Scott Kardel's Tours & Activities

 

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This is a re-constructed list, some items are missing.

2003

March
March 17: 1st Day of Work at Palomar/Caltech :)
March 22: 200-inch tour (led by Stan Metchev)
March 24: Caltech orientation

April

April 5: UCSD Documentary Crew
April 6: 200-inch tour for local residents
Aril 7 - 11: meetings at Caltech
April 12: Tour for Caltech Kellogg Radiation Lab
April 17: San Diego Union Tribune interview
April 18: Tour for Caltech's Khanh Bui
April 19: South Bay Astronomical Society & Mt. San Jacinto College tours

May
Begin daily postings of who is observing on the 200-inch & what they are looking for.
May 7: John and Polly Hamacher, Wayne Cavanaugh tour
May 10: Caltech AY1 tour of 200-inch & PTI
May 15: NOVA TV (Tom Levenson) crew @ 200-inch
May 17: San Pasqual HS & San Diego State University Tours
May 17: Ruben H. Fleet 200-inch tour, talk on Research @ Palomar, 60-inch observing
May 18: Cornell Alumni 200-inch tour, talk on Research @ Palomar, 60-inch observing
May 19: Virginia Kimball (daughter of John Strong) Tour of 200-inch
May 23-25: Centre of the Universe trip
May 27: meeting at Escondido Children's Museum
May 29: Wittier Friends School tour of 200-inch
May 30: Warner Springs Career Day presentation

June
June 2: Mason Productions filming at 200-inch
June 5: meetings at Caltech
June 6: Mason Productions filming at 200-inch
June 14: Mason Productions filming at 200-inch/inverview with Dr. Brucato
June 14: Ruben H. Fleet 200-inch tour, talk on Research @ Palomar, 60-inch observing
June 21: Christian Heritage Tour + 3 tours for Oceanside Astronomical Society
June 24: Warner Springs Teacher Inservice presenation on Palomar
June 26: meetings at Caltech
June 29: International Commission on Illumination 200-inch tour & banquet

July
July 5: Mattern Family & Museum School tours
July 9: meetings at Caltech
July 12: Scott Shaughnessy familiy tour
July 12: Ruben H. Fleet 200-inch tour, talk on Research @ Palomar, 60-inch observing
July 16: Tour with Stan Metchev & Greg Redfern (freelance astronomy reporter)
July 17: JPL Summer Interns Tour
July 18: Austrian Teachers Summer Seminar tour
July 19: Cub Scout Pack 105 tours
July 19: talk on the history of Palomar Observatory for Explore the Stars
July 26: Palomar College tour
July 26: Matt Peterson Family tour of 200-inch & 60-inch observing
July 29: QUEST Press Release

August
August 2: Scouts x 2 + South Bay Astronomical Society tours
August 2: talk on current research at Palomar Observatory for Explore the Stars
August 5: JPL/Caltech NASA Faculty Fellowship Program tour + UC Irvine COSMOS Students tour
August 8: meetings at Caltech
August 8: Talk on current Palomar research for the Orange County Astronomers
August 9: Consortium for Undergraduate Education and Research in Astronomy, scouts, & Rainbow Academy tours
August 21: Joe Vargo, reporter from Press-Enterprise Newspaper @ 200-inch
August 22: Dave Doan tour
August 26: Eric de Jong 3D filming of Palomar
August 26: Live radio interview (Mars) on Mitch Album Show
August 26: KPBS Radio (Eric Niiler) at 48-inch & 200-inch
August 27: Mars Interview on NPR's Day to Day
August 27: Mars Interview for KPBS-TV in San Diego

September
September 2: CELT meeting with Richard Ellis/Todd Mason
September 6: Orange County Astronomers Astro Imagers tour of 200-inch, 48-inch 18-inch, & 60-inch
September 8: Teacher Inservice at Camp Fox
September 10: Caltech meetings
September 11: HPWREN tour of 200-inch & 48-inch
September 12: Matt Peterson family 200-inch tour + 60-inch observing
September 13: Friends of Griffith Observatory 200-inch tour, talk on Research @ Palomar, 60-inch observing
September 14: Friends of Griffith Observatory 200-inch tour, talk on Research @ Palomar, 60-inch observing
September 17: AO seminat @ Caltech
September 19: Elizabeth Fitzsimons SD Union Tribune (aluminizing interview)
September 20: girl scouts, cub scouts, Explore the Stars tours of 200-inch
September 27: Jill Perry tour, Steve Mandich family tour
September 29: Talk on History of Palomar Observatory to Valley Center Rotary Club

October

October 3: Luke Wang evening tour of 200-inch
October 5 - 9: Aluminizing. Set up webcam for world to watch. Later added a web page to Palomar's site with photos & descriptions.
October 6: Joe Vargo (Press-Enterprise Newspaper) + photographer and photographer from San Diego Union Tribune to cover aluminizing
October 10: Discovery Channel Canada interview of Shri KulKarni. Tour of 200-inch & interview at 60-inch. October 16: computer monitor added to 200-inch viewing gallery. Displays information on current observers (updated weekly) & pretty pictures form 200-inch. October 16: TMT press release (Robert Tindol) with graphics from Todd Mason October 17: Richard Rivera, KPBS-TV shooting documentary for Full Focus
October 18: Rio Hondo College, Saddleback College Astronomy Club, Boy Scout Troop 2000, San Jacinto College tours
October 22: Richard Rivera, KPBS-TV shooting documentary for Full Focus
October 24: Richard Rivera, KPBS-TV shooting documentary for Full Focus
October 25: Scout tour
October 26 - 31: FIRES!! October 27: Documentary shoot (Enrique Joven, Canary Islands,SPAIN)
October 30: Fire Press Release

November
November 8: Seppo Lane tour
November 10: Leonid Meteor Shower Press Release
November 11: JPL Non-Volitile Memory Conference tour
November 12: Carlene Stephens, Smithsonian Institution tour for research on use of time standards at Palomar
November 13: meetings at Caltech
November 15: Fun with Science Club & 2 scout troops tours
November 18: touch screen kiosk installed in 200-inch viewing gallery
November 18: La Jolla Country Day School astronomy class tour
November 19: talk on the History of Palomar Observatory to the San Diego Astronomy Association
November 20: National Geographic Society with Dave Charbonneau. 200-inch & PTI tours, dinner, etc.
November 23: UCLA Astonomy tour (James Larkin)
November 25: Trabuco Hills High School tour

December
December 3: King Chavez School 5th grade tour
December 5: HPWREN meeting
December 6: Girl Scout Troop 5220 tour
December 8: Caltech meetings & tour of JPL
December 9: GMC Canyon commercial filmed at 200-inch
December 11:Pomona College Tour of 200-inch & PTI
December 20: Club de Astronomia, Riley Family, & Maura Kimball family tours
~ December 22:Two Palomar's Greatest Hits panels installed in Museum (Visitors Center)

On to 2004!

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