AL Observing Programs

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.

ALCor Brian Reasor awarding Ian Hewitt a certificate for completing the Herschel 400
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
Beyond Polaris Doug L, Ramiro R, Anastasia V
Binocular Messier Phyllis L, Dean H, Ian H, Chris E, Brian R, Chris W, Doug L, Al H, Mike K, Jim M, Anastasia V
Caldwell Dean H, Chris E, Ian H, Doug L, Al H
Comet Observer Chris W, Mark L
Constellation (Northern) Susan H, Brian R
Deep-Sky Binocular Chris E, Dean H, Brian R, Al H
Double Star Dean H, Ian H, Doug L, Al 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
Lunar Doug L, Ian H, Dean H, Chris E, Mike K, Anastasia V, Jim M, Al H
Lunar II Al H
Master Observer 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, Jim A, Scott C, Al H, Mike K, Robert M, John R, Craig Z
Messier Doug L, Chris W, Mark L, Jeff B, Jeff P, John R, Chris E, Jim A, Ian H, Dean H, Brian R, Jim A, Scott C, Robert M, John R, Craig Z
NASA Observing Challenges Mike K, Doug L, Jim M, Faith N, Ramiro R, Anastasia V
Northern ARP Peculiar Galaxies Dean H
Open Cluster Dean H
Outreach (highest level reached) Ian H (M), Doug L (M), Barton M (O), Jim M (O), Frank W (M), Matt L (M), Jack L (S), Brian R (S), Mike Keefe (M),
(O = Outreach, S = Stellar, M= Master
Planetary Nebulae Dean H
Planetary Nebula Observers Ian H, Dean H
Solar System Observing Dean H, Ian H
Southern Sky Binocular Observing Al H
Southern Sky Telescopic Observing Al H
Stellar Evolution Observing Ian H
Universe Sampler Dean H, Sue H

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