– To ensure that the quality of the sky in the immediate surroundings is maintained and to report any harm caused by irresponsible lighting.
– To have at least one night telescope available for use by customers and thereby facilitate observation on clear nights. This service may be free or may be charged for, as the establishment wishes.
– To have sufficient binoculars available, in proportion to the number of beds.
– To provide informative material about the night sky (planispheres, sky charts…) to facilitate observation and the identification of objects.
– To provide useful information about local astronomical activities, such as star routes and programmed excursions to any nearby observatories.
– To provide an ongoing supply of information received from the Starlight Foundation or other institutions regarding observable astronomic events (eclipses, alignments, passage of comets…).
– To take the initiative in organizing activities (astrophotography workshops, star nights, specific weekend activities…).
– To have in-house or external personnel who are trained as guides or who have sufficient knowledge to help customers in the interpretation of the sky and the use of the instruments available.