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The Webfooted Astronomer - July 1999

 

Calling All Volunteers for This Year's Table Mountain Star Party

by Frank Gilliland

The Table Mountain Star Party is expecting more than 1,200 attendees at the upcoming 1999 event, which will be held August 12, 13, and 14. In the past, many SAS members have asked us what they can do to help. Well, we sure have some opportunities for you!

We are soliciting volunteers to help with responsibilities for the following tasks. We will have short volunteer training sessions on the mountain, a morning session (9:30 a.m.) and an evening session (5:30 p.m.), to place you where most needed and fa miliarize you with the guidelines.

These are examples of opportunities for helping out at this year's Table Mountain Star Party:

  • Parking teams: We need approximately 20 people, shifting periodically, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
  • Area Sweep/Clean Up: A team of 10 people probably will take two hours to walk-through the entire site to restore the area to it's pristine condition after the event on Sunday. Ask us what we found last year!
  • Telescope Judging: We need about five people to act as judges and judges helpers for four hours on Saturday, July 25 from 123 p.m.
  • Rovers/Runners: We would like to have several people to help keep an eye on things, watch for kids, and so forth, and report any problems to one of us we'll be wearing the Gold Hats.

Check the volunteer box on your registration form to let us know you wish to help. We have reserved a special and unique gift for those who volunteer (a minimum of 4 hours). We thank you in advance for your careful consideration. And a special thank you for those of you who have helped in the past!

For further information or questions feel free to contact Frank Gilliland at fbg@uswest.net. Check out the TMSP Web site.

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