Special Summerish Planetarium Programs when the planetarium is closed to the public

late spring/Summer, 2012

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 at  5P.M.
Transit of Venus across the disk of the sun from the roof of the King Street Parking Garage.
12 Bak’tun 19 K’atun 19 Tun    8  Winal   0 K’in, also 12 ’Ahaw 3    Sots  and G7
  with correlation constant 584285
From Monday July 9 through August 16, 2012 I will be teaching PH204 Monday through Thursday; here is the syllabus for my students.
If you want to visit the planetarium during the summer when it is closed and you are worthy enough, I have made exceptions during the summer and will work for personal satisfaction, AFSCME, SEIU, and hard working people in general.  If you think you may fall into this category give me a call and I will consider it.  Many things are more important than compensation for money, though money is important, too.  I do get compensated for classes, please sign up or we will not have one unless there is enough enrollment.   College classes in philosophy, PH201, and any summer camp run by biology faculty members are automatically considered worthy!   In fact, any college class run by a faculty member who know my first name, it Harold, and has ever been in the planetarium, would be considered worthy of me working for free a few hours this summer so their class can come into the planetarium.  If I were independently wealthy, I am not, I would still do the same job I am doing now, its that much fun, I just would not  need to be paid.   I do need to be paid for the regular 9 months so I can continue to pay for living in cooperation with others.



Summer, 2011

This summer I will be traveling to Florida to take care of parents in Jacksonville, Florida.  I will be back sometime before Monday, August 22, 2011 when Montgomery College expects me back, but at the moment I do not know for sure when.   Life is full of uncertainties, this time I can even see the uncertainties.  If you want to contact me send me e-mail at harold.williams@montgomerycollege.edu, I may not read this e-mail often.

Summer, 2010

If you are worthy enough, I have made exceptions during the summer and will work for personal satisfaction, AFSCME, SEIU, and hard working people in general.  If you think you may fall into this category give me a call and I will consider it.  Many things are more important than compensation for money, though money is important, too.  I do get compensated for classes, please sign up or we will not have one unless there is enough enrollment.   College classes in philosophy, PH201, and any summer camp run by biology faculty members are automatically considered worthy!   In fact, any college class run by a faculty member who know my first name, it Harold, and has ever been in the planetarium, would be considered worthy of me working for free a few hours this summer so their class can come into the planetarium.  If I were independently wealthy, I am not, I would still do the same job I am doing now, its that much fun, I just would not  need to be paid.   I do need to be paid for the regular 9 months so I can continue to pay for living.  

Summer, 2009

Writing proposals to NASA and maybe NSF.

Summer, 2008

Summer Grade School Honors Student Research Oriented Class June 23 through July 18, 2008; three weeks in a planetarium 9AM-noon and one week in West Virginia camping with your parents learning about the universe.  Canceled only 2 students enrolled.  Some other  year I will attempt to do this again with the name "Universe Camp" hoping to not scare off parents who think their children are not honorable students.

Summer, 2007

Summer Grade School Honors Student Research Oriented Class June 18 through July 13, 2007; three weeks in a planetarium 9AM-noon and one week in West Virginia camping with your parents learning about the universe.  Cancel not enough enrollment.

Summer, 2006

Summer Grade School Honors Student Research Oriented Class July 31 through August 11, 2006

Summer, 2005

Summer Grade School Honors Student Research Oriented Class June 20 through July 1, 2005


Summer, 2004

Summer, 2003

Summer Grade School Honors Student Research Oriented Class July 14 through July 25, 2003 canceled only 3 people signed up.

Summer, 2002

Science Camp for kids in Potomac, Maryland in Montgomery County.

Summer Grade School Honors Student Research Oriented Class July 15 through July 26, 2002 .

I am working with the MVHS , Maryland Virtual High School, and GALAXSEE in an Ed-Grid project.
 

Summer, 2001

Summer High School Honors Student Research Oriented Class July 16 through July 27, 2001 .

I am working with the MVHS , Maryland Virtual High School, and GALAXSEE in an Ed-Grid project.
 

Summer, 2000

I am working with the MVHS , Maryland Virtual High School, and GALAXSEE in an Ed-Grid project  and there are only so many hours in a summer.

No summer teacher workshops this year.  GALAXSEE and other project are going to be all consuming, but summer 2001, I plan to run a summer teacher workshop possibly for Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia teachers with a title and subject "Astronomy Across the Curriculum."

Summer, 1999

Summer High School Honors Student Research Oriented Class June 21 through July 2, 1999 canceled because only 3 people signed up.

Summer Teacher Workshop July 5 through July 23, 1999 for Maryland teachers finished.

Perhaps more to come if the DC Human Services Department Puts out a RFP they did this secretly again with an announcement buried in the Washington Times in April 1999.

Summer, 1998

Summer High School Honors Student Research Oriented Class June 22 through July 2, 1998 finished.

Summer Teacher Workshop July 6 through July 24, 1998 for Maryland teachers finished.

Summer Teacher Workshop August 3 through August 21, 1998 for DC teachers finished.

See some pictures of Maryland teachers at the Astronomy Across the Science Curriculum workshop in 1998.
See some pictures of Maryland teachers at the Astronomy Across the Science Curriculum workshop in 1997.
See some pictures of DC teachers at the Astronomy Across the Science Curriculum workshop in 1998 at Southeastern University.

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