Advancing Variable Star Astronomy by Thomas R. Williams

By Thomas R. Williams

based in 1911, the AAVSO boasts over 1200 participants and observers and is the world's greatest non-profit association devoted to variable megastar statement. This well timed e-book marks the AAVSO's centennial 12 months, providing an authoritative and exact historical past of this crucial organization. Writing in an interesting and available type, the authors stream chronologically via 5 eras of the AAVSO, discussing the evolution of its constitution and goal. through the textual content, the main target is at the hundreds of thousands of people whose contributions have made the AAVSO's development attainable. Describing a century of interplay among beginner astronomers, the authors have fun the collaborative relationships that experience existed through the years. because the definitive historical past of the 1st hundred years of the AAVSO, this article has wide allure and should be of curiosity to novice astronomers, in addition to historians and sociologists of technology in general.

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