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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 superstar statement. This well timed booklet marks the AAVSO's centennial yr, providing an authoritative and exact background of this significant organization. Writing in an attractive 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 hundreds of thousands of people whose contributions have made the AAVSO's development 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 vast charm and should be of curiosity to novice astronomers, in addition to historians and sociologists of technological know-how more often than not.

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18 He was an editorial board member of The Trinity Tablet, a campus newspaper published every 3 weeks. He also composed the lyrics of a song for which a fellow Trinity student, A. L. Ellis, composed the music. The pair sold the rights for their song to Broadway producer E. E. Rice for one of his musicals. 19 TRAVEL AND LAW SCHOOL After graduation from Trinity in June 1896, Tyler followed another late nineteenth century practice of the upper-middle class and traveled “abroad,” an experience that ranked along with a college education in the maturation process.

Appended to an 1897 announcement by Hagen in Popular Astronomy was an enthusiastic endorsement by amateur variable star astronomer John A. Parkhurst, who later served as a professional at Yerkes Observatory and provided Hagen with many photographic charts of faint variables corresponding to those in the ASV. ” The charts in the first three series depicted a 1◦ square region of the sky, with the variable star in the center. An inner field, 30 square, shows stars that are as faint as the variable at minimum; the field outside of this inner square shows the same stars that are found in the Durchmusterung.

When he graduated in 1892, the Academy principal, Robert P. 12 While Tyler Olcott attended the Academy, the elderly Captain Roath passed away in February 1891. Apparently fond of his step-grandson, he bequeathed Tyler Olcott his gold watch. Captain Roath passed half of his estate to his wife Olivia Ann Roath, who had supported him during his later years, including 10 years as an invalid. The remaining half was divided between his sister and his two nephews, William Samuel Roath and W. 14 Around 1890, a boom began in American collegiate education.

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