Explore the night sky! The Marlborough Public Library offers an Orion StarBlast Telescope Kit for loan. This amazing resource was donated to us through funding from MathWorks of Natick and is supported by the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc.
The Telescope Kit is available to any Marlborough resident with a C/W Mars Library card, age 18 and older with a library account in good standing. A library card is required to check out the telescope.
The kit is loaned for two weeks with no renewals, and a $10.00 per day late fee. If the telescope is not picked up on the reservation date, the reservation will be cancelled. Please allow for 15 minutes for pickup, during which we will fill out a borrower agreement and show you how to unpack and set up the telescope.
You can reserve the telescope through our museum pass reservation program. Reserve the Orion StarBlast Telescope Kit Online.
The Telescope Kit includes:
- Orion StarBlast Reflector Telescope with attached EZ Finder targeting system and Explorer II zoom eyepiece;
- Telescope instruction manual and stargazing tips;
- National Audubon Society pocket guide to constellations;
- Red and white light headlamp;
- Skygazer’s Almanac map.
For more information, please call our Reference Department at (508) 624-6992.