To expand access to STEM-related learning tools and materials, the Library has partnered with Dean Regas, astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory, opens a new window, to circulate 10 Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch astronomical telescopes for use by library cardholders.
How to Check Out a Telescope
Checking out a telescope is easy! All you need is a Library card in good standing, with less than $10 in fines. Call or visit one of the branch libraries listed below to reserve your 7-day pass.
The telescopes must be checked out from and returned to the following branch libraries:
- Avondale Branch Library
- Clifton Branch Library
- Green Township Branch Library
- Groesbeck Branch Library
- Harrison Branch Library
- Loveland Branch Library
- Madisonville Branch Library
- Mariemont Branch Library
- Mt. Washington Branch Library
- North Central Branch Library
- Northside Branch Library
- Pleasant Ridge Branch Library
- Sharonville Branch Library
- Westwood Branch Library
- Wyoming Branch Library
You will receive training from a Library staff member when picking up a telescope. The telescope will come with two eye pieces, an Orion EZ Finder II Reflex Sight, a star chart, and two of Dean Regas' books to help enrich your experience.
Get Familiar With The Astronomical Telescopes
Watch this video overview featuring Dean Regas to learn more about using the telescopes.