Observing Programs

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Whatcom Association of Celestial Observers currently sponsers two observing programs for it's members. In addition, all of the Astronomical League observing programs are available to members. Once completed, observing logs need to be turned over to our Observing Awards Officer, Richard Just for review.

Richard can be reached at club meetings.

Astronomical League


The Observing Clubs offer encouragement and certificates of accomplishment for demonstrating observing skills with a variety of instruments and objects.

Each Club offers a certificate based upon acheiving certain observing goals. These are usually in the form of a specific number of objects of a specific group with a given type of instrument. Ocassionally there are multiple levels of accomplishment within the club. There is no time limit for completing the required observing, but good record keeping is required. When you have reached the requisite number of objects, your observing logs are examined by the appropriate authority and you will receive a certificate and pin to proclaim to all that you have reached your goal.

Astro Leage Observing Clubs

American Association of Amateur Astronomers


Provides the AL's FREE Observe Programs in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document File format at no charge as a service to members of the AAAA, the Astronomical League, and the astronomical community at large

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British comet page

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