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Inside look at a nebula

The NVPL Telescope

Astronomy Links

Sky Maps

NASA - Watch the Skies

ISS Tracking

NASA Kids' Club





Close look at the sun's surface

Eligibility for borrowing:  You must be 18 years or older, reside in the North Valley Public Library District which corresponds with the Stevensville or Lone Rock School Districts, and have a North Valley Public Library card in good standing. For more information or to reserve the telescope, please call the library at 406-777-5061.

Our telescope was purchased with partial funding from the USDA Forest Service. Thanks to the Western Montana Astronomical Association (WMAA), it is set up in a user-friendly style for patrons. The Orion StarBlast 4.5" Equatorial telescope includes an instruction manual, posters, planispheres, and a carrying case. 

Late fines for the telescope are $10.00/day

NVPL Telescope Orion StarBlast 4.5" Equatorial telescope

Reserve the telescope here.

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