Our first training workshop for the pilot RECON network was held in Carson City, Nevada, April 4-7, 2013. Roughly 40 representatives from 14 community teams attended the workshop. While cloudy whether posed challenges on two of the three observing nights, participants were introduced to the science, equipment, and techniques associated with the project and returned to their home communities to train other team members.
During Spring 2015, we held our Southern and Northern RECON Training Workshops for both new community teams that joined the full RECON network and our pilot communities. For more information on each workshop, visit the following links:
On the weekend of August 7-9, 2015, RECON participated in the 2015 Lassen Dark Sky Festival in Northern California. In addition to providing public talks, an information booth, and telescope viewing, RECON team members from across the western US had a chance to reconnect and talk about upcoming events.
Coming up August 3-5, 2016, RECON will hold its first annual RECON Team Meeting in Carson City, Nevada. RECON will cover the full cost for one representative from each community and there is room for additional participants.