Raleigh Astronomy Club members are able to participate in the Astronomical (AL) observing programs and RAC observing programs described below.
AL Observing Programs
The Astronomical League offers several interesting observing programs. The available observing programs cover a wide range of interests and skill levels providing something for everyone. Club members can participate in any of the Astronomical League observing programs.
Several members have received awards from the Astronomical League. If you'd like to know more about these awards or the others offered by the Astronomical League, visit the Astronomical League Observing Clubs web page.
Once you have completed the requirements for a program, submit your material to the Club's Astronomical League Coordinator at [email protected].
RAC AL Observing Club Awardees
|AL Program||Award Recipients|
|Arp Peculiar Galaxies||Dean H|
|Binocular Messier||Phyllis L, Dean H, Ian H, Chris E, Brian R, Chris W, Doug L|
|Caldwell||Dean H, Chris E, Ian H, Doug L|
|Comet Observer||Chris W|
|Constellation (Northern)||Susan H, Brian R|
|Deep-Sky Binocular||Chris E, Dean H, Brian R|
|Double Star||Dean H, Ian H|
|Galaxy Groups & Clusters||Dean H|
|Globular Cluster||Dean H, Brian R|
|Herschel 400||Jim A, Mark L, Jeff P, Chris E, Dean H, Carl M, Ian H, Doug L|
|Herschel II||Jim A, Dean H|
|Honorary Messier||Doug L, Chris W, Mark L, Jeff B, Jeff P, John R, Chris E, Jim A, Ian H, Dean H, Brian R|
|Lunar||Doug L, Ian H, Dean H, Chris E|
|Master Observer||Dean H|
|Open Cluster||Dean H|
|Outreach||Matt L (S), Brian R (S), Mike Keefe (M)|
|Planetary Nebulae||Dean H|
|Planetary Observers||Ian H, Dean H|
|Universe Sampler||Dean H, Sue H|