The Library Telescope Program is supported by dozens of amateur astronomy clubs, libraries and other organizations.  Many of these organizations participate in a task force whose purpose is to share best practices and grow the "Library Telescope" program in the USA and Internationally.  Volunteers participate without pay because they feel strongly that the library telescope program is an exciting way to introduce the general public to the wonders of astronomy and space science, and an innovative way for libraries to expand their offering to the public. 

Monthly Events

Task Force Meetings

International Library Telescope Task Force hosts meetings by ZOOM on the second Tuesday of each month. Attendees are typically representatives of organizations involved in the library telescope program. The purpose of the meetings is to share best practices and grow the library telescope program internationally.   Meetings start at 10:30 am Eastern Time (UTC + 5 hours) and held by ZOOM.  The 2023 meeting schedule is 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13, 7/11, 8/8, 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12. To learn more about participating in the meetings, please contact us.

Public Webinars

As part of the Task Force's effort to raise public awareness about the Library Telescope Program, monthly webinars are hosted on the third Wednesday of each month through all months except November and December.  Webinars start at 9:00 am Eastern Time (UTC + 5 hours) and are live streamed on Facebook and ZOOM webinar.  Recordings of the webinar are posted to YouTube after the event. All are welcome to participate.  Webinars dates for 2023 are 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, and10/18.  No webinars are held in November or December.

Task Force Members

A growing number of organizations across the world are represented on the Library Telescope Task Force.  Organizations often have multiple representatives.  Our task force welcomes astronomy clubs, librarians, and any organization that shares our passion for growing and supporting the library telescope program.  If your organization is interested in participating in one of our meetings, please Contact us. 



A subcommittee has been established to support world-wide expansion of the library telescope program. 




Our Goal

To foster scientific literacy, stimulate an interest in astronomy, and provide people who have never looked through a telescope the chance to experience the excitement that comes from discovery