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Astronomical Society

A Member Club of the Astronomical League


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The Astronomical League provides many different observing programs. These programs are designed to provide a direction for your observations and to provide a goal. The programs have awards and pins conveyed by the Astronomical League to recognize the observers’ accomplishments and for demonstrating their observing skills with a variety of instruments and objects.

More information on the Astronomical League’s many observing programs can be found here.

Name Program Level Award Number Award Date
Darin Templet Messier Program Honoray 2737 12-May-18
Darin Templet Binocular Messier Program   1131 25-Jan-18
Steve Coltrin Two in the View 23 27-Jun-17
Jonathan L. Schuchardt Stellar Evolution Program   49 11-Jun-17
Steve Coltrin Constellation Hunter Northern Skies Program   187 28-Jan-17
Jonathan L. Schuchardt Planetary Nebula Program Basic 31 18-Oct-16
Steve Coltrin Binocular Double Program   110 22-Jul-16
Steve Coltrin Binocular Messier Program   1090 9-Jul-16
Jonathan L. Schuchardt Two in the View   14 19-Jun-16
Steve Coltrin Messier Program Honorary 2724 16-Jun-16
Darin Templet Messier Program   2737 16-Jun-16
Steve Coltrin Lunar Program Telescopic 944 18-Mar-16
Steve Coltrin Messier Program   2724 18-Feb-16