Leopoldo Andriao Earns Southern Skies Binocular Club Certificate
December 2000 - Leopoldo Andriao from Araraquara, Brazil, observed over 50 southern skies objects using 10x50 binoculars to earn his Southern Skies Binocular Club Certificate. Nice job, Leopoldo. We are glad you are a member of the AAAA.
Roseann Johnston Receives Binocular Messier Club Certificate
December 2000 - Roseann Johnston from Vincent, Alabama, just got her Binocular Messier Club Certificate by observing over 50 Messier objects using 10x50 binoculars. Even though she is new to the hobby, Roseann has become a dedicated observer, and does a wonderful job on her observations. Way to go, Roseann. We are proud of you.
Raymond Andrews Earns Double Star and Lunar Certificates
September 2000 - A hearty congratulations to Raymond E. Andrews of Loudonville, NY, for observing 100 doubles using a ten inch Newtonian telescope. If that wasn't enough, he then turned around and, using a six inch dobsonian, observed 100 features on the moon. Way to go, Raymond.
David Hasenauer Awarded Lunar Certificate
September 2000 - David M. Hasenauer of Pasadena, CA, earned his Lunar Certificate using a six inch APO refractor. David is the consummate observer and has several other certificates under his belt. Nice job as usual, David.
Ellen Wilson Achieves Messier 70 Certificate
September 2000 - Ellen Wilson of Sicklerville, NJ, using an 8-inch Dobsonian, has observed 70 Messier objects, earning her the telescopic Messier 70 Certificate. Ellen is well on her way to observing all 110 Messier objects. Good luck and congratulations, Ellen.
Stephen LaFlamme Hits Grand Slam of Binocular Astronomy
June 2000 - AAAA member Stephen LaFlamme of Bridgewater, MA, completed both the Binocular Messier Club and the Deep Sky Binocular Club, at the same time. Stephen used 10x50 binoculars to observe 50 Messier objects and 60 Deep Sky objects, a number equal to the 110 objects required for the Honorary Messier Certificate for telescopes. Way to go Stephen. We are proud of you, Stephen.
Richard Brown Earns Deep Sky Binocular Club Certificate
June 2000 - AAAA member Richard Brown of Carrollton, TX, completed his Deep Sky Binocular Certificate observing 60 deep sky objects using 10x50 binoculars. Richard, who has a Binocular Messier Club Certificate, completed his observations at this year's Texas Star Party. Very, very nice job, Richard.
John Lusher II Awarded Honorary Messier Club Certificate
June 2000 - AAAA member John Lusher II of Webster, TX, recently received his Honorary Messier Certificate observing all 110 Messier objects with his telescope. Congratulations, John. We are happy you are a member of the AAAA.
Keith Davidson Earns Urban Club Certificate
March 2000 - Keith R. Davidson from Grayson, Georgia, recently earned his Urban Club certificate using a 10-inch Newtonian reflector. A hearty congratulations goes out to Keith.
William Domino Acquires Urban Club Certificate
March 2000 - William Domino of Yorba Linda, California, just received his Urban Club certificate using an 8-inch Schmidt/Cassegrain telescope. William did this from Southern California which must be one of the heaviest light polluted areas on the planet. Way to go, William, for a job well done. If William can do it, then I think anyone anywhere can do it as well.
David Bushard Receives Double Star Club Certificate
March 2000 - David Bushard of River Falls, Wisconsin, just completed his Double Star Club certificate using a 10-inch Schmidt/Cassigrain telescope. Nice job, David. We are proud of you. I was particularly impressed with your observing logs and sketches, along with your database. Nice, very nice.
AAAA Members: When you have completed your AL observing projects, don’t forget to submit your observation logs to the AAAA for official certification. Be sure to send copies of your records only. Do NOT send originals of your observing logs.
If you are a newcomer to the hobby of astronomy, and have questions about equipment, eyepieces, telescopes, or astronomy in general, let us know and we will try to answer your questions, or find someone who does know. Send or e-mail your questions to Newbie News, AAAA, P.O. Box 7981, Dallas, TX 75209-0981, or send your e-mail to email@example.com.
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