n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Be careful out there : news note




In a previous discussion about the use of powerful green lasers in astronomy (, 5&6, June 2006, 80), the importance of the responsible use of these potentially dangerous devices was repeatedly stressed. In particular, one should not shine them at airplanes since a case in America resulted in strict regulations being introduced. After a recent spate of incidents in Australia, a total ban on powerful green laser pointers has just been introduced.


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