Fremont Peak Observatory Association

 

FPOA Reservation Procedure           Revised 5/9/2009

Telescope Pad and Lower Area

Objective: To provide FPOA members with a method of securing quality observing areas and provide the San Juan Bautista Park District with information of Park usage for astronomy.

Requirements for Reserving Telescope Pad or Lower Area Observing sites:
  1. FPOA member in good standing
  2. Observer class membership
  3. Read and signed the Observing Area Policy ( Observing site training)
  4. Read and signed the FPOA liability wavier

Procedure for making reservation:

  1. Contact the FPOA scheduler[1] at least 48 hours in advance, but not more than two (2) weeks in advance with the following information:
  2. The FPOA scheduler will inform requester of approval of request and provide Gate combination.
  3. FPOA reserves the right to suspend the observing privileges of any member who misuses the area.
One vehicle, telescope and observing site allowed per member. Guests of member driving other vehicles will park in approved parking areas outside gate. State Park Day use fees for all vehicles are required.

Challenger Telescope

Objective: To provide FPOA Observing Class members with the opportunity to do research, astrophotography or improve their observing skills when doing Public Programs.

Requirements for Reserving the Challenger Telescope:
  1. Be a FPOA Member in good standing with an Observer class membership.
  2. Have assisted in a minimum of one (1) Public Program in the last year.
  3. Currently on the List of Certified Telescope Users

Procedure for making reservation:
  1. Contact the FPOA scheduler[2] at least 48 hours in advance, but not more than two (2) weeks in advance with the following information:
  2. FPOA scheduler will inform requester of approval of request and provide Gate and Observatory Lock Box combinations.
  3. FPOA reserves the right to suspend the observing privileges of any member who misuses the observatory facility.

One vehicle allowed per member. Guests of member driving other vehicles will park in approved parking areas outside gate. State Park Day use fees for all vehicles are required.
 



[1][2]You will be given the contact information once you join.

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