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Explore the Universe!

Borrow a telescope, complete with accessories. Experience detailed views of the moon or search for celestial objects like nebulas and star clusters. This is a great compact scope for beginners.


Kit Contents

  • Orion StarBlast 4.5 reflector telescope with a 8-24mm eyepiece
  • EZ Finder Reflex Sight for easy aiming
  • Telescope Observer’s Guide
  • Orion Moon Map 260
  • Orion Deep Map 600
  • Star target planisphere
  • Night vision flashlight
  • User’s guide
  • Rolling transport case (14”D x 18”W x 24”H)

Orion Telescope with Rolling Container


Borrowing a Kit

Stillwater Telescope Kits may be reserved by placing a hold in the catalog.

  • Kits may be checked out for 3 weeks.
  • Kits may be checked out with an adult or juvenile library card.
  • Kits must be checked out and returned to the Public Services Desk of Stillwater Public Library during open library hours. Stillwater Telescope Kits are not available for pick up and return to other library locations.


Using the Telescope

The Orion StarBlast telescope is excellent for beginners! Watch our video for a brief overview of the kit and tips to get started.

For more information about the Orion StarBlast telescope and seeing objects in the night sky, please review our Telescope User’s Guide.


Book Lists

Learn more about the wonders of the universe with our book lists for adults and kids. Click on a book cover to link directly to a title in the catalog.


Thanks to our Community!

The telescope kits are made possible by gifts from the Minnesota Astronomical Society, Stillwater Rotary Club, Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club, and Stillwater Public Library Foundation.