Patrons - Getting Started

How to operate the telescope.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you live in a light polluted area, the Moon and Planets will be visible in a library telescope.  The moon can also be viewed in the daytime.

Deep sky objects (DSOs) like galaxies, nebula, and clusters will be best viewed under a dark location.  See the Astronomy League “Urban Observing” program for suggestions of items to see under light polluted skies:

For more information on light pollution see the International Dark Sky Association website at

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