Kitt Peak is looking for volunteers for outreach programs | News
The Kitt Peak National Observatory Docent Program is in full swing here in Tucson.
Docents, are vital volunteers and are essential to Kitt Peak’s public outreach efforts. They lead public tours of the telescopes and help interpret the science of astronomy to eager visitors, insuring the positive engagement and educational visit of each guest. Docents also assist guests in the Visitor Center, helping them interact with the exhibits through various hands-on demonstrations and illustrated concepts of astronomy. Among their other duties are school related activities, hosting special programs on Kitt Peak, developing astronomy-related demonstrations, and assisting with exhibit designs.
Those interested in becoming docents must be a current Kitt Peak member, and be able to complete a six-week training course. Participants must also be able to volunteer for 18 hours each month, in three six-hour shifts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scheduling shifts is up to the docents, but they also must be flexible and willing to support outreach efforts as occasions require.
Future Docents should have a wiliness to share knowledge and enthusiasm for Kitt Peak astronomy with members of a diverse, eager-to-learn public.
For more information, Call (520)318-8440 or email email@example.com. To print the application go online to http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/link/647895/pdf-kitt-peak-national-observatory-docent-application
To apply print the application form and mail to:
- Rich Fedele; Public Outreach, 950 N. Cherry Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719
Or fax it to (520)318-8469