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Borrow a Telescope

Borrow the StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope today and discover how much fun astronomy can be for the whole family!

When checking out a telescope, we will include a packet that contains: information on how to use the telescope, a star map for the current month and other helpful information, a planisphere, and three astronomy books.

The telescope may be borrowed for two weeks, and may be renewed if there are no patrons waiting for it. Check out includes the entire package of telescope, books, information and planisphere.

Borrow A Telescope

About the Telescope:

The Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope is designed for entry-level and intermediate astronomy enthusiasts. It’s compact size makes it easy to transport and use. The substantial 4.5” aperture and fast f/4 focal ratio provides bright, detailed views of solar system targets like the Moon and planets, as well as wide-field celestial objects like nebulas and star clusters. The stable tabletop base provides smooth altazimuth motion for easy manual tracking of celestial objects.


Learn more about Astronomy

Check out the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club website to learn even more about astronomy and star gazing. Founded in 1956, the mission of the club is to promote the enjoyment of amateur astronomy through education, meetings, and public outreach.