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February 21, 2013

Library: We're Seeing Stars

Did you know stars do not twinkle? If you look through a very powerful telescope and see what looks like a twinkling star, fear not: it’s really turbulence in the sky. The New Hampshire Astronomical Society starting placing telescopes and educational materials in selected libraries in New Hampshire. Their goal is to help foster scientific literacy, stimulate an interest in astronomy, and provide people who have never looked through a telescope the chance to experience the excitement that comes from discovery. Placing the telescopes in local libraries allows greater general access to the scope since they can be put into circulation just as a book. The Atkinson Women's Civic Club (AWCC) has generously donated the funds to purchase the Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch Astronomical Telescope for the Kimball Library. Atkinson residents, with a library card, are welcome to take the telescope out on loan. Contact the library at 603-362-5234 for more information. Pictured above, from left, are Peter Smith, NHAS; Robin Hovanasian, Civic Club; and Diane Heer, Library Director. Photographer's note: So much for my very favorite book of all time, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

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