Backyard Astronomy: Scanning October Skies Under the New Library Telescope!

Tuesday, October 25th (6:30-7:30pm)



Please plan to attend this family presentation to learn how to use the new Library Telescope to observe objects from your own backyard using a technique called star hopping and see how easy it is to use!

Spacey door prizes will be offered for children, along with outside viewing for all, weather permitting. 

The telescope was funded by the Friends of the Maynard Public Library and will be maintained by the Aldrich Astronomical Society as part of their Library Telescope Program.

Please register at the Reference Desk or call 978-897-1010 x103.


Information on Borrowing the Library's Telescope

Beginning shortly after the Backyard Telescope program, library patrons will be able to borrow the library's telescope for a 1 week lending period! The telescope must be checked out by a patron of the library who is 18 years or older, in good standing and a cardholder for a minimum of 6 months. Patron must present a valid Massachusetts Driver's License or government issued I.D. Patrons accept full responsibility for the telescope and accessories while checked out including damage and replacement. 

Please visit the Reference Desk or call 978-897-1010 x103 to put your name on the waitlist to check out the telescope. 


Maynard Public Library 77 Nason Street Maynard, MA 01754 Phone 978-897-1010