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From Space.Com: US National Park Service Rangers Have Skywatching Training

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U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has partnered with the McDonald Observatory to create training programs for park rangers and improve skywatching events. The observatory is run by the University of Texas at Austin.


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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Saturday March 24, 2018, 10:44 am
Two workshops are designed for national park rangers. One of the workshops will be offered in the spring at McDonald Observatory, while the second will be offered on-site at a U.S. national park, according to a statement from the observatory.

"We are extremely pleased to join forces with the McDonald Observatory to bring this training to NPS park and regional office staff," Ray Sauvajot, NPS associate director of natural resource stewardship and science, said in the statement. "The observatory's experience with hands-on training combined with the expertise of our Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division will provide new opportunities for career development, capacity building for the field, and leveraging our efforts toward enhancing visitor experience and the preservation of our national park night skies."

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Saturday March 24, 2018, 10:46 am
On site, there is an informative video, explonatory graphic, additional information and live links to other resources offered

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Sue H (7)
Saturday March 24, 2018, 11:56 am

TOM T (247)
Saturday March 24, 2018, 1:23 pm
TOTALLY AWESOME !! Thank You for Sharing .....

TOM T (247)
Saturday March 24, 2018, 1:23 pm

Colleen L (3)
Saturday March 24, 2018, 5:06 pm
Totally awesome.Thanks Fiona

Animae C (507)
Saturday March 24, 2018, 5:26 pm
".... and the preservation of our national park night skies"
i wonder how they'll do that? : ))

Nita L (127)
Saturday March 24, 2018, 8:15 pm
Very cool.
Thank you Fiona

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