With the help of the Lake County Astronomical Society, the Ela Area Public Library is pleased to offer telescopes for checkout to Ela patrons. 

LoanStar Telescopes are available for Ela cardholders ages 12 and up to check-out. Telescopes check-out for three weeks and are not renewable. They can be placed on hold. Patrons checking out the telescope are required to sign a borrowing agreement. Patrons under the age of 18 will need to have the agreement signed by a parent or guardian.  

Check the Library's catalog for availability and to place a hold on a telescope. 

Telescope Instruction Manual
Telescope Instructional Video

What can I see in the sky tonight?

Skymaps Monthly Sky Calendar

Astronomy Magazine: The Sky this Week

U.S. Navy: The Sky this Week

What's the moon like tonight?

Moonrise, Moonset and Moon Phases

Moon Phases Calendar

Astronomy Apps

Sky Viewing
Google Sky Map - Android
Go Sky Watch - Apple

International Space Station Viewing
ISS Detector Satellite Tracker - Andriod
ISS Spotter - Apple

Moon Viewing
Moon Phases - Android
Moon Phases - Apple

Ask an Astronomer 

Fill out this form for expert advice from a member of the Lake County Astronomical Society.


Watch this Video for Information on Borrowing a Telescope



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