12 weeks theory and `hands on` practical.

Join our `Observatory Technical Support ` course - (mail ...  andy@skipole.net )   to arrange for future schemes.

Contents...

Role...........Observatory Technical Support.


       Main elements


  1. Premises........Site, Domes, Mounts , Infrastructure.

        Buildings..Purpose, Construction, Siting, Operation,

        maintenance, Safety.

  1. Instrumentation......Telescope types- Refracting, Reflecting,

        Hybrids, Binoculars, maintenance.

        Mountings- Foundations, Equatorial, Alt/Az,

        Manual/ driven , maintenance.

    3.Observing........Domes, instruments, logging.


    4. Observatory Assistant Roles....Purpose, Open/close domes,

        operate equipment, answer questions,

        prepare equipment.


    5. Knowledge........Telescope operation, Sky knowledge,

        Interpersonal skills.