Enter your astro-image in the Astronomical League's OPT Imaging Awards competition!

Do you have an astro-image taken since March 31, 2017 that you are particularly proud of?? Why not enter it into the 2018 OPT Imaging Awards competition! There are first, second, and third place winners for three categories: Wide Field, Solar System, and Deep Sky. All first place winners receive a $250 gift certificate from OPT, all second place winners receive a $125 gift certificate, and all third place winners receive a $75 gift certificate.

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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, leagueoffice@astroleague.org, 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 aaron@clevenson.org.  We will be interviewing volunteers in January.