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Amateur-Professional Cooperation

Professional astronomers are becoming very interested in having amateur astronomers take observations for them. The Astronomical League was at the Amateur-Professional Cooperation session during the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Sciences meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, October 1998. It is an exciting time to be an amateur astronomer! Click here to read more.

There have been three meetings that are meant to promote amateur-professional cooperation. The first is ALCon '99 . The second is the Minor Planet Amateur-Professional Workshop 99held at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona on April 23 and 24, 1999.

The third was part of a first-ever a joint meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) and the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). During the meeting there was a major symposium on "Amateur-Professional Partnership in Astronomy Research and Education", held at the University of Toronto, Canada, July 5-7, 1999. We will keep you informed as more developments occur.

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This page is maintained by Matt Ganis for the Astronomical League. Comments, corrections, and suggestions can be addressed to This page last updated January 1, 2000.
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