The library telescope is a great tool for teachers to engage students. The Orion Star-Blast 4.5 Reflector is powerful and easy-to-use. Most programs offer these telescopes to teachers on a first-come, first-serve basis. St. Louis has set aside a quantity of telescopes for exclusive use by K-12 educators. Educators can reserve a telescope for a specific 7-day checkout period allowing them to better plan their class curriculum.
In addition to the Orion Star-Blast Reflector which is a telescope for viewing the night sky, St. Louis has also added a Sunpotter Solar Telescope for exclusive checkout by educators.
Visit the links provided below to learn more about how to use an Orion StarBlast 4.5 Reflector for viewing the night sky, a Sunspotter Solar Telescope for safe viewing of the Sun, and other links to help you get started
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