Download e-book for kindle: 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 famous person commentary. This well timed publication marks the AAVSO's centennial 12 months, offering an authoritative and actual background of this crucial organization. Writing in an attractive and available variety, the authors flow 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 hundreds of thousands of people whose contributions have made the AAVSO's growth attainable. Describing a century of interplay among novice astronomers, the authors have fun the collaborative relationships that experience existed through the years. because the definitive heritage of the 1st hundred years of the AAVSO, this article has large charm and may be of curiosity to beginner astronomers, in addition to historians and sociologists of technology in general.

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