Seattle Astronomical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting all aspects of amateur astronomy for the benefit of its members and the general public.

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Recent Observing Awards

Galileo Observing Program

Welcome to the Astronomical League’s Galileo Observing Program. The purpose of this Observing Program is to experience the thrill that Galileo had when he was the first person to ...

2 awarded

Jonathan Jonathan


Awarded on Mar 02, 2023 — 7 months

Open Cluster Observing Program

Important Notice: The Open Cluster Observing Program now allows imaging as an option for completion for the award. Remote telescopes are permitted in this Observing Program. Open clusters are ...

2 awarded

Jonathan Jonathan

advanced (117)

Awarded on Feb 24, 2023 — 7 months

Planetary Nebula Observing Program

Welcome to the Astronomical League's Planetary Nebula Observing Program! Planetary Nebulae are perhaps the most interesting and beautiful objects in the heavens. A genre full of wonderful ...

3 awarded

Jonathan Jonathan

advanced (102-M)

Awarded on Dec 04, 2022 — 10 months