You may take the time cleaning the eye cup of the eyepiece after a public event ...............................
Public event …. This is a third added dimension to hygiene problem.
In the positive side of things every person (participants’) they supposedly did basic homework on their home, about body wash and clean cloths.
But you might always be concerned about the eleven years old which recently enjoyed a large hamburger and ketchup and mustard traces are still available on his hands.
I will agree that human immune system it is a miracle, but time of response this no miraculous fast and therefore it should be challenged only reasonably.
I am now assuming that my personal behavior as scope owner in a public even this would be wearing gloves and politely asking the people to touch the white cleaning towel which includes (it is wet with) alcohol based perfume of lemon.
Telescope club members they should also inspire the youth in favor of hygiene and regarding telescope accessories use and maintenance.
Parents’ will positively evaluate such a move (action in to positive direction).
Personally I am second generation electrician and my father was cleaning all his screwdrivers’ its time after use and then he was place them in storage.
I do follow this basic rule also in my life.
Clean tools it is a sign of respect and also your productivity gets also increased.
Additionally in a public event you have also to worry regarding ladies loaded with make-up cream on their face, but on a second though the Plossl now creates a safer (longer) eyes relief distance most of times.
The purpose of this thread this is us gaining awareness and do things right even when no one watching us.