Comet Siding Spring and Mars Encounter – Certificate

The Astronomical League is working with NASA to bring you some special observing opportunities and awards.  The first of these is coming up very soon.  It is to celebrate the flyby of Mars by Comet Siding-Spring.  The target date is October 19, 2014.  Submissions must be made to the NASA website by December 19, 2014.

In brief, you need to take a picture of the comet and/or Mars and submit it to the NASA website.  You also need to do an outreach event related to this event before December 19, 2014 and note it when you submit your image.  There is no pin, this does NOT count towards a Master Observer Certification, but there is a certificate signed by NASA and the AL President.

The NASA website address is:

If you have questions, send them to Aaron Clevenson at

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