Over the last decade the striking ethereal glow of Green-Laser Pointers (GLPs) has become a familiar sight at astronomy education and public outreach (EPO) events, from star parties for beginners to sky-at-night tours around astronomical installations. With the beam of a GLP an astronomy educator can direct an audience unerringly to a specific object. The GLP remains one of the coolest tools in the amateur’s instrument case — but only if used responsibly. GLPs are tools not toys, and their misuse can lead to serious harm.
This committee has developed a set of guidelines for GLP use, plus a brochure, bookmark and flyer. Go to this page to obtain these valuable resources.
- Consists of the Chair, additional members of the Society appointed by the Chair, plus the National President.
- Committee shall exist for one year and be renewable by Council indefinitely.
To reach the committee you may e-mail the Green-Laser Pointer Committee Chair.
Committee Members - Effective July 2012
- Randall Rosenfeld (unattached), Chair
- Chris Beckett (Regina)
- Dr. Roy Bishop (Halifax)
- Mike Hanes (London)
- Paul Schumacher (Victoria)
- Glenn Hawley (Calgary, ex officio)