Materials from the Astronomical League
Astro Notes -- Index
Astro Note 1
Polar Alignment in the Field --- Two techniques to polar align before
you begin observing.
Astro Note 2
Astronomical League Services --- A list of the services available to
you with your League membership.
Astro Note 3
Observing Data Sheet --- A template for a form you can use to record
Astro Note 4
Astronomical League History and Organization --- Background information
on the League.
Astro Note 5
Astronomical League Membership and Benefits --- The membership categories
and benefits of each.
Astro Note 6
Club Constitution or Bylaws --- Basic information on writing your own
Astro Note 7
Astronomical Pronunciation Guide - I --- How to pronounce the names of
constellations and bright stars.
Astro Note 8
Winter Star Watching Project - Pleiades --- Participate in a project to
measure the effects of light pollution.
Astro Note 9
Tax Exempt Status --- Basic information to making your organization
non-profit and tax exempt.
Astro Note 10
What Time Is It? --- Different ways that time is measured in astronomy.
Astro Note 11
Celestial Coordinate Systems --- The various ways that an object's
position in the sky can be stated.
Astro Note 12
Observing Programs of the Astronomical League --- List of the observing
awards of the League and the qualifications for achieving each.
Astro Note 13
Using Setting Circles --- How to find objects in the sky using setting
Astro Note 14
Astronomical Pronunciation Guide - II --- How to pronounce the names of
the planets, their satellites and prominent surface features.
Astro Note 15
Accurate Polar Alignment --- Two techniques to accurately align your
equatorial mounting for astrophotography.
Astro Note 16
Astrophotography I - Star Trails --- How to take star trail and
constellation photographs with an unguided camera.
Astro Note 17
Astrophotography II - Projection Systems --- Projection systems to obtain
a larger image scale for lunar, planetary and other narrow field
Astro Note 18
Basic Astronomical Data --- Quick reference guide to the solar system,
nearest stars, the Milky Way, and other embarrassing questions that come
up at star parties.
Astro Note 19
So, You Want to Buy a Telescope? --- A ready answer for those queries
around Christmas or at Astronomy Day.
Astro Note 20
Index and Order Form --- This index to Astronotes issued so far.
Astro Note 21
Organizing an Astronomy Club --- Basic information on getting a new club
Astro Note 22
Preparing and Presenting a Paper --- Tips on presenting a paper at your
local club, regional or national conventions.
Astro Note 23
Reporting a Discovery --- How to properly report that new comet or
Astro Note 24
The Professional Astronomer --- Think you want to turn pro? Here are some
Astro Note 25
Observing Programs of the Astronomical League II -- Solar System Programs
You may also use the official
AL Astro Note index
The Astronomy League's Observing Programs and Club Certificates
The AL grants certificates for (at least most of) the observing projects they
The stuff which is linked in this file is definitely the work of the
Astronomical League, not mine; I have only made this index and the links.
Last Modification: February 23, 1998