US national park rangers look to the stars with skywatching training program

  • March 22, 2018
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The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has partnered with the McDonald Observatoryto create training programs for park rangers and improve skywatching events.

The observatory, which is run by the University of Texas at Austin, will offer two workshops for national park rangers. One of the workshops will be offered in the spring at McDonald Observatory, while the second will be offered on-site at a U.S. national park, according to a statement from the observatory.

 “We are extremely pleased to join forces with the McDonald Observatory to bring this training to NPS park and regional office staff,” Ray Sauvajot, NPS associate director of natural resource stewardship and science, said in the statement… Read more from space.com