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, 1,247 hits)
Globular Cluster Log (6.6 KiB, 823 hits)
Lunar 100 Club (321.9 KiB, 1,533 hits)
Planetary Moon Club (143.9 KiB, 942 hits)
Planet Club (168.7 KiB, 990 hits)
SAA 100 Club (191.0 KiB, 1,020 hits)
Star Trek Observing List (6.0 MiB, 1,212 hits)
The RAC members who have received RAC Observing Club awards are:
|RAC Program||Description||Award Recipients|
|Globular Cluster Club||30 globular clusters in the sky||Chris W|
|Lunar 100||100 interesting features of the moon||Al H|
|Planetary Moon Club||Interesting moons of the planets|
|Planets Club||Planets of our solar system||Dean H|
|SAA 100 Club||100 of the best deep-sky objects||Ian H, Chris W|
|Star Trek Observing List||A list of 38 Deep Space objects mentioned in the various Star Trek TV episodes and movies|
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, 1,126 hits)
Summer Messier List (111.8 KiB, 945 hits)
Fall Messier List (119.1 KiB, 1,530 hits)
Winter Messier List (112.4 KiB, 1,446 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.