Good news for Charlottetown star gazers. I delivered a six-inch Dobsonian telescope to the Robertson Library at UPEI this morning.

They now have all the components (easy-carry telescope bag, books, lens pen, etc.) necessary to start their library telescope loaner program.

I am hoping we will see the announcement of the program in the next week or two. The telescope will be available for students and the public at large. Contact the library at (902) 566-0583 for more information.

This makes another option for budding astronomers in our area. With the Charlottetown Public library having two telescopes, and the libraries in Stratford and Cornwall each having one this makes four available locally. In addition , the Montague Rotary Library also has a telescope available for public use.

Check back for another announcement shortly about another telescope loaner option.


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g4131bWe will be conducting the draw for the 2016 Library Telescope Loaner project at 7PM this evening, 8 November, 2016 at our observing location in Victoria Park.

One lucky winner will take away this eight-inch SkyWatcher Dobsonian telescope.


Good luck to all ticket holders. 0

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