You may have noticed a number of new and unusual items displayed on top of our reference shelves. One of these items was a generous donation from the NH Astronomical Society, an Orion StarBlast 4.5" Telescope. Anyone over the age of 18, with a Nesmith Library card in good standing, may borrow the telescope for two weeks.
The telescope is packaged with a spiral bound instruction manual and a National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Constellations book to get you started, but, if you want even more information on what it is you're doing and seeing, look for one of these titles. (We have plenty more!)
Consolmagno, Guy. Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope--and How to Find Them. [523 CON]
Couper, Heather. The Astronomy Bible: The Definitive Guide to the Night Sky and the Universe. [520 COU]
Dickinson, Terence. Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners. [J 520 DIC]
Lynch, Mike. New England Starwatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky. [522 LYN]
Matloff, Gregory L. Telescope Power: Fantastic Activities & Easy Projects for Young Astronomers.
[J 522 MAT]
Ridpath, Ian. Astronomy. [520 RID]
To find out what may be visible today, check out Sky & Telescope's "This Week’s Sky at a Glance."