Telescope on Loan
The Woods Hole Public Library has purchased a new addition for its “Library of Things”, its group of useful objects and tools available for loan to their patrons. Along with the sewing machine, the ukulele and guitar, the grain grinder, the serger, pickleball set, the yarn swift, and other Things, the Library now has a telescope for loan.
The telescope is a “4.5” Orion StarBlast” prepared for the library by the Aldrich Astronomical Society of Paxton, Massachusetts. They have modified the telescope to make it very sturdy and safe in travel, working with the New Hampshire Astronomical Society which has had a Library Loan program for about a decade.
In order to borrow the telescope, borrowers must be over 18 years old and have a current Falmouth (or Woods Hole, East Falmouth, West Falmouth, or North Falmouth) Library card, and come to the Library in person to pick it up. Before people borrow the telescope, Librarians will give them a quick lesson in how to use the equipment.
On Saturday, April 20, at 1 PM, there will be an official dedication of the telescope which will include a Power Point presentation on its use by John Root of Paxton and the Astronomical Society. People are welcomed in to see the telescope and be introduced to its use, and celebrate with the Library on its new addition.
For more information, either call the Library at 508-548-8961 or visit the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.