1st Women’s Observatory Training Class Cancelled—Now What?

Original article appears in GuideStar December, 2018.

by Rene Gedaly

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By all accounts, 2018 was a miserable time to be an observer in Houston. As happened too often, another observatory training class was cancelled, this one the November 10th women’s class.

What to do for 2019? The observatory training team believes it has come up with the solution: 1st come, 1st serve classes. Here’s how it works.

Starting March 2019, we will open class to all women during the first good-weather Saturday. The call will go out, and the first six women who respond get added to the class. Subsequent regular training classes will also run this way. 

As serious observers, that’s how we already operate. When good weather is forecast, we boogie to the dark site—scores of us will be on the field or in private observatories. And Observatory Director Chris Ober and Trainers will be there for you, too. 

Class prerequisites apply. See https://www.astronomyhouston.org/content/observatory-training-class-prer....

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