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the @stro contest

July 2000 : Telrad Reflex Sight : THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED

Telrad Reflex Sight

This time around we are giving away a brand new Telrad reflex sight that was graciously donated by Oceanside Photo and Telescope. This accessory is a hot item. On a recent trip to the Mt. Wilson observatory outside of Pasadena California we found out that both the 100" and 60" telescopes have Telrads, so if its good enough for those monsters it will work for your backyard scope :o). All you have to do is answer correctly as many questions as possible and you're entered into the contest to WIN!

Select your answers to the following questions, enter your correct name and email address (this must be valid because this is how the winner will be notified) and press "Enter the Contest". Remember to check the contest rules and terms below before entering. The winner will be drawn from the pool of entries that had the most answers correct. The contest closes at 12:01am PST on August 1st, 2000. Hint: clues and answers can be found if you search this website deep enough.

Good luck ! (required field indicates required field):
The questions:
1) What are the names of the two moons orbiting Mars?
required fieldPossible answers (you must select only two):
2) How many objects are listed on the "Messier Catalog"?
required fieldPossible answers (select one):
"billions and billions"
3) What does the acronym "NGC" stand for?
required fieldPossible answers (select one):
Council de General Numeros
New General Catalog
Northern Greenwich Coordinates
Nucleic Gamma Cepheid
required fieldName:
required fieldEmail:
(this must be valid)
required fieldWhere are you from? (shipping is free to US addresses)
(if you are not a US resident please go to the next question)
NON-United States residents ONLY: Do you agree to pay for shipping from the US to your non-US mailing address?
Yes, I agree to pay for shipping outside the US.(terms will be worked out should you win)
No, I do not agree to pay for shipping outside the US. (if you are not a US resident and select "No" or do not make a selection on shipping fees you will not be entered)
How did you find us?:

You may only enter ONCE. By pressing the "Enter the Contest" button you acknowledge the receipt, understanding and acceptance of the contest rules and terms as stated below.

the @stro contest rules and terms

  1. Void where prohibited by law.
  2. The contest will be over and closed to new entrants on 12:01am PST, August 1st, 2000.
  3. Only ONE entry will be accepted per name/email address. Please respect this. Proven repeated entries from the same person will result in your expulsion from current and future contests.
  4. the @stro pages will pay USPS 1st Class postage anywhere within the United States of America. If you are not a US resident or wish this prize to be shipped outside of the US, you MUST verify that you will pay for shipping outside the US when you press the "Enter the Contest" button by choosing "Yes, I agree to pay for shipping" above. The terms of shipping this prize will be verified with you via email should you win and you will have the option of declining payment of any shipping fees, but you will disqualify your win and the prize will go to the next runner-up. Payment for shipping fees must be drawn in US Funds (personal checks must clear, money orders preferred). We are not responsible for damage or loss to this item in transit.
  5. Your email address will NEVER be purposely given to entities outside the @stro pages. However, these email addresses will be compiled into a list for future periodic mailings (details below) from the @stro pages. You can be removed at any time from these mailings simply by following the unsubscribe instructions found on the bottom of these email messages. You will be permanently removed from the list unless you re-enter a future contest.
  6. The primary pool of valid entries will be compiled from entries that have ALL of the answers correct. If there are NO emails with all of the answers correct a pool of entries containing the most correct answers will be compiled and drawn from. If there are no entries with any correct answers the pool of entries drawn upon will be all emails submitted. Three entries will be randomly selected to determine the winner - a primary winner and two runner-ups. In the event that the primary winner is unable to take possession of the prize for whatever reason, the next runner-up will receive it, and so on. If there are no entries, we'll put it up on eBay and make a buck. :o)
  7. Contest rules, terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and for any reason.
  8. We reserve the right to discontinue this contest at any time and for any reason.
  9. The winner will be notified via email of their good fortune on or about August 1st, 2000.
  10. Reasonable research has been done to ensure that the questions made sense and the answer is correct, but neither is open for discussion. Basically, we're sorry if you didn't understand the questions, but they stand as-is. Feel free to email for clarification of the question or answers BEFORE you press "Enter the Contest". The final determination of the correctness of the question or answer is entirely at the discretion of the @stro pages and is subject to change without notice.
  11. Under no circumstances will the @stro pages be held liable for any damages that arise from the holding of this contest. You enter this contest at your own risk and no promises, explicit or implied, are offered as to your winning or losing status.
  12. This is for fun, so please make it that way and don't abuse it.

about the periodic mailings: We hate spam. We are not going to send you unwanted emails day in and day out. When you enter this contest you will be added to the @stro newsletter mailing list for updates about the website. The periodic newsletter mailings will most likely consist of (but are not limited to) notices about new features and future contests that will be provided by the @stro pages and will not likely occur more than once a month. You can be removed at any time from these mailings simply by following the unsubscribe instructions found on the bottom of these email messages or by going to the index page and using the unsubscribe utility found there. You will be permanently removed from the mailing list unless you enter another contest in the future.

question or problem?

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Thanks for entering!


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