Big Event! Contact Christine to volunteer at shuplac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Jack As some of you know, the Arizona Science Center is hosting a science center conference this fall. The keynote speaker is Vatican Observatory Director George Coyne. Each of you has been of great assistance to us in the past, particularly with regards to astronomy events. (btw, we're hoping to have another astronomy weekend and would like as many organizations as possible to participate, on the first weekend in May. There should be a great opportunity to have a free public observing session here that Sunday, with Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, & Saturn all up in the West.) Anyway, could you pass along the following information to any of your friends and club members that you think might be interested in participating in our conference? We're looking for more volunteers to assist with the conference, which is being held Oct. 5-9. We need several different positions filled -- * on-site registration (computer experience helpful), * pre-registration (handing out packets to pre-registered delegates), * general assistance, * information center, * staffing the job bank (job descriptions of open positions at various museums, handling resumes), * and session aides. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, snacks during their shift, and are invited to attend the following: Fathery Coyne's Keynote Address (Saturday, October 6, 1 p.m. -1:45 p.m.) Exhibit Hall Welcoming Reception (Saturday, October 6, 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.) Saturday Evening Dinner at the Science Center (Saturday, October 6, 7 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.) Exhibit Hall Closing Reception (Sunday, October 7, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.) and the Closing Social Reception (Tuesday, October 9, 12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) (If there's any other sessions that you might be interested in seeing, just let me know & I'll see what I can do.) In addition, we also need some volunteers to help stuff conference bags. This particular duty takes place on Thursday, October 4. Schedules for other positions are below: Friday, October 5 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Civic Plaza) 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Civic Plaza) 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Civic Plaza) 12 volunteers each shift to assist with pre-registration check-in, on-site registration, general assistance and information. Saturday, October 6 6:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Civic Plaza) 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Civic Plaza) 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Civic Plaza) 12 volunteers each shift to assist with pre-registration check-in, on-site registration, general assistance and information. Sunday, October 7 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Civic Plaza) 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Civic Plaza) 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Civic Plaza) 12 volunteers each shift to assist with pre-registration check-in, on-site registration, general assistance and information. Monday, October 8 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Civic Plaza) 12 volunteers to assist with pre-registration check-in, on-site registration, general assistance and information. Tuesday, October 9 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Civic Plaza) 4 volunteers to assist with general assistance and information. If you know anyone that would like to volunteer for any of the shifts, they can contact me and I'll pass them along to the volunteer coordinators. Sorry for the late notice; I was hoping to receive this info to send to you awhile back. Christine Shupla Planetarium Director Arizona Science Center (602) 716-2078 shuplac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx --- This message is from the AZ-Observing mailing list. If you wish to be removed from this list, send E-mail to: AZ-Observing-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, with the subject: unsubscribe. The list's archive is at: //www.freelists.org/archives/az-observing This is a discussion list. Please send personal inquiries directly to the message author. In other words, do not use "reply" for personal messages. Thanks.