AL Observing Challenge - Special Observing Award

AL Observing Challenge Special Award Coordinator:

Aaron Clevenson
19411 Cluster Oaks Drive
Humble, TX 77346-2918
Telephone: 281-852-4667
E-mail: aaron@clevenson.org

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

The Astronomical League has identified opportunities to commemorate special astronomical events and bring you AL Observing Challenges.  New opportunities will be added significant celestial events are identified.

 

 

Requirements and Rules

To earn the certification, you need to meet these requirements:

  • Image or sketch the required object(s)
  • Submit that image or sketch as indicated by that challenge.  These should show as much detail as possible.
  • Do an outreach activity related to the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.  Include the date, time, and details of this activity in the same email to the coordinator.  Due to concerns with COVID-19, and in recognition that traditional outreach events are not COVID-19 safe, broadcasts to encourage the public to observe the event will be accepted as well as live streaming video broadcasts of the event, and even post-event public sharing of videos and images from the event are acceptable.
  • The deadline for submitting to meet this challenge is two months after the event, to compensate for the short notification.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

You do not need to be a member of the Astronomical League to receive this certification.   If you are not a member and would like to become one, check with your local astronomical society, search for a local society on the Astronomical League Website or click here.

The certificates, which are suitable for framing will be emailed to you, and may be printed by you.

 

The AL Observing Challenges

Current Challenges:

1. The Great Conjunction of 2020 (deadline for submission: February 21, 2021)

  • Observing Challenge:
    • Participants may either image or observe and sketch the Great Conjunction of 2020.  This may be done at any time between 12/14/2020 and 12/28/2020.
    • Do an outreach activity related to the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.  Include the date, time, and details of this activity in the same email to the coordinator.  Due to concerns with COVID-19, and in recognition that traditional outreach events are not COVID-19 safe, broadcasts to encourage the public to observe the event will be accepted as well as live streaming video broadcasts of the event, and even post-event public sharing of videos and images from the event are acceptable.
    • Submit your observations and images, plus the details of your outreach activity, by the deadline, to the coordinator.

AL Observing Challenges Special Awards Coordinator:

Aaron B. Clevenson
19411 Cluster Oaks Drive
Humble, TX 77346-2918
(281) 852-4667
E-mail: aaron@clevenson.org