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Observatory to offer night sky interpretation training to USNPS

The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory has entered into a partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) to train park rangers in bringing the wonders of the night sky to their visitors. The observatory also will create outreach programs for the park service.

“We are extremely pleased to join forces with the McDonald Observatory to bring this training to NPS park and regional office staff,” said Ray Sauvajot, NPS Associate Director for Natural Resource Stewardship and Science. “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.”


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