The TAAA carries substantial liability insurance because of these issues, particularly because of the many public star parties we do. Securing this insurance is neither easy or cheap, a direct mail to Terri Lappin by your board should get you the specific details (carrier, cost, etc.) Andrew > > From: "Tom Polakis" <tpolakis@xxxxxxx> > Date: 2004/11/01 Mon PM 04:19:48 EST > To: AZ-Observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [AZ-Observing] Star Party On Ice? > > There has been some discussion among the SAC Board about the potential > liability issue at star parties. And it is understandable, considering > folks are climbing ladders and dodging thorny succulents in the dark. > Take a look at the picture from an Astronomers of Verde Valley public star > party about one-third of the way down this page. > > http://www.astroverde.jaspernet.com/news.htm > > Please tell me it's *roller* hockey they play on this rink. I am eagerly > awaiting a reply from JD Maddy on this one. > > Tom > > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.