Master Observer - Platinum Award

Master Observer - Platinum 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 - Platinum Award step in the Master Observer Progression.  You have seen so much.  There are still things to see, but some of them are much harder to acquire. Pursuit of this award will help you span the full breadth of the universe of amateur astronomy.

The goal of the Master Observer - Platinum Award is to is to encourage observers to try it all, to stretch their horizons and also their skills.  With this goal in mind, the observer needs to add 10 more certifications for a total of 40.

Rules

The Master Observer - Platinum Award will be given to an AL member who has completed the Observer Award, the Master Observer Award, the Advanced Observer Award, and the ten additional required observing programs.

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 have earned the Master Observer - Gold Award
  • Must be part of the Master Observers Network (MO-Net)

The observer must complete these additional observing programs:

  • The Outreach (Master Level) Observing Award.
  • The Dark Sky Advocate Observing Award.
  • The NEO (Advanced) Observing Program.
  • The Radio Astronomy (Gold) Observing Program.
  • Either the Asteroid (Gold) Observing Program or the Comet (Gold) Observing Program.

The observer must also complete other observing programs to reach a total of 40.

​Please note that an observing program previously completed as part of the Observer Award, the Master Observer Award, or the Advanced Observer Award can not be counted again for the Master Observer - Platinum Award.  When you have completed the requirements for the Master Observer  - Platinum Award, you will have completed at least 40 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 - Platinum 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 - Platinum Award certificate and pin will be sent.

 

Master Observer - Platinum 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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