This year we have a larger number of objects on the list to try. Some are relatively easy, some are more of a challenge. The goal is to provide a wide variety of interesting objects to observe. Though you are encouraged to try them all, to receive the OSP Level 2 observer pin you must observe and record at least 16 of the listed objects while you are here at OSP. A short description of each object is required and object sketches are strongly encouraged. Sketch double stars noting W (drift direction) or N. Goto and image enhancers (photography) are permitted at OSP for the OSP L2 award. Each object’s page number in the popular Sky and Telescope Pocket Sky Atlas (PSA) is listed as well (or the page it would be on to help with location). The objects marked challenge add 1 additional item count to encourage you to try them.
When finished bring your record of observations to the Observing Program table next to the Information Tent to receive your pin. The Observing Program table will be staffed by volunteers 2-4 PM Thursday, 1-3 Friday & Saturday, 10-12 Sunday.