The RASC supports a number of observing programs and initiatives designed to help members get the most out of their involvement with amateur astronomy. The RASC's Observing Certificate program provides a structured program for observers to explore the night sky and earn a certificate in the process. Observing sections allow members to find out more information about specialized observing topics. Finally, selected resources are provided to help the observer get the most out of an observing experience. The Explore the Universe Certificate is open to all, whether an RASC member or not.
The RASC's Observing Programs are supported and managed by the RASC Observing Committee.