Every year, usually in October, is International Observe the Moon Night. This is a time when organizations encourage people to go out and observe the moon. No equipment required. This year it is Oct. 16.
NASA, in conjunction with the Astronomical League, are working together to bring you some recognition for participating in the event. There is a certificate that recognizes those who participate and also a challenge which has a different certificate. Detailed information can be found on the Astronomical League website: astroleague.org/programs/nasa-observing-challenges-special-awards-introduction. The link to the NASA website is moon.nasa.gov/observe-the-moon-night. The downloadable certificate for participation can be found at astroleague.org/content/downloadable-certificates#GC.
Requirements for the challenge are: Do an outreach activity – moon related, observe then sketch or photograph the moon and identify 10 specific features. We hope you will accept the challenge. I am the coordinator for the challenge. The observatory is stilled closed due to COVID-19 but you can visit humbleisd.net/observatory.