Jorgensen (tel: 530 335-2364) of your arrival and departure dates
and times, so that she can reserve a dormitory room for you.
(tel: 510 642-5275)
to reserve a Jeep if you plan to travel from Berkeley to Hat Creek
and need transportation.
Do this well in advance (2
weeks or more) of your arrival in Berkeley. If you do not reserve
a Jeep, there will not be one for you. It is a long walk! Once
in Berkeley, Sam will need to see your valid driver's license before
giving you the vehicle keys. Be sure to read
the rules on Jeep usage.
Allow sufficient time to get
to Hat Creek before the previous observer leaves. It is
a 5 hour drive to the site from Berkeley.
Assign a letter grade to the
project based on its "q" output (and those of preceding tracks).
Return the project to the schedule
Make a log entry in the
summary file giving the grade and describing the observing conditions
during the track (phase stability, weather, system temperatures).
Respond to telescope alarms
The array is programmed to alert
the observer with a loud and annoying alarm
certain critical conditions
are not met. You should deal with these immediately either by fixing
the problem which triggered the alarm or bringing it to the attention of
someone who can fix it.
The contacts for help are
Rick Forster (on site)
Jim Wirth (on site)
Their home phone numbers are posted in the observer's room.
You can call Rick at any time, but for the others avoid calling after 10
pm unless it is an emergency.
The Main Lab building is to be locked each night prior to leaving.
Abide by all posted rules, recommendations, and speed limits.
Report anything unusual to observatory
When in doubt, ASK someone PRIOR to proceeding.
When you leave Hat Creek
Let Rick know what time you
Make sure the observer after you
is up to speed on current observations.
Log out of any computers not
at Hat Creek. (i.e. your home account and machine)
Ask Susie if there is anything
to be brought back to Berkeley (if that's where you are going).
Strip your bed in the dorm and
put your dirty sheets & towels in the laundry bin.