Check out Newberry Branch's new telescope

Alachua Astronomy Club donated a modified Orion StarBlast 4.5 inch Dobsonian reflector as a telescope that can be checked out by library card holders. This 13-pound telescope, presented on September 29, is easy to use, very portable and comes with quality optics. Learn how novice observers can easily obtain their first views of the moon and its craters, Jupiter and its Galilean satellites, and Saturn and its rings. Brighter deep sky objects can be seen, as well. 

Alachua Astronomy Club received a grant from the Astronomical League to fund this “Library Loaner Scope” program which makes a low cost, quality telescope available for check out, just like books. The telescope is available only at the Newberry Branch and may be borrowed for four weeks by a current library card holder 18 years or older with photo ID. In order to offer quicker access, renewal check outs are not available.

Learn some more about astronomy and stargazing by checking out some of these library materials, or visit your local library branch for more information.

BOOKS

Complete Guide to Stargazing by Robin Scagell

Complete Guide to Stargazing cover

The new astronomy guide : stargazing in the digital age by Patrick Moore

The new astronomy guide : stargazing in the digital age cover

Rocket science for the rest of us : cutting-edge concepts made simple by Ben Gilliland

Rocket science for the rest of us book cover

DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOKS and CDs

Black hole blues (and other songs from outer space) by Janna Levin

Black hole blues (and other songs from outer space) CD cover

The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is by Roberto Trotta

The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know about the All-There-Is CD cover

 

DVDs

Cosmos,  A Spacetime Odyssey 

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey DVD cover

How the universe works

How the universe works DVD cover

The Universe

 The Universe DVD cover

Posted by NickieK on September 28, 2016