Check out a telescope at Blue Hill Library

Blue Hill Selectman John Bannister Friday takes a test watch of a new telescope, which is available at the Blue Hill Library to be checked out a week at a time.

BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Public Library has a new telescope available for patrons to check out for one week starting May 10.

Library Director Rich Boulet said the Orion “Starblast” Telescope was purchased with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathemetatics) grant.

Boulet said the telescope is intended to encourage middle school students’ interest in science.

Patrons can place holds on the telescope just like any book or video using the library’s online catalog or by calling the library at 374-5515.

The telescope will only be checked out to adults and must be transported in a car. The library will help make arrangements for transportation if needed.

The telescope was purchased with a grant funded by the National Science Foundation and administered by Cornerstones of Science and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA), two nonprofits based in Maine.

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