Access to the UMBC Telescope can only be obtained via to steep metal ladders.
Small children, people with mobility problems, and people afraid of heights may not wish to visit the dome. Such vistors are of course still very welcome, and can simply wait in the main auditorium for the subsequent astronomical presentation and/or discussion led by members of the UMBC Faculty/staff.
It is strongly recomended that vistors to the dome wear study shoes (eg. walking/jogging etc).