Did you know that you can check out telescopes from the library? In March, two new Orion StarBlast 4.5″ telescopes were added to SLPL’s collection, upping the number available for patrons to borrow to seven. The added telescopes will be stored at Central and Schlafly to help alleviate long waiting lists. Both locations are open during the evening, making it easier for working families to borrow the equipment. Barr, Julia Davis, and Machacek also have telescopes available.
Last week, patrons at Schlafly Branch’s Star Party learned tips on proper telescope handling, basic operation and navigating the night sky.
If you missed Schlafly’s Star Party in March, don’t worry! Central Library will be hosting a Star Party on April 21st from 7-8:30 p.m. The evening begins indoors with a brief introduction to telescopes and then we’ll head outside for a tour of the evening sky (weather permitting).