If you have never done any observing, do not own a telescope or binoculars, were dragged out here with your spouse, significant other or parents and have never shown any interest in astronomy, this program is for you!

It will give you just a taste of what they do when they spend all those nights outside looking at the sky. Just give it a try. It’s easy, and you’ll get a pin for finding just 10 of the naked eye objects on the list. All these objects can be seen by midnight. You might actually find it interesting and decide to try the binocular observing list.

Find 10 of the objects listed below. You must find the objects yourself, without help from anyone else. You may ask someone to help you orient the star chart and point you in the direction of north. Check off each object in the space provided.

To receive your pin, turn in you observations to John Wagoner – TSP Observing Chairman any time during the Texas Star Party. I will be at the outside door leading into the TSP Meeting Hall each day between 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM. If you finish the list the last night of TSP, and I am not available to give you your pin, just mail your observations to me at 1409 Sequoia Dr, Plano, TX 75023, and I will see that you get a pin.




TSP Novice Program – 2019 Rising Star
Download this year’s observing list (Adobe Acrobat(PDF) version)