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By Thomas R. Williams

based in 1911, the AAVSO boasts over 1200 contributors and observers and is the world's biggest non-profit association devoted to variable megastar remark. This well timed booklet marks the AAVSO's centennial yr, providing an authoritative and actual background of this crucial organization. Writing in a fascinating and available variety, the authors stream chronologically via 5 eras of the AAVSO, discussing the evolution of its constitution and function. in the course of the textual content, the main target is at the millions 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 heritage of the 1st hundred years of the AAVSO, this article has extensive charm and should be of curiosity to beginner astronomers, in addition to historians and sociologists of technology in general.

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