We all want to have a great time at your school star party! Please follow these
simple rules that keep things fun for everybody.
The Albuquerque Astronomical Society
- No running or playing around the telescopes. Itís dark, and someone might
get hurt or damage the telescopes.
- Try not to kick up dirt. The dust and sand can be harmful to telescope
- Ask before you touch a telescope. They move very easily. These scopes are
the personal property of the astronomer, and many were handmade. Letís
be extra careful with them.
- No food or drink around the telescopes. Accidents happen. Letís not take
- No white lights around the telescopes after dark. We always cover our
lights in red to make them ďnight vision friendly.Ē
- Give yourself time at the eyepiece. Your eye needs a few seconds to get
used to looking through the scope. Your view of detail will improve after
just 5 seconds.
- If you donít see anything, donít be afraid to say something. Sometimes the
scope gets bumped or the object may drift out of view. If you canít see,
speak up! We really want you to enjoy the show.
- Ask questions! Astronomers love to answer questions.
- Donít stand in front of a telescope. Youíd be surprised how many people
- Be sure to look through each scope. When will you get a chance to do this
- The astronomers with you at this event are all volunteers, sharing their free
time for your enjoyment. Be sure to thank them!
Educational Outreach Committee