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Telescope Available To Borrow

Library Telescope display

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 SocietySky and Telescope.comAstronomy.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.