Re: Rich Roberts' A. L. Award

Richard W Roberts

This program isn’t too onerous and if anyone wants to take it on, I can help guide you in target selection and utilizing the AAVSO resources necessary to complete it.


I do love a good planetary nebula, but since AGB stars are their progenitors, I’d argue that variables should be tackled first.


Clear Skies,

Rich Roberts (RRIA)



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Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] Rich Roberts' A. L. Award


Good to see some BBAAers doing Astronomical League programs! With over 65 programs, there really is something for everyone. 


Of course, everyone should first do the Planetary Nebula Program (but maybe I’m biased?)


Ted Forte

Coordinator, Astronomical League Planetary Nebula Program



From: <> On Behalf Of George Reynolds via
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:18 PM
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Subject: [BackBayAstro] Rich Roberts' A. L. Award


Congratulations to Rich Roberts for earning the Variable Star Observing Program award from the Astronomical League.  His name appeared on page 30 of the latest "Reflector", the quarterly publication of the Astronomical League.


Keep up the good work!




George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia

Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA)


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