Libraries - Equipment Maintenance

Frequently asked questions by libraries on equipment maintenance.

When the Library Telescope is not in use or being moved the lens cap and tube cover should be firmly in place. This will keep anything, but particularly dust, from falling onto the eyepiece lens or the mirrors inside the tube.

Additionally, the focuser should be moved all the way into the telescope when it is not in use or is being moved. This will make it less likely to be bumped against anything.

When storing the telescope, the tube should be positioned with the mirror on the bottom and the eyepiece at the top. 

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