2013 Carson Training Schedule

RECON Training Schedule
Jack C. Davis Observatory, Carson City, NV

Thursday, April 4
11:00am – 1:00pm Lunch at Jack C. Davis Observatory
1:00pm Introductions
1:30pm Overview of Workshop
1:45pm Overview of RECON
2:00pm Sky Basics
2:30pm Telescope Basics
3:45pm Break
4:00pm Kinesthetic Astronomy
5:00pm Dinner at Hotel (Check-in)
7:00pm Telescope Session I: Getting to know your CPC-1100
11:00pm Head to Hotel

Friday, April 5
10:00am – 12:00pm Brunch at Hotel
12:00pm Debrief
12:30pm Observation Planning Tools
1:00pm RECON Communications
2:00pm Break
2:30pm Solar System Size Scale, and Architecture; Kinesthetic Occultations
3:30pm Break
3:45pm Camera and Data System Basics
4:45pm Occultation Narrratives
5:30pm – 7:30pm Dinner
8:00pm Telescope Session II: Using Camera System
12:00am Head to Hotel

Saturday April 6
10:00am – 12:00pm Brunch at Hotel
12:00pm Debrief
12:45pm Uploading Data and Reports
1:15pm Light Curve Analysis
2:00pm Break
2:30pm The Kuiper Belt – Why RECON is Worth Doing!
5:30 – 7:30pm Dinner
8:00pm Telescope Session III: Occultation Dry Run
12:00am Head to Hotel

Sunday April 7
10:00am –12:00pm Lunch at Hotel
12:00pm Debrief
1:00pm Resources and Community Support
1:30pm Final Thoughts and Reflections
2:30pm Head Home