PUBLIC EVENT COVID RULES

The following are general rules for the public attending any event of the MAS. While specifically targeted for events at the Eagle Lake Observatory, all locations where the public may attend would be included.

 

These rules supersede existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

 

Here are the site rules for the general public:

All events are by reservation only. Follow the link on the MAS home page for information on registering for an event. Registration is limited and we will stop taking reservation once the limit is reached.

Each person will need to read and sign the liability waiver. Either bring a signed copy or we will have copies to sign at the observatory. Entry will not be permitted without a signed waiver.

 

  • Events are Cancelled if cloudy – Notification, if cancelled, will be posted on the MAS home page

  • Start time of 7:00 pm, unless noted otherwise.

  • EVERYONE to wear masks at all times. Masks to be worn “properly” over the nose and mouth.

  • EVERYONE to fill out the contact tracing information.

  • Registered groups tend to stay together, please maintain social distancing between groups.

 

Additionally, if you haven’t been to a star party lately, review the general MAS Star Party Guidelines as well.

 

These rules make observing a little more challenging, but we believe these rules will help ensure the safety of our guests and members alike.  Thank you for your cooperation.


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B-SIG EVENT COVID RULES @ METCALF FIELD

Metcalf Field Site Use Rules – April 6, 2021

 

These rules supersede existing information you may find elsewhere on our website.

 

The following rules are related to Public Star Parties (including BSIG).
All attendees and volunteers must sign a waiver releasing the MAS of liability.
There will be a limit of 50 people on the site at any one time. Since on-site hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are in short supply and not provided by the MAS. Each person attending should provide own hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes for their use.

· Per the current DNR guidelines in conjunction with the current Executive Order (EO) 21-11, which will begin Monday, March 15, 2021, we are allowing no more than 50 total people on the Metcalf Field at any one time.

· Field telescope setups must be spaced a minimum of 12 feet apart to maintain social distancing when in use.

· No sharing of telescopes or eyepieces. If the condition arises and is necessary to view through another telescope not your own you must have protective eyewear or glasses on when viewing through an eyepiece owned by someone else. Alternatively you can use your own eyepiece in another person’s scope.
· Masks are not required when using your own equipment but masks are required if you are visiting other observers.

· If unscheduled observers arrive at Metcalf Field overflow should be directed to a designated area until logged and cleared to join the star party. A 12-foot spacing rule is suggested.

These rules are related to the all public star parties at Metcalf Field. Remember your actions and what you do reflects on the MAS. Please be mindful of how you conduct yourselves.

We realize these rules make observing a little more challenging, but the Board and our partners believe these rules will help ensure the safety of our membership. Thank you for your cooperation.