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Library Telescope

You can use your library card to check out an Orion StarBlast telescope to use in your own backyard!

The telescope was generously donated to the Nantucket Atheneum in memory of John and Claire Wall by their children with thanks to Karen Wall.  The telescope is maintained by the Aldrich Astronomical Society Inc. (AAS) as part of their Library Telescope Program. The AAS, founded in 1932, is one of the oldest astronomy clubs in the United States.

The Orion StarBlast telescope is very simply designed, comes with instructions and sits comfortable on a table.

If you are at least 18 years old with a CLAMS card in good standing, you can check out the Orion StarBlast telescope for ONE weeks. The kit also contains a manual, constellation guide, compass and headlamp. Telescopes can be reserved but not renewed.

Stop by the Reference Desk for more information. Call (508)228-1110 ext 110 to request being put on the waiting list.