Telescope & Kill-A-watt Meter Information

Borrow a Kill-A-Watt Meter or Telescope

Each may be reserved at the Main Desk. You must be age 18+ with a C/WMARS library card in good standing may borrow the telescope or Kill-A-Watt Meter. Once you have been notified that the Telescope or Kill-A-Watt Meter is available. You will have 2 business days to check it out, or it will go to the next person on the list.

Library Telescope display                Telescope Available To Borrow

Become an amateur astronomer @ your Library by borrowing one of our Orion StarBlaster Telescopes, donated by Lincoln Stamp and Coin in memory of Susan E. Root.  About the Telescope: The StarBlast 4.5 inch Astronomical Telescope is easy to use and robust. There is nothing to assemble. It has a wooden base, not the usual spindly tripod legs. The telescope is of manageable size, but has a relatively large optical tube. This means that the Moon and deep sky objects will show far more detail than one could see with the common beginner’s telescope. It also has a large field of view that allows the object to stay in the eyepiece longer. The Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. is working in collaboration with the Cornerstones of Science who are based in Brunswick, Maine to support the Library Telescope Program.  See the following links for night sky information: Aldrich Astronomical Society, Sky and Telescope.com, Astronomy.comNASAEarthsky, and Satellite Flybys.

The Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. is excited and happy to extend this outstanding educational outreach program to libraries throughout their Massachusetts service area through their Adopt a Library Program.

Kill-A-Watt            Kill-A-Watt Meter Available To Borrow

The Kill-A-Watt kit helps people understand their energy use. It easily helps you measure the electrical draw on household appliances to determine how they currently use energy. Ultimately, you’ll learn how to reduce energy consumption and electric costs. Donated by National Grid and Mass Save.