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Telescope Program
Library Telescope Program

The Burlington Public Library has added an Orion StarBlast 4.5” telescope that you can check out with your library card for one week.

The telescope was donated by Island County Astronomical Society and they help support it with occasional classes and their own meetings to share information and activities. This is part of a national program established by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society.

They have videos on their website that explain the process of check out.

It’s a great family activity and there lots of books in our library to introduce you to the skies.

The telescope is loaned out for two weeks at a time. We anticipate requests to be high throughout the spring and summer months.  

To be placed on the list to check it out or for more information, please Contact us.

Other libraries in Skagit County offer this service also.


Prepare for the Great American Solar Eclipse!

June 15, 2017,  6:30 pm
Thursday evening
Burlington Public Library
820 E Washington Ave
Burlington, WA

Join us Thursday evening June 15th, 6:30 p.m. at the Burlington Public Library. 

Bob Scott, of the Island County Astronomical Society will be setting up a special solar telescope to demonstrate how to safely view the August solar eclipse. 

The program will cover will cover basic eclipse history, facts, how and where to view it, a timetable and what to expect.  
The full eclipse path will be observable through Oregon but it will be possible see a partial eclipse from Washington State. 

For more information, please call 360-755-0760