Advancing Variable Star Astronomy by Thomas R. Williams

By Thomas R. Williams

based in 1911, the AAVSO boasts over 1200 individuals and observers and is the world's biggest non-profit association devoted to variable celebrity statement. This well timed e-book marks the AAVSO's centennial 12 months, proposing an authoritative and exact historical past of this significant organization. Writing in an interesting and obtainable variety, the authors flow chronologically via 5 eras of the AAVSO, discussing the evolution of its constitution and function. during 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 novice astronomers, the authors have a good time the collaborative relationships that experience existed through the years. because the definitive background of the 1st hundred years of the AAVSO, this article has vast allure and may be of curiosity to beginner astronomers, in addition to historians and sociologists of technology in general.

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