2 New NASA Observing Challenges: TESS and InSight

We have added two new Observing Challenge Certificates: TESS and Mars InSight.  These activities have deadlines in 2018.  For more information, checkout the webpage:  https://www.astroleague.org/programs/nasa-observing-challenges-special-awards-introduction

​You do NOT need to be a member of the Astronomical League to participate in these Observing Challenges.  Certificates will be awarded, but there are no lapel pins.

Attention Master Observers!

The officers of the League would like to again give special recognition to Master Observers who attend ALCon 2018 in Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota.

At the awards banquet on Saturday evening a special wall plaque will be presented in commemoration of your accomplishment. It does not matter what year you became an MO. We only require that you be present at the banquet to receive this recognition – and have not received the award at an earlier ALCon ceremony.

Lunar Images Needed

The Astronomical League is considering whether or not it should offer a special moon map showing the features included in the Lunar and Lunar II Observing Programs. We are looking for high quality images of the 3 or 4 day old moon, the 8 day old moon, the 21 day old moon, and the 25 day old moon. These images will be used to guide users to specific program features.
If you have something you’d like to contribute, please contact John Goss, president@astroleague.org