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ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORIES OF KAZAKHSTAN AWARD PROGRAM
(Worked with Astronomical Observatories of Kazakhstan)
The W-UNAO-A award is established by the Kazakhstan chapter of WFF for making radio contacts with astronomical observatories of the Republic of Kazakhstan and special stations working under the WAO program. (World Astronomical Observatories) under the international program "PLANET EARTH”.
In order to become eligible to obtain the award an applicant must make 4 QSOs with astronomical observatories as per reference catalogue of WAO. Repeating QSOs are allowed on various bands and in various modes. Only QSOs with specially registered with the WAO/UNAO program curator radio stations are valid.
The award is basic for the program of astronomical observatories of Kazakhstan. An extract from the operating log must be sent to the program manager.
Based on applicant’s desire the award can be issued in electronic form or in printed hard copy. The electronic form of the award is dispatched as high quality PDF format. In order to obtain the award in hard copy the applicant needs to get in touch with the award manager and get the information about the way to compensate the cost of printing and postage of the award. Same conditions apply for SWL.
WAO PROGRAM CRETERIA
QSO/SWL with astronomical observatories are counted for the program as listed in the WAO Directory. World Astronomical Observatories Award (WAO) – is the worldwide program of astronomical observatories under the "Planet Earth” series and within the framework of World Space Program (WSP), established by WFF fund. Astronomical observatory – an institution purposed for systemic observation of the celestial bodies; usually is constructed in high altitude locations which would have a clear horizon from all sides. Each observatory is equipped with the telescopes operating both in visual spectrum and beyond it. The modern astronomical observatories usually have one or several permanently installed telescopes located in the buildings with rotating roof.
The list of astronomical observatories of Kazakhstan based on the Worldwide WAO catalogue:
Award program manager - UN8CC
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