Observing Program Division Request - On-Line Database

We need your help!  We would like to make sure that our on-line database is as accurate as possible.  Please take a few minutes and confirm that Observing Program certifications you have earned are represented.

We know that recent ones may not have had a chance to be entered yet, but submissions should have been made on 4/1/2022, so hopefully most of them have made it on-line.

If you find any discrepancies, please send an email to Aaron Clevenson at aaron@clevenson.org.  We will do what we can to correct the issues.


If you wish to apply for a Master Observer's plaque, you need to register for ALCON 2022 by May 25. As part of the registration, you should indicate that you are a Master Observer, provide your certificate number, and state that you have not received the Master Observer plaque. You will also need to register to attend the Awards Banquet on 30 July, during which the plaques will be presented. You can register online or by mail.

The registration web page is: https://alcon2022.astroleague.org

Observing Program Division Announcement - Al Observing Challenge - Galaxy Season

The Astronomical League's Observing Challenge for the Galaxy Season has started.  It runs from now through June 30, 2022.  This is open to anyone, membership in the AL is not required.  For more information, go to the Challenge's web page:  


Observing Program Division Announcement - Silver Level for Alternate Constellations

The Alternate Constellations Observing Program has been split into Silver and Gold Levels.  Links have also been added to help you find more information on the various cultural and obsolete constellations.  Those members who have already earned the certification have received the Gold Level.  Only the 40 observations of Obsolete Constellations are required for the Silver Level..  For full details check out their updated web page:

Observing Program Division Announcement - Silver Level for Youth

The Youth Astronomer Observing Program has been split into the Silver and Gold Levels.  This program is a stepping stone for young astronomers (17 years old or younger) to dip ther feet into the Astronomical League's Observing Programs.  Only 25 observations are required from 5 different programs.  For full details check out their updated web page: