The RCA maintains a Telescope Library
that has many different types of telescopes that can be checked out by RCA
members. It is a great way to check out various types of telescopes and gain
experience before investing in a new telescope purchase. It's also a great way
to check out a telescope for public star parties to share the view with the
public for members who do not have a scope.
Almost all of the telescopes in the library have
been donated to the club. These donations have provided the club with many
different types and sizes of telescopes and equipment for members to enjoy and
share views with the public. We have everything from binoculars to a 13" Dob
available for checkout.
These telescopes are available to members to check out
and use for a month at a time. You may borrow a telescope if you have been a member
for 3 months.
Telescopes are picked up at and returned at the
monthly general meetings, unless special arrangements are made in
advance with the
Club members who have unresolved damages or losses
with either the book library or the telescope library will be excluded from
telescope checkout privileges.