star Party Etiquette

Additional Information

Public star parties on one of most enjoyable activities provided by the Cache Valley Astronomical Society.  These rules and guidelines are expected of all persons attending a CVAS star party.  Dark skies make the event successful and enjoyable for all.


Please take a few minutes to review these rules/guidelines.    Thank you.


NO WHITE LILGHTS  AFTER DARK. Use dim red lights after the sunsets 


DISABLE INTERIOR LIGHTS OF  YOUR VEHICLE


ARRIVE BEFORE SUNSET TO FIND A PLACE TO SET UP.


KEEP SPEED DOWN AND  TURN OFF HEADLIGHTS WHEN ENTERING THE OBSERVING AREA.


KEEP PETS AT HOME.


WHEN WALKING NEAR TELESCOPES BE AWARE OF TRIODS THAT CAN EASILY BE HIT.


ASK  THE ASTRONOMER BEFORE TOUCHING, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN.  EQUIPMENT IS EXPENSIVE AND DELICATE, TODDLERS ARE TOO YOUNG TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO LOOK THROUGH A TELESCOPE AND TEND TO GRAB THE TELESCOPE


GREEN LASERS ARE POPULAR TO POINT OUT CONSTELLATIONS AND STARS, NEVER POINT A LASER AT ANYONE.


FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT ALLOWED.


ASK QUESTIONS.  MOST ASTRONOMERS ARE VERY WILLING TO SHARE WHATEVER THEY KNOW.


The rules are commonsense. Star parties are a great way to socialize and enjoy the wonders of the night sky as well as learn about the night sky.  


Come out and enjoy the event with us.



 


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