The library has 16 Orion StarBlast telescopes for check out; our first telescope was a donation from the Lake County Astronomical Society, and the telescope lending continues in partnership with the society. Watch this video for a brief overview of the telescope and how to use it. 

Checkout is for three weeks with no renewals, and is limited to cardholders age 18 and older. The telescope must be transported by car. Fremont cardholders may place a hold on the telescope in our catalog or by calling the library at 847-918-3225.

Instruction Manual - English

Instruction Manual - Espanol

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