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Growing Your Astronomy Club
Part 1: Welcoming Visitors

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2. Understand the Visitor's State of Mind

When a new visitor walks through the door of your meeting room, you know you’ve got a very interested astronomy enthusiast who is looking to connect with fellow enthusiasts. 

shyDon’t disappoint them and don’t scare them away. 

Put yourself in the place of the visitor:

Just be aware of what the visitor wants:

checkFor most visitors, the friendliness of your club members is the most important factor that determines if they will return.

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