Arrival/ Departure Instructions
Prior to arrival contact your chief park naturalist. You will get their contact information in your acceptance email and they will be your primary site contact while you run tours and activities in the park.
Standard arrival - Mondays 9am-5pm*
Shifts start on the Monday and end on the Sunday. Upon arrival you will need to:
- Check in with park staff
- Get lodging sorted, for a campsite you will need to set up and for a lodge room you will need to get your bedding etc. arranged
- Courtesy pass for car to park in the parks while in the program
- Get telescope training certificate with someone with discovery program or park duty officer asap
- Get keys - key deposit
- Check from Friends at start of observing for amount - key deposit
- Coordinate with someone from discovery program to coordinate shows and schedule programming and get forms in place
*After hours arrival - Coordinate with chief park naturalist.
Standard departure - Sundays
- Clean up campsite or lodge room before leaving
- Check out with someone from discovery program for your packed away certification before checkout
- Check out at the front desk
- Return keys, get the rest of your payment as key deposit
To get to the Park, take HWY 400 until it becomes HWY 69. Then take HWY 69 to HWY 537. Then its about 53km to the Park entrance.
Here is an image of the campground (see maps section for campground info). If you are not staying in the camping area but in the lodge or one of the buildings marked within the staff only Maintenance Area you will park off the other road. When you get up, please turn in at the sign (shown above) and the office is right there on your left. Your Parks Contact (likely Kathleen) will most likely be there but it will be the best place to meet.
Maps and Lodging
This site plus the driving directions will give you everything you need to get to Killarney Parks site as an astronomer in residence.
- Free park camping spot (you will need your own equipment)
- Free lodge room (shared kitchen and bathroom facilities)
- Apartment location (private, furnished) only available for select shifts.