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Borrow the Library Telescope

View Telescope Policy

The Harrison Public Library has a new tabletop telescope for library members to borrow. We believe this telescope offers an opportunity for adults to expand their horizons and parents to create precious memories with their children, while instilling the potential for a life-long interest in science.

The telescope is available on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations). You can check if the telescope is available at the Halperin Building Information Desk (bring your library card and ID). A library staff member will give you a quick overview on how to use the telescope.

You must be 18 years or older with a valid Harrison Public Library card to borrow the telescope and it must be picked up at and returned to the Halperin Building. Please review the Library’s telescope policy.

About the Telescope

The Orion Starblast is a compact reflector telescope capable of inspiring beginners and enthusiasts alike to explore the night sky. A simple tabletop design makes traveling a cinch and its 4.5″ aperture and f/4 focal ratio provides a wide-field view that packs enough punch to view craters and mountains on the moon. The length of the optical tube is 18″ and it only weighs 13 lbs with the base attached.

The tabletop base facilitates smooth altazimuth tracking and the EZ Finder II helps you aim the telescope. It also comes with an instruction manual, constellation pocket guide, Starry Night Software, and night vision headlamp.

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