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The Astronomer AGM 2006

Four Amateur Supernova Discoverers

Veteran visual supernova discoverer Bob Evans gave a talk 'Amateur astronomers and the Accelerating Universe' at The Astronomer AGM held in St. Mary's Church Hall, Basingstoke on 23 September 2006. Afterwards the opportunity was taken (with four of the most successful amateur supernova discoverers present) to picture them outside St. Mary's Church.

At that date they had collectively discovered well in excess of 200 supernovae, or about 7.5% of all supernovae discovered, amateur or professional, since 1981!

From left to right (Number of discoveries at 23 Sep 2006, range of discovery dates): Tom Boles (103, 1997-2006), Rev. Robert O. Evans (46, 1981-2005), Mark Armstrong (70, 1994-2006), Ron Arbour (16, 1998-2005)   


 

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