The observatory is temporarily out of order. Students will be advised when class is rescheduled.
4:00 pm Class meets at observatory
6:30 pm Dinner break (brown bag)
7:00 pm Class reconvenes for skills demonstration, personal access code, class photo, and observing
12:00 am 1st light window (summer)
02:00 am 2nd light window (summer)
Sunset 7:24 pm Astro-dark 8:44 pm Moonrise 00:32
Training covers opening and closing the observatory, operating the 12.5” f/5 and C14 telescopes, and securing the building in case of emergency. After a short dinner break, students will reconvene to demonstrate competence in these areas:
- Understanding the burden of responsibility for the facility
- Documenting "as found” and “as left” condition of the observatory
- Proper startup and shutdown of the telescopes
- Use of emergency procedures
Check training prerequisites here: Observatory Training Prereqs. To sign up for class, watch for my email to go out via [email protected] and respond to Observatory Director Christopher Ober at [email protected]. The first six RSVPs will be added to the roster.