrophysical Journal

The Astrophysical Journal, often abbreviated ApJ (pronounced "ap jay") in references and speech, is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of astrophysics and astronomy, established in 1895 by American astronomers George Ellery Hale and James Edward Keeler.

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Thomas R. Williams

Thomas Robert Williams is a Canadian university professor and academic administrator, who served as the 19th Principal of Queen's University, in Kingston, Ontario.

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Universe Today

Universe Today (UT) is a popular North American-based non-commercial space and astronomy news website.

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Variable star

A variable star is a star whose brightness as seen from Earth (its apparent magnitude) fluctuates.

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William Tyler Olcott

William Tyler Olcott (1873–1936) was an American lawyer and amateur astronomer.

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8900 AAVSO

8900 AAVSO, provisional designation, is a stony asteroid from the central region of the asteroid belt, approximately 5.5 kilometers in diameter.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Association_of_Variable_Star_Observers

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