The Library Telescope as Part of the Space Exhibit at the Portland Science Center

Boy with telescope and moon

The Portland Science Center, with their new Space exhibit, and Cornerstones of Science have recently partnered together to incorporate a library telescope into the Space exhibit!

You will see the library telescope (an Orion StarBlast 4.5″ Reflector Telescope on a Dobsonian base) with a banner explaining what you can do to learn more about space.

“Take that next step and experience space in your own backyard by checking-out a library telescope from your local public library. Over fifty libraries in Maine have Orion StarBlast 4.5 inch Reflector telescopes to check-out like you do a book!

Cornerstones of Science and public libraries have partnered to make this happen. Cornerstones is an informal science organization that works with libraries creating experiences of science that spark curiosity and foster a deeper connection to the world around us. Visit one of the public libraries listed below for a library telescope or encourage your local public library to participate.”

Library Name, City
Auburn Public Library, Auburn
Bangor Public Library, Bangor
Belfast Free Library, Belfast
Blue Hill Public Library, Blue Hill
Boothbay Public Library, Boothbay
Bowdoinham Public Library, Bowdoinham
Bridgton Public Library, Bridgton
Camden Public Library, Camden
Canaan Public Library, Canaan
Cary Library, Houlton
Casco Public Library, Casco
Cundy’s Harbor Library, Cundy’s Harbor
Curtis Memorial Librar,y Brunswick
D.A. Hurd Library, North Berwick
Falmouth Public Library, Falmouth
Gibbs Library, Washington
Hartland Public Library, Hartland
Ivan O. Davis Library, Liberty
Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor
Jefferson Public Library, Jefferson
Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor
Lewiston Public Library, Lewiston
Limerick Public Library, Limerick
Lisbon Public Library, Lisbon
McArthur Public Library, Biddeford
Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth
Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, Appleton
Newport Cultural Center, Newport
Northeast Harbor Library, Northeast Harbor
Orr’s Island Library, Orr’s Island
Patten Free Library, Bath
Pittsfield Public Library, Pittsfield
Portland Public Librar,y Portland
Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland
Raymond Public Library, Raymond
Rockland Public Library, Rockland
Scarborough Public Library, Scarborough
Shaw Memorial Library, Greenville
Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta
South Paris Public Library South Paris
Southwest Harbor Library Southwest Harbor
Swans Island Public Library Swans island
Thompson Free Library, Dover-Foxcroft
Topsham Public Library, Topsham
Vassalboro Public Library, Vassalboro
Waterville Public Library, Waterville
William Fogg Library, Eliot
Windham Public Library, Windham
Winslow Public Library, Winslow
Wiscasset Public Library, Wiscasset
Witherle Memorial Library, Castine
York Public Library, York