We invite applications for an astronomer-in-residence (AIR) to lead outreach in the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve (https://idahodarksky.org/) in 2022. The AIR program is part of a NASA Science Activation project, the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve STEM Network (CIDSRSN) led by Prof. Brian Jackson of Boise State University.
The AIR is analogous to an artist-in-residence: they will spend 4 weeks (dates negotiable) in CIDSR, hosting public lectures, stargazing, etc. Actual activities are flexible, but hosting two events per week is reasonable. UCLA has partnered with us to conduct light pollution studies, so plans to help with that are encouraged. The AIR will have logistical support from Boise State.
Travel, lodging, and a $3k honorarium are provided. Hotel Ketchum (https://www.hotelketchum.com/) has agreed to provide a room, but other arrangements possible. The AIR will be a contractor for Boise State and may continue their day job (remotely). If an in-person residency becomes untenable, it will be rescheduled. Applications from all career stages welcome, but preference given to those with outreach experience.
Send this info directly to [email protected]:
- Curriculum vitae with catalog of outreach experience
- Statement (2 pages) of outreach interests and plans - An emphasis on inclusive outreach is a positive.
- Contact info for 3 references
Complete applications that arrive by 2022 Jan 7 will receive full consideration with offer by end of Jan 2022. Questions or feedback to [email protected].