Points system and badges added

Earlier in the week I added a points system and badges to the site.  This is kind of similar to the green star you get on the SETI@Home site when you donate, but there's a bit more to it.  Here's how it works:

When you perform various actions on the site, you get points, and as you reach certain levels of points you receive badges.  For example, if you make a donation you get one point for every $5 you donate, or if you post a message on the forums, you get one point.  There are many ways to earn points, but you'll have to find them all yourselves.

To see who has more points than you do, click on the Users by points link on the left navigation menu.

Here are the badges - they are based on the magnitude of deep-sky objects as follows:

Have fun!