Upton Donors Give Library the Stars

Aug 9, 2017

From the Weston County Library

Dan and Janet Pullen of Upton, Wyoming, recently donated an Orion Star Blast EZ Finder #2 telescope to the Upton Branch Library. They recently moved to Upton from the State of Washington where they were members of the Island County Astronomical Society.

In Washington, the Pullens were big supporters of the Society’s efforts to put telescopes into libraries — a project that first began with the New Hampshire Astronomical Society in 2008 with their “Library Telescopes” program. Currently more than 1,000 libraries across the nation circulate telescopes through this program, and the Pullens felt it was important for the library in their new home to have one.

The library believes this telescope is the first of its kind in Wyoming. It will be available to borrow for residents of Weston County from the Upton Branch Library. The telescope comes with directions and a guide book and is very easy to use.

We can now add this to the list of unusual items circulated by Wyoming libraries.

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