An important notice for club treasurers and ALCors…

If your club has not yet paid its 2017-2018 Astronomical League dues, please contact the national office,, ASAP. We are concerned that we haven't heard from your club as the dues were payable five months ago. We know you want to continue receiving AL benefits – the Reflector, Observing Programs, Awards, Library Telescope Program and more – and we certainly don't want to lose your club as an Astronomical League member.

Observing Program Coordinators Needed

Some of our Observing Program Coordinators have decided to retire.  This means we are looking for a few folks with experience in the Observing Programs who would be willing to help as Coordinators.  Specifically we are looking for Coordinators for the Lunar Observing Programs, the Hydrogen-Alpha Solar Observing Program, and the Bright Nebulae Observing Program.  If you are interested or want more information, please contact Aaron Clevenson, A National Observing Program Director, at  We will be interviewing volunteers in January. 

New: Mars Observing Program

The details are all finalized, and the Program is here!  In time for the upcoming apparition of the planet Mars, the Astronomical League is unveiling its Mars Observing Program.  The requirements for this program were developed largely with the help of the Mars Section Coordinator for A. L. P.