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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 honorary 2737 May 12, 2018
Darin Templet Binocular Messier Program   1131 January 25, 2018
Steve Coltrin Two in the View   23 June 27, 2017
Jonathan L. Schuchardt Stellar Evolution Program   49 June 11, 2017
Steve Coltrin Constellation Hunter Northern Skies Program   187 January 28, 2017
Jonathan L. Schuchardt Planetary Nebula Program basic 31 October 18, 2016
Steve Coltrin Binocular Double Program   110 July 22, 2016
Steve Coltrin Binocular Messier Program   1090 July 9, 2016
Jonathan L. Schuchardt Two in the View   14 June 19, 2016
Steve Coltrin Messier Program honorary 2724 June 16, 2016
Darin Templet Messier Program   2737 June 16, 2016
Steve Coltrin Lunar Program Telescopic 944 March 18, 2016
Steve Coltrin Messier Program   2724 February 18, 2016