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NOW BOOKING FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR
(2014-2015 is completely booked)

IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED AT NO COST TO SCHOOLS, WE DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN BOOKINGS  THROUGH ANY THIRD PARTY AGENTS.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE AND WE DO NOT REQUIRE DONATIONS OR FEES OF ANY KIND AS LONG AS YOU ARE A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL.  IF YOU ARE BEING CHARGED A FEE FOR ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS NONPROFIT'S ACTIVITIES OR FOR THE SOLAR GLASSES OR EQUIMENT THAT WE DISTRIBUTE, YOU ARE BEING SCAMMED.  PLEASE NOTIFY ME IMMEDIATELY AT INFO@CHARLIEBATES.ORG 

IF YOU ARE NOT A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY, THIS IS THE WRONG PAGE!! 

CLICK HERE FOR NON-SCHOOL EVENT REQUESTS

PLEASE
REVIEW THE  PARAGRAPHS BELOW  
BEFORE REQUESTING YOUR EVENT


WE WANT YOUR STUDENTS AND FACULTY TO BE EXPOSED TO THE INCREDIBLE BEAUTY OF OUR NEAREST STAR AND OUR INTENTION IS TO PUT ON A FREE, WONDERFUL AND SAFE EVENT FOR ALL IN ATTENDANCE. 

WE DO NOT DISCUSS OR ALLOW DISCUSSION OF
POLITICS, RELIGION OR CREATION/EVOLUTION IN ANY WAY DURING ANY OF OUR EVENTS

 WE GENERALLY BOOK ABOUT 120 DAYS IN ADVANCE   BUT, GO AHEAD AND SUBMIT YOUR DATE REQUESTS AND WE WILL DO WHAT WE CAN TO ACCOMODATE.  CURRENTLY, WE CAN ONLY TRAVEL A MAXIMUM OF 150 MILES EACH WAY FROM ATLANTA, GA-USA AT OUR EXPENSE.

THIS PROGRAM IS AIMED AT
4TH GRADE AND UP ELEMENTARY STUDENTS AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS THRU COLLEGE STUDENTS  OVER 8 YEARS OLD
THIS IS NOT A PROGRAM FOR 1ST - 3RD GRADERS. 


WE USE ONLY THE MOST ADVANCED AND SAFEST SOLAR OBSERVING/IMAGING  EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE AND HAVE A 100% RECORD OF SAFETY SINCE WE BEGAN DOING THIS IN 2008 AT OVER 60 EVENTS PER YEAR.  THE EQUIPMENT COSTS ARE WELL IN EXCESS OF $150,000 SO WE  CANNOT SETUP FOR STUDENTS WITHOUT ADEQUATE ADULT SUPERVISION.  ANY DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR EQUIPMENT DUE TO UNSUPERVISED STUDENTS/GUESTS WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SCHOOL.
  FOR A COPY OF OUR INSURANCE BINDER PLEASE CLICK HERE.



WE REQUIRE A DRY AND FAIRLY LEVEL SURFACE, A VIEW OF THE SUN DURING THE TIMES OF THE EVENT, 90 MINUTES TO SET UP/TEAR DOWN AND PREFER ACCESSIBLE AC POWER WITHIN 150 FEET OF THE VEHICLE BUT CAN BRING A GENERATOR IF ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.  OUR SOLAR WRAPPED VAN IS PART OF THE SHOW AND
MUST BE PARKED WITHIN 10 FEET OF THE SETUP AREA. WE CANNOT PARK IN A LOT AND SET UP SOMEWHERE ELSE DUE TO WEIGHT, SAFETY AND POWER REQUIREMENTS.  WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY OTHER NONPROFIT.  FEDERAL AGENCY, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, CORPORATION OR ASTRONOMY GROUP OR CLUB IN ANY WAY AS IT PERTAINS TO THIS SERVICE. 

 

THE PROGRAM WORKS BEST WHEN YOU SEND OUT 2 CLASSES (30-45 STUDENTS) PER HOUR FOR A 10 MINUTE INSPIRATIONAL LECTURE ON THE SUN AND SCIENCE IN GENERAL FOLLWED BY ABOUT 30 MINUTES AT THE SCOPES AND CAMERAS WITH A 5 MINUTE Q&A AT THE END. I NEED 10 MINUTES BETWEEN CLASSES TO ADJUST EQUIPMENT.

 

EVERYONE GETS FREE SOLAR VIEWING GLASSES AND OTHER VARIOUS SCIENCE GOODIES AS AVAILABLE. STUDENTS MUST ATTEND THE INITIAL LECTURE BEFORE GOING THROUGH THE SCOPES/CAMERAS. BEING ON TIME AT THE START IS ESSENTIAL AND AT LEAST ONE FACULTY MEMBER MUST BE WITH THE CLASS AT ALL TIMES. WELL BEHAVED STUDENTS MAKE EVERYTHING A LOT EASIER.

 

I CREATE A CUSTOM WEB PAGE FOR EACH SCHOOL TO SHARE WITH PARENTS AND FACULTY. IT WILL CONTAIN A TIME LAPSE MOVIE OF THE EVENT, IMAGES OF THE SUN THROUGH THE EQUIPMENT AND IMAGES OF STUDENTS AND FACULTY ENJOYING THE EVENT. IF THERE ARE STUDENTS THAT DO NOW WANT THEIR IMAGES TAKEN, YOU MUST LET ME KNOW AHEAD OF TIME AS THE CAMERA IS ALWAYS ROLLING FOR SECURITY AND SAFETY REASONS.




THIS PROGRAM IS COMPLETELY PRIVATELY FUNDED.  WE RECIEVE NO GOVERNMENT SUPPORT AND THERE ARE NO PAID EMPLOYEES.   WE CAN ONLY PROVIDE THIS SERVICE FREE TO SCHOOLS.  NO BIRTHDAY PARTIES OR PRIVATE EVENTS OF ANY KIND AND WE DON'T DO NIGHT TIME ASTRONOMY.


IF YOU WOULD RATHER JUST EMAIL YOUR REQUEST PLEASE SEND IT TO
INFO@CHARLIEBATES.ORG  OR TEXT/CALL 404-543-7616




CONTACT  NAME


CONTACT PHONE

CONTACT EMAIL

SCHOOL ADDRESS

                       CITY STATE ZIP

         REQUESTED EVENT DATE    
        

SPECIAL REQUESTS    

 

We will contact you via phone or email promptly to discuss the arrangements.