LASER pointers are INCREDIBLY useful to astronomers for pointing out objects in the night sky. LASERS are also VERY F!*ing bright, and are NOT toys (except indoors, with cats).
Please (please please PLEASE!) use LASER pointers responsibly:
1) Do NOT shine them into eyes (humans or cats, or ANY eyes)
2) Do NOT shine them towards ANY aircraft.
3) If you see someone doing either, INSIST that they stop.
I really want to be able to keep using LASER pointers for nighttime Astronomy. I’d rather the government NOT pass a law banning their use!
I’m calling for ALL US astronomy clubs, and astronomy-minded individuals to start a nationwide awareness campaign: Contact government officials, local newspapers, schools, etc.
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