Observing Program Division Announcement - AL Moons Observing Challenge

In conjunction with the International Observe the Moon Night, and with the urging of one of our members, we are having another AL Observing Challenge:  The Moons of the Solar System.  Information can be found on the website:  

https://www.astroleague.org/content/al-observing-challenge-special-observing-award

It is the third active challenge. 

Observations may begin on 10/1/2022 and continue through 11/30/2022.  They must be submitted to the coordinator by 12/31/2022. 

Observing Program Division Announcement - New OP Selector Grid

Information useful in helping you determine which Observing Program is right for you is now available in one place on one page.  This grid contains information about experience level, equipment required, techniques which are allowed, and special requirements.  To see the grid, go to the webpage:

https://www.astroleague.org/content/observing-program-selector-grid

Good luck and clear skies.

Observing Program Division Announcement - Coordinators Needed

It is once again time to search for Coordinators for some of our Observing Programs.  Although the list of open positions may grow, currently we are looking for members who are interested and willing to help as an Observing Program Coordinator.  We will begin the selection process in January 2023, but you may submit your name and for which Coordinator roles you are interested to Aaron Clevenson, Observing Program Director, at any time: aaron@clevenson.org.

These Observing Programs and Awards are in need of a new Coordinator:

Observing Program Division Announcement - Solar Neighborhood Observing Program

This year at the AL-Con in Albuquerque the Council approved two new Observing Programs.  One of them is the Solar Neighborhood Observing Program.

The Solar Neighborhood OP is intended to introduce observers to the stars located near our Sun.  For more information, check out the Solar Neighborhood OP web page.

https://www.astroleague.org/content/solar-neighborhood-observing-program

Observing Program Division Announcement - Bennett Observing Program

This year at the AL-Con in Albuquerque the Council approved two new Observing Programs.  One of them is the Bennett Observing Program.

The Bennett OP is a direct substitute for the Messier OP for those south of the equator.  For more information, check out the Bennett OP web page.

https://www.astroleague.org/content/bennett-observing-program

The Bennett OP may be used in place of Messier OP for the Master Observer Award.

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