POSTPONED: Observatory Training

September 21, 2019, 4:00PM: POSTPONED: Observatory Training

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.

Rene Gedaly

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