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members are eligible to earn the Astronomical League's Messier
Observing Award for observing all objects on the Messier list, or to
participate in any of the AL's many other observing programs. Upon
completion of any of the AL programs and proper certification through
the AAAA, members will be awarded an official Certificate of
Participation, and receive a beautiful lapel pin for each program they
As a member of the AAAA, not only are you eligible to earn any of
these observing awards, but you will also get your own subscription to
the Astronomical League's newsletter, the REFLECTOR, as well as our own
quarterly newsletter, The American Astronomer.
AAAA Members: When you have completed your Astronomical League
observing projects, submit your observations to AAAA for
certification. Be sure to send copies of your records only. Do NOT
send originals of your observing logs.
|These observing programs
are distributed FREE by the Astronomical League and are provided here in
PDF format at no charge as a service to members of the AAAA, the
Astronomical League, and the astronomical community at large. Observing
Programs listed without a PDF must be obtained from Astronomical
League Sales, PO Box 572, West Burlington, IA 52655.
You MUST be a member of the Astronomical League, either through
membership in an affiliated astronomical society or as a
Member-at-Large, to receive certification for AL Observing Programs.
The American Association of Amateur Astronomers is a member
society of the Astronomical League.
Join the AAAA, the Internet
Astronomy Club for All Amateur Astronomers.
Earns Double Star Certificate
March 2002 - Sheís Done It Again! Roseann Johnston of Vincent, AL, has earned another observing certificate! This time, itís the AL's Double Star Certificate, awarded for observing 100 double stars. Roseann used 10x50 binoculars and a 4.5-inch reflector telescope to make her observations. ďItís amazing,Ē she says, ďat the various colors of some of them.Ē Thatís now six certificates for Roseann. Way to go,
AAAA members are eligible to earn any of the ALís observing awards.
AAAA Members who have completed AL observing projects should submit their observations directly to the AAAA for certification. Be sure to send copies of records only. Do NOT send original photographs or 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
If your sleep patterns, complexion, and aversion to white light
have your co-workers convinced that you're a vampire ...
You MIGHT be an Amateur Astronomer!