By Thomas R. Williams

based in 1911, the AAVSO boasts over 1200 contributors and observers and is the world's greatest non-profit association devoted to variable celebrity commentary. This well timed ebook marks the AAVSO's centennial yr, proposing an authoritative and actual heritage of this crucial organization. Writing in an enticing and available sort, the authors circulate 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 millions 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 background of the 1st hundred years of the AAVSO, this article has huge allure and should be of curiosity to novice astronomers, in addition to historians and sociologists of technological know-how in general.

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