Palomar Observatory Docent Program (or Volunteer Opportunities at PO)
The Palomar Observatory's docent volunteers are an important
component of its outreach efforts. The docents participate in a
wide range of activities for the visiting public such as leading
tours of the 200-inch (5.1-meter) Hale Telescope, conducting nighttime
programs, answering questions
and assisting visitors with exhibits or with daytime observing
of the Sun.
The Observatory is looking for additional docents. Potential
docents don't need to be an astronomer or a Palomar expert to
apply. A willingness to learn and an interest in speaking to
people is all that is needed. Applicants chosen for the docent
program will receive all the training they will need. Training
will include information on the current research and history of
the Palomar Observatory, basic astronomy, working with the
public and more. Selected docents may be invited to occasional
evening visits at the Observatory as a part of their training,
giving them the opportunity to see Palomar's telescopes and
astronomers in action.
Palomar Observatory docents (Palomar Observatory/California Institute of Technology)
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If you are interested in joining the Palomar Observatory docent program, please send the completed
Docent Application via email to sbf at astro.caltech.edu or
via post to:
Palomar Observatory – Docent Program
P.O. Box 200
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060-0200
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submitting it. If not good, please yell.]
All applicants will receive equality of volunteer
opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age,
national origin, disability or veteran status.
If you are looking for the Palomar Observatory Docents' password-protected website,
please follow this link.
Please send your feedback to palomar-info at astro.caltech.edu
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Last updated: 29 April 2014 SBF/ACM