Nova East Etiquette
To make Nova East an enjoyable and safe experience for everyone, we would appreciate your co-operation in following these Star Party rules of etiquette.
WHITE LIGHTS, RED LIGHTS, & GREEN LASERS
Green Laser Pointers (GLPs) are not to be used at any time. Maglites are not to be used after 10:30 PM on Friday and Saturday nights, and not at all on Sunday night. Please respect these rules.
White lights ruin our night vision and our ability to see the night sky. Please don't operate a naphtha or propane lantern on the site after dark. Please cover flashlights and/or car lights with a red filter. Red film will be available at the registration desk if needed.
CARS AT NIGHT & NON-CAMPERS
Parking in the observing field area is limited to campers only. Cars cannot be moved in/out of the observing field from 9 PM to 7 AM. If you must move your vehicle, please move it to the nearby non-camping parking area ahead of time for an easy departure. Parking for non-camping Nova East attendees is available inside the Park near the observing site. Check at the Nova East Events Building for directions.
Quiet time is to be observed from 1:00 AM - 8:00 AM.
CHILDREN, PETS and VALUABLES
Supervision of children on site is the responsibility of parents or adults accompanying the children.
Park rules require pets to be kept on a leash at all times. In consideration of all in attendance at Nova East, registrants are required to have pets under control at all times.
Please protect your valuables as Nova East is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
No alcoholic beverages are allowed to be consumed on site.
HEADPHONES? YES. BOOMBOXES? NO.
One person's music is another person's noise. If you want music, please use headphones.
IF YOU SMOKE, PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE
Do not smoke in or near the Events Building, or upwind of observers.
BE SOMEBODY. WEAR YOUR NAME TAG
It takes time to link names and faces. Please wear your name tag throughout Nova East so others can get to know you. White strings identify Registrants whereas orange strings indicate Speakers, NE Planning Committee, Telescope Medics and Volunteers.
- PLEASE FOLLOW ALL PARK RULES
A copy of park rules is available at the park entrance.