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Thursday, September 19 • 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Expand your collection to the stars!

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Learn how the telescope collection at Great River Regional Library started as a single telescope pilot project and later grew to a collection of 20 telescopes sponsored by the Buffalo Rotary Club and two community volunteers. We'll discuss how the telescopes were modified for public use, lessons learned along the way, opportunities for STEM programming/community engagement, and questions to consider when exploring circulating non-traditional items.


Jami Trenam

Associate Director - Collection Development, Great River Regional Library
Jami is the Associate Director of Collection Development at Great River Regional Library and the incoming MLA Legislative Chair

Mark Boyd

Retired research director from General Mills with a life long interest in Astronomy fueled by the space race in childhood, and guiding mentors who cultivated interest in science and technology and saw the night sky as a astonishing window to the rest of the universe.

Mark Job

10 year member of the Minnesota Astronomical Society with a lifelong interest in science, space and astronomy. Owner or more than two telescopes with a love of sharing the night sky with anyone with an interest.

Thursday September 19, 2019 3:35pm - 4:25pm CDT
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