PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Thursday 23rd October 2014

Children and their supervising teachers will be arriving by various means - by bus, train and air. By prior arrangement, NARIT staff will meet arriving attendees and transfer them to a central location. It is envisaged that on the first evening children and teachers will stay in an international tourist style hotel in Chiang Mai. The hotel will facilitate an auditorium for introductory and post-seminar debriefing activities.

 

Friday 24th October 2014

09:00     Assemble at auditorium of hotel. Consult with teachers and children to assess any

              special needs of indidual children

10:00     Introduction by NARIT Director and the Team Leader together with NARIT Out-reach staff

              outlining the objectives and agenda of the seminar.

11:00     Depart Chiang Mai for Mae Wang on route to the observatory at Doi Inthanon National Park.

12:45     Arrive Mae Wang for lunch and some ice-breaking activities.

13.45     Elephant trekking and visit to hill-tribe village.

16:00     Depart Mae Wang for Doi Inthanon.

17:00     Arrive Doi Inthanon and assign accommodation at National Park headquarters.

17:30     Dinner and afterwards a lecture by NARIT Outreach staff.

19:00     Night sky star viewing and other ice-breaking exercises.

21:00     Evening supper and debriefing by NARIT Outreach staff - retire for evening.

 

Saturday   25th  October 2014

08:30     Breakfast.

09:30     Transfer to Doi Inthanon National Observatory.

10:00     Inspection of observatory and lecturer by NARIT Outreach staff.

12:00     Transfer to National Park headquarters for lunch.

14:00     Short bushwalk around Park headquarters area.

15:00     Lectures by NARIT Out-reach-staff at National Park headquarters.

16:30     Transfer to observatory - witness technical and scientific staff preparing equipment.

17:30     Transfer to National Park Headquarters for dinner.

18:30     Dinner at National Park Headquarter's restaurant and later transfer to telescope.

19:45     Commence on-sky observations relating to students' project work.

22:00     Return to Lodge - retire for the evening.

 

Sunday   26th  Ovtober 2014

08:30     Breakfast.

09:15     Brief visit to the summit of Doi Inthanon for a bushwalk and bird-watching.

10:15     Return to Chiang Mai, hotel auditorium.

12:00     Lunch at nearby restaurant or at hotel.

13:00     Lectures by NARIT Academic Group staff.

15:00     Lecture by Team Leader ; de-briefing session; and assess progress in project work.

16:00     Project work networking assignment and general Question and Answer session.

17:00     Discuss with teachers and children any significant observation or queries.

18:00     Close.