Weston County residents can try out a new hobby in the new year — astronomy! Thanks to Dan and Janet Pullen and the Island County Astronomical Society of Washington, the Weston County Library added an Orion Starblast telescope to their offerings. Library patrons can call or stop by the library for details on how to check it out for a night of stargazing.
The Weston County Library shelves hold many books on astronomy for both kids and adults, as well as the periodicals Astronomy and StarDate. In addition, Wyoming residents can check out numerous e-books on the topic, and even a digital version of Astronomy magazine, through OverDrive. The Libby app makes it easy to check out and manage e-content across all your devices.
The Island County Astronomical Society of Washington library telescope program began in 2008 with the New Hampshire Astronomical Society. They have delivered 95 telescopes to libraries across the United States.