wear your AAS Shirt if you have one.
If you feel
reluctant to bring your telescope because you think itís too small, remember
that most of the visitors will be more likely to consider one like yours
for one of their own.
If you donít
have a telescope, we always need help at the AAS information table where
we'll have an e-mail sign-up sheet. We will also need someone to
help keep an eye on the clock to point out satellite passes (times and
locations will be provided) to our guests.
If you are
considering the purchase of a telescope, this is a good place to look and
If you have
a telescope or accessories for sale, this will be the best place in town
for your astro-yard sale.
If you have
some old telescope catalogs or magazines, the visitors are happy to have
Be sure to
bring a step stool or step ladder if you anticipate the little ones having
trouble getting to your eyepiece.
It's OK to
ease your vehicle up the sidewalk to unload your gear. It would be
nice to then move your vehicle out on the park road until the event is
Itís a good
idea to have a tarp to put over any cables or extension cords to prevent
visitors from getting tangled and tripping in the dark.
want to bring a lawn chair, and don't forget your green laser -- always
a hit with the guests.
will ask "What power is your telescope?". If you can't do it in your
head, it's a good idea to print out a list of your eyepieces and their
asked question is: "How far can you see with that thing?" If
you don't know, (and as an homage to Douglas Adams) ďthe answer to everything
in the universe is 42Ē, so "42 million light-years" sounds about right.