NASA Observing Challenges Special Awards Introduction

NASA Observing Challenges Special Awards Coordinator:

Aaron B. Clevenson
19411 Cluster Oaks Drive
Humble, TX 77346-2918
(281) 852-4667
E-mail: aaron@clevenson.org

 

Introduction

The Astronomical League has been working with NASA to bring you Observing Challenges.  These are opportunities to make participate in events associates with space missions to objects in the Solar System.  These challenges have certificates signed by the Astronomical League President and Director of NASA Planetary Science.  New opportunities will be added as new milestones for various missions occur.

 

The Rules and Regulations

To earn the certification, you need to meet these requirements:

  • Image the required object.
  • Submit that image to the website indicated by that challenge.
  • Do an outreach event associated with the event in the challenge.
  • Complete an on-line entry form on the NASA webasite.  The deadline for each challenge is given on the NASA website for that challenge.  It is typically one month after the event.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

You do not need to be a member of the Astronomical League to receive the certification.

 

The NASA Observing Challenges

The main site for the NASA Observing Challenges is:

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/challenges.cfm

 

Challenges that have been identified and included in the program are:

                New Horizons rendezvous with Pluto on July 14, 2015 (deadline: August 14, 2015):

                                https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/observepluto.cfm

                Comet Siding Spring rendezvous with Mars on October 19, 2014 (deadline:  November 19, 2015):

                                https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/observesidingspring.cfm

                Rosetta Spacecraft rendezvous with Comet Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 11, 2014 (deadline: January 12, 2015)

                                https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/observe67p.cfm

 

NASA Observing Challenges Special Awards Coordinator:

Aaron B. Clevenson
19411 Cluster Oaks Drive
Humble, TX 77346-2918
(281) 852-4667
E-mail: aaron@clevenson.org