Odyssey Astronomy Club
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Odyssey Astronomy Club is composed of over two hundred and forty local amateur astronomical societies from all across the United States. These organizations, along with our Members-at-Large, Patrons, and Supporting members form one of the largest amateur astronomical organizations in the world.
Our basic goal is to encourage an interest in astronomy (and especially amateur astronomy) throughout America. Many people have seen pictures of the other planets in our Solar System from spacecraft, but have no idea that they too can see these objects with a telescope. We want people to get access to telescopes, whether it is through their local astronomical society, school, or their own instruments, and use them to view the beauty in the heavens.
The mission of the Astronomical League is clearly stated in the masthead: to promote the science of Astronomy. The major benefit of belonging to this organization is receiving the quarterly newsletter, The Reflector, which keeps you in touch with amateur activities all over the country. The chance to meet the people you read about there occurs during our annual National Convention, or at one of the ten regional conventions that the AL sponsors.
The easiest way to become part of the AL is to join one of our member societies close to you. A benefit of membership in this society is membership in the Astronomical League and part of your society dues goes to pay for your Reflector subscription
Awards and Recognition
Clubs and Certification Programs
Observing Experience: Beginner
Analemma Program, Asterism Program, Binocular Double Star Program, Binocular Messier Program, Carbon Star Program, Constellation Hunter Program, Comet Observers Program, Dark Nebula Program, Dark Sky Advocate Award, Deep Sky Binocular Program, Double Star Program, Galileo Program Lunar Program, Messier Program Meteor Program, Sky Puppy Program, Southern Skies Binocular Program, Stellar Evolution Program, Universe Sampler Program, Variable Star Program.
Observing Experience: Intermediate
Asteroid Observing Program, Caldwell Program, Earth Orbiting Satellite Observing Program, Globular Cluster Program, Herschel 400 Program, Lunar II Program, NEO Award, Outreach Award, Planetary Observers Program, Southern Sky Telescopic Program, Sunspotters Program, Urban Observing Program.
Observing Experience: Advanced
Arp Peculiar Galaxy Program, Flat Galaxies Program, Galaxy Groups & Clusters Program, Herschel II Program, Local Galaxy Groups & Neighborhood Program, Master Observer Award, Open Cluster Program, Planetary Nebula Program.
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