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jwheel
2012-Apr-06, 04:09 PM
Apologies to the moderators if this is posted in the wrong section of the forum:

Are you an experienced amateur astronomer looking for an opportunity to
share your knowledge and experience with the public? Do you have an RV
or travel trailer and the freedom to spend several weeks (or more) at a
remote dark-sky site?

The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory is looking for
experienced amateur astronomers to serve as site-volunteers to support
the Observatory's extensive public programs. The Observatory's Visitors
Center plays host to approximately 60,000 visitors each year, many of
whom participate in the Center's array of outreach activities.
Site-volunteers will assist with both daytime and nighttime activities
including guided tours, star parties, special viewing nights, and summer
scout night programs as well as other special programs at other times of
the year. In exchange for a (minimum) four week, 20 hrs/wk (minimum, 12
evening/night hours & 8 daytime hours) commitment and upon successful
completion of the application process, the site-volunteer will be
granted access to one of the Observatory's RV sites (full hook-ups,
etc., provided.) Other restrictions apply. Background check required.

For more information, please contact: Frank Cianciolo, Sr. Programs
Coordinator for the Frank N Bash Visitors Center at McDonald Observatory
(frankc@astro.as.utexas.edu, 432-426-4152.)

antoniseb
2012-Apr-06, 04:42 PM
... In exchange for a (minimum) four week, 20 hrs/wk (minimum, 12
evening/night hours & 8 daytime hours) commitment and upon successful
completion of the application process, the site-volunteer will be
granted access to one of the Observatory's RV sites...

Sounds like fun once I retire or otherwise have four weeks a year on my hands.