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Default Safety Glasses for a 50mW Green Laser?

I am going to buy a 50mW green laser with IR filter

HL 532nm 50-300

I plan on using this only for star gazing, only outside, and never for burning anything. Do I need safety glasses? If you say Yes, my wife is sure as hell not going to let me buy it because she's not going to put safety glasses on so I can show her what star I am pointing my telescope at.

I'm buying a 50mW because I bought a 5 mW cheap-o off Amazon and I couldn’t even see the beam (I live in a light polluted city)

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No you do not need safety goggles, if you're only planning on using it outside to point at stars. Please do be careful to avoid any aircraft however.
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Default Re: Safety Glasses for a 50mW Green Laser?

Its not needed but if you feel you need one get a pair of these:

Uvex S1933X Skyper Safety Eyewear, Black Frame, SCT-Orange UV Extreme Anti-Fog Lens - Amazon.com
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