- The Chicago Astronomer -
Copyright 2004-2014 All rights reserved by Joseph Guzman Administrator/Founder/Chief Astronomer.
All text and images are the property of the original authors/artists and shall
not be used without permission.
Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Feb 4, 2012 6:06:24 GMT -6
Hi Khang and welcome to the Chicago Astronomer....
Law Enforcement is of course curious on what's going on, but after checking out the scope and person running it, they are most curious to take a peek at what you are looking at. Always offer a look and don't wait for them to ask. It helps to have a red light on your scope - to add safety and visibility. It says "I'm here" and not up to anything scandalous.
I have never had a bad situation...other than one certain bitter moron old coot of a cop...who was forced into retirement.
Never... charge any fees for looking through your scope. Shows no class, requires a permit and besides....the skies are free.
Tell us what your activities are and what you use when you set up!
Chicago Astronomer Joe Founder, Administrator and Chief Astronomer
Telescope/Observatory Docent Facilitator Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Astronomy Instructor Instituto Del Progresso/IHSCA
Astronomy Program Instructor British International School of Chicago /Lincoln Park Campus
Resident Astronomer Chicago Park District Nature Oasis/Night Out in the Parks/ 606 Trail