All attendees: Please familiarize yourselves with the Star Quest Rules.

Rules and Etiquette

Observe the wonders of the Universe... and these few rules

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Camping guidelines and etiquette

Quiet Please

Many observers will be staying up until 4:30+ AM and sleeping until noon. Since fatigue and observing enthusiasm don't mix, please try to be as quiet as possible. There are no penalties other than the cool greetings you may receive from your fellow observers. If you are on the receiving end of a noise transgression please remember that this is a community of observers. Friendly discussion will usually solve any problems.

Lighting Restrictions

To help preserve observers' dark adaptation and to preserve the best conditions possible for astrophotography, a ban on all lighting will be in effect from 8:00 PM until 5:30 AM on observable nights.

The lighting ban includes:

Note: In an emergency, if you must turn on a light, give a warning yell. Others can then take steps to protect their night vision or astrophoto efforts.
 

Entering And Exiting Instructions

When entering the site we stongly suggest keeping your speed to 5 kmh to reduce any possible dust. The road into the site is sloped and wide enough for one vehicle at a time, "Comfortably". When exitting the site we strongly recommend that you use the flat level roadway on the west side of the observing site, it is flat, level and easy to navigate. It runs through the grassy reclamation area, so PLEASE Please please stay off the grass and stay on the gravel roadway. Permission has been given by the Department of Highways but they require us to stay off the grass. Thanks so much for your cooperation. Where as the entrance road into the site can cause heavily laden vehicles to spin out as it tries to exit so the level exit is highly recommended! We do not wish to use this flat roadway as an entrance and exit in an effort to reduce wear and tear. One way in and one easy way out! Less wear and tear on the drive train too!

Door Prizes!!!

You must be on site to collect your possible door prize! The Door Prize event will ocurr on the last Saturday of the event at 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon! Be there or be square! Once again! YOU MUST BE ON SITE to win! The reason this is done in this manner is to make the process as fair as possible for all concerned!


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