Master Observer - Gold Award

Master Observer - Gold Award Coordinator:

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

 

Introduction

Welcome to the Master Observer - Gold Award step in the Master Observer Progression.  You have seen so many things.  There are still things yet to see.

The goal of the Master Observer - Gold Award is to is to encourage observers to try more, to expand their knowledge and skills.  With this goal in mind, the observer needs to add 10 more certifications for a total of 30.

 

Rules

The Master Observer - Gold Award will be given to an AL member who has completed the Observer Award, the Master Observer Award, the Advanced Observer Award, the Master Observer - Silver Award, and the ten additional required observing programs for a total of 30.

The Observer:

  • Must be a member of the Astronomical League.
  • Must have earned the Observer Award 
  • Must have earned the Master Observer Award
  • Must have earned the Advanced Observer Award
  • Must have earned the Master Observer - Silver Award
  • Must be part of the Master Observers Network (MO-Net).

The observer must complete these five additional observing programs:

  • The Outreach Observing Award (at least Stellar Level).
  • The Herschel II Observing Program.
  • The Hydrogen Alpha Solar Observing Program.
  • The Stellar Evolution Observing Program.
  • The Variable Star Observing Program or the Binocular Variable Star Observing Program.

The observer must also complete other observing programs to reach a total of 30.

​Please note that an observing program previously completed as part of the Observer Award, the Master Observer Award, the Advanced Observer Award, or the Master Observer - Silver Award can not be counted again for the Master Observer - Gold Award.  When you have completed the requirements for the Master Observer  - Gold Award, you will have completed at least 30 separate Observing Programs. 

Once a member has completed the observing programs, she or he will be given a certificate and pin. 

 

Submitting for Certification

The member should contact the coordinator of the Master Observer - Gold Award with information that includes:

  • A list of the awards you have completed.
  • The certificate number.  
  • Your name, as you want it printed on the certificate.
  • Your mailing address.
  • Your telephone number.
  • Your E-mail address.
  • Your club affiliation (If you are a Member-At-Large, please include that information, too).
  • The name and address of the person to whom the award should be sent (Awards Coordinator?).

Once the awards are verified and documented, the Master Observer - Gold Award certificate will be sent.

 

Master Observer - Gold Award Coordinator:

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

 

Links:

Master Observer Progression Webpage
Observer Award Webpage
Binocular Master Observer Award Webpage
Master Observer Award Webpage
Advanced Observer Award Webpage
Master Observer - Silver Award
Master Observer - Gold Award
Master Observer - Platinum Award

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