The Woods Hole Public Library has a new addition to its Library of Things, a group of useful objects and tools available for loan to our patrons. Along with the sewing machine, the ukulele and guitar, the grain grinder, and the yarn swift, the Library now has a telescope.
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 be very sturdy and safe in travel, making it a user-friendly addition to our Library of Things.
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 borrowing the telescope, Librarians will give 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 the Aldrich Astronomical Society.