Stargazing gift

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October 18, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Mike Myer, who recently donated a large telescope to the Iola Public Library, repeated the gesture Thursday by donating an even larger telescope to the Humboldt Public Library. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

Mike Myer, who recently donated a large telescope to the Iola Public Library, repeated the gesture Thursday by donating an even larger telescope to the Humboldt Public Library. The 8-inch Parks, Newtonian reflector telescope is powerful enough to see the fine details of the moon’s craters, Saturn’s rings and Jupiter’s distinctive red eye. Myer plans to donate a third telescope to the Chanute Public Library in the coming days.  Humboldt library officials said it will be a few weeks before the telescope can be checked out, while the telescope in the Iola library is available for checkout. Included with the telescope is an instruction book on how to operate the device, three eyepieces of varying power and charts detailing star and constellation locations at different times of the year. Myer, an avid astronomer, remains eager to discuss his hobby with anyone who asks.

 

 

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