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Library Telescope Program in Winthrop

Please join other volunteers from CMAS in promoting the Library Telescope Program. Over February school vacation (with the exact date yet to be announced), we’ll be meeting at Bailey Library in Winthrop, Maine, to become familiar with their new Library Telescope ourselves, while teaching patrons how to use it, and participating in a demonstration at nearby Norcross Point. We’ll pass the word if this “demonstration” grows into a fully-fledge star party.

Thanks to Cornerstones of Science, patrons can now borrow a special beginner’s telescope from many libraries in Maine, much as they would a book. The Library Telescope is a customized, 4.5″ Orion StarBlast Dobsonian, ingeniously modified so that parts won’t get lost and beginners won’t get stymied.

http://www.cornerstonesofscience.org/what-we-do/programs-supports-and-services/library-telescope-program/

1 comment to Library Telescope Program in Winthrop

  • Mark Koenig

    My step-daughter is interested in buying a telescope for her boyfriend (They are adults). What kind of advice can you give me about the kind of telescope to get, where to get one, etc. What’s the best way to start when becoming an amateur astronomer. Thanks for your time. Mark