For Your Eyes Only Observing Award

For Your Eyes Only Observer Award Coordinator:

David Whalen
1828 East Gate Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(404) 505-4208
E-mail: dvd.whalen@gmail.com

Introduction

Are you new to the hobby of astronomy?  Perhaps your have not yet purchased any equipment?  Perhaps your interests are based on a desire to just sit out under the skies and take in the wonders of the universe? Perhaps your telescope is getting a bit too heavy to muscle it around?  Then this Observing Award is for you.  This Observing Award will guide you through the best naked-eye targets in the sky.

Requirements and Rules     

This certification is available to members of the Astronomical League, either through their local astronomical society or as members at large.  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 join as a Member-at-Large .

The For Your Eyes Only Observer Award will be given to an AL member who has completed at least eight (8) of the League’s eyes-only-based observing programs:

Complete any 8 of these requirements:

  1. Alternate Constellation Observing Program (Gold Level certificate)
  2. Analemma Observing Program
  3. Astronomy Before the Telescope Observing Certificate
  4. Constellation Hunter Observing Program – Northern Skies
  5. Constellation Hunter Observing Program – Southern Skies
  6. Earth Orbiting Satellites Observing Program
  7. Galileo Observing Program (Eyes Only Level certificate)
  8. Lunar Observing Program (Eyes Only Level certificate)
  9. Meteor Observing Program (Gold Level certificate)
  10. Solar Neighborhood Observing Program (Eyes Only Level certificate)
  11. Solar System Observing Program (Eyes Only Level certificate)

Once a member has completed eight of the these requirements, she or he will be awarded a certificate. (These is no pin associated with this award.)

Submitting for Certification

The member should contact the Coordinator of the For Your Eyes Only Observer Awards with information that includes:

  • A list of the Observing Programs and Certificates you have completed.
  • The certificate numbers.
  • The Date on the certificates.
  • 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).

Upon verification of your submission and of your active membership in the Astronomical League, your recognition (certificate) will be emailed to you or to the awards coordinator for your society, as you specified.  Your name will also appear in an upcoming issue of the Reflector magazine and in the Astronomical League’s on-line database.  Congratulations.  Good luck with your next observing challenge.

For Your Eyes Only Observer Award Coordinator:

David Whalen
1828 East Gate Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(404) 505-4208
E-mail: dvd.whalen@gmail.com

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