Advancing Variable Star Astronomy: The Centennial History of the American Association of Variable Star Observersby Thomas R. Williams, Michael Saladyga
As the definitive history of the AAVSO, this text will interest amateur and professional astronomers, historians and sociologists alike.See more details below
As the definitive history of the AAVSO, this text will interest amateur and professional astronomers, historians and sociologists alike.
- Cambridge University Press
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Table of Contents
Preface; Part I. Pioneers in Variable Star Astronomy Prior to 1909: 1. The emergence of variable star astronomy – a need for observations; 2. A need for observers; Part II. The Founding of the AAVSO – The William Tyler Olcott Era: 3. The amateur's amateur; 4. Amateurs in the service of science; Part III. The Leon Campbell Era: 5. Leon Campbell to the rescue; 6. Formalizing relationships; 7. The Pickering Memorial Endowment; 8. Fading of the Old Guard; 9. Growing pains and distractions; Part IV. The Service Bureau – The Margaret Mayall Era: 10. Learning about independence; 11. Eviction from Harvard College Observatory; 12. Actions and reactions; 13. In search of a home; 14. Survival on Brattle Street; 15. AAVSO achievements; 16. Breathing room on Concord Avenue; Part V. Analysis and Science: The Janet Mattei Era: 17. The growth of a director; 18. Learning the ropes the hard way; 19. Managing with renewed confidence; 20. Expanding the scientific charter; Part VI. Accelerating Observational Science – The Arne Henden Era: 21. Bridging the gap; 22. Accelerating the science – the Henden era begins; Epilogue; Appendices; Index.
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