Stargazing
 

* Let someone know you're going out at night - or better yet, bring a friend or parent along to help search the sky.

* Bring a sky map to help you identify what you see. Many newspapers publish local listings of what you can expect to find in the sky.

* Take a notebook and pencils with you to record what you find.

* Bring a compass.

* Bring a flashlight to help you find your way and to see your notebook, compass or sky map.

* Get away from any distracting house lights or floodlights.

* Give your eyes a half hour to adjust to the darkness.

* Bring binoculars or a telescope to get a better look.


* Don't ever go out at night without your parents' permission.

* Don't ever look at the Sun. There are special filters that allow you to see the Sun, but these should only be used with adult supervision.

* Don't wander around. It's easy to get lost, so keep track of where you are. Remember to hold your notebook so your mark for North always points North.