Having managed to take a class to McDonald Observatory and return them safely to Austin, I now am planning to go back again next week. This time, instead of students, I'll be helping to coordinate a continuing education experience for fifteen middle- and high-school teachers from across the nation. I helped out somewhat with this same program last year (see blog entries for July 13-21, 2006; this year I'm contributing even a little more.
This year's program will be led by Kyle Fricke, a newer employee of McDonald Observatory. It's his first program as a coordinator, so he's a bit nervous. But planning is going well, and I think things will run pretty smoothly. In the meantime, we're putting the finishing touches on plans and materials. It should be a lot of fun!