Observing Programs Arranged by Equipment Needed to Complete Program

 

Naked Eye Observing Programs (no equipment required)

Analemma Observing Program
Comet Observering Program (possible to do, but will likely take many years)
Constellation Hunter Observing Program
Earth Orbiting Satellite Observing Program
Meteor Observing Program

 

Binocular Observing Programs (no telescopes required)

Binocular Double Star Observing Program
Binocular Messier Observing Program
Deep Sky Binocular Observing Program
Southern Skies Binocular Program

 

Telescopic Observing Programs

Arp Peculiar Galaxies Northern Observing Program
Arp Peculiar Galaxies Southern Observing Program
Asterism Observing Program
Asteroid Observing Program
Bright Nebula Observing Program
Caldwell Observing Program
Carbon Star Observing Program
Comet Observing Program
Dark Nebulae Observing Program
Double Star Observing Program
Flat Galaxies Observing Program
Galaxy Group and Clusters Observing Program
Galileo Observing Program
Globular Cluster Observing Program
Herschel 400 Observing Program
Herschel II Obsersving Program
Hydrogen Alpha Solar Observing Program (a hydrogen-alpha telescope is required)
Local Galaxy Groups and Neighborhood Observing Program
Lunar Observing Program
Lunar II Observing Program
Messier Observing Program
NEO Observing Award
Occultation Observing Program
Open Cluster Observing Program
Planetary Nebula Observing Program
Planetary Transit Special Observing Award (Venus and Mercury)
Radio Astronomy Observing Program (uses radio telescopes) (coming soon)
Sketching Observing Award
Sky Puppy Observing Program
Solar System Observing Program
Southern Sky Telescopic Observing Program
Sunspotters Observing Program (a solar filter is required)
Stellar Evolution Observing Program
Two in the View Observing Program (coming soon)
Universe Sampler observing Program
Urban Observing Program
Variable Star Observing Program

 

Other Awards

Dark Sky Advocate Award
Outreach Award
Master Observer Award