RAC Observing Programs

RAC has its own observing programs that club members can work on and then submit their results for an award.

Each RAC observing programs is described in detail in the documents below, including the observing and submission requirements. Once you have completed the requirements for a program, submit your material to the RAC Observing Coordinator at [email protected].

The details on the observing clubs are below:

  Globular Cluster Club (59.0 KiB, 451 hits)


  Globular Cluster Log (6.6 KiB, 257 hits)


  Lunar 100 Club (321.9 KiB, 604 hits)


  Planetary Moon Club (143.9 KiB, 331 hits)


  Planet Club (168.7 KiB, 335 hits)


  SAA 100 Club (191.0 KiB, 442 hits)


  Star Trek Observing List (6.0 MiB, 313 hits)

The RAC members who have received RAC Observing Club awards are:

RAC ProgramDescriptionAward Recipients
Globular Cluster Club30 globular clusters in the skyChris W
Lunar 100100 interesting features of the moonAl H
Planetary Moon ClubInteresting moons of the planets
Planets ClubPlanets of our solar systemDean H
SAA 100 Club100 of the best deep-sky objectsIan H, Chris W
Star Trek Observing ListA list of 38 Deep Space objects mentioned in the various Star Trek TV episodes and movies
Courtesy of Clara Scattolin, more info >> HERE

Observers may also be interested in the lists of Messier objects below during a Messier Marathon, or any time during the year. Each list contains the Messier objects visible in the evening sky during that particular season.

  Spring Messier List (112.2 KiB, 524 hits)


  Summer Messier List (111.8 KiB, 467 hits)


  Fall Messier List (119.1 KiB, 517 hits)


  Winter Messier List (112.4 KiB, 435 hits)

If you have an idea for a new observing challenge for Club members, contact the RAC Observing Club Coordinator at [email protected] or a club officer to discuss your idea.