Astronomy Outreach Event Assistant

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Classification Number 901133 Classification Title Astronomy Outreach Event Assistant Department Physics Level Level B (Skilled) Job Description

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The successful applicants will assist in planning and performing outreach events at Middlebury College Observatory atop McCardell Bicentennial Hall. Duties will include becoming familiar with specific telescopes used for the events, preparing these telescopes before the events, operating these telescopes during the events, becoming familiar with the current night sky, and sharing astronomical information with others. The successful applicants will work with the Telescope Specialist who manages the observatory, its telescopes, and its events. Events and hours for this position will be irregular and primarily at night. Opportunities may exist for planning and performing astronomy outreach events elsewhere on campus or in the community.

Applicants should be familiar with the basic principles of telescopes and of the night sky. Applicants should have taken PHYS 155 or PHYS 165, should have successfully operated telescopes as part of one of these courses, or should have equivalent experience with telescopes and general astronomy. Applicants should enjoy sharing knowledge about and enthusiasm for astronomy with others during outreach events.

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Posting Number STU00699 Location Middlebury, VT Campus Posting Information

Is this an academic year or summer position? Open Date 09/17/2018 Close Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Quicklink for Posting Supplemental Questions for Posting

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This posting is only open to students. Are you a current Middlebury College undergraduate student?
    • Yes
    • No
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  2. Resume/C V
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    Posted: 12/29/2018
    Application Due: 7/28/2019
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