The Ten Commandments for Amateur Astronomers:

December 2007
Amateur Astronomy Magazine;Winter2007, Issue 56, p9
The article presents a list of commandments for amateur astronomers. It recommends not using white light when sharing the night sky with fellow stargazers. It explains why there is a need to have at least two telescopes. It states that one's sons or daughters should not get married during the Holy Days of new moon.


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