Download PDF by Thomas R. Williams: Advancing Variable Star Astronomy

By Thomas R. Williams

ISBN-10: 0521519128

ISBN-13: 9780521519120

based in 1911, the AAVSO boasts over 1200 participants and observers and is the world's biggest non-profit association devoted to variable big name remark. This well timed e-book marks the AAVSO's centennial yr, proposing an authoritative and exact background of this significant organization. Writing in a fascinating and obtainable kind, the authors circulation chronologically via 5 eras of the AAVSO, discussing the evolution of its constitution and objective. through 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 beginner astronomers, the authors rejoice 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 charm and may be of curiosity to beginner astronomers, in addition to historians and sociologists of technological know-how in general.

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