Cornerstones' telescope program in Sky & TelescopeSky & Telescope, a nationally-distributed monthly magazine for amateur astronomers, mentioned in its September 2014 issue Cornerstones of Science’s key role in public library telescope programs. Cornerstones has a longstanding relationship with Orion Telescopes & Binoculars, which allows us to procure telescopes at a special nonprofit price for libraries and astronomy clubs that are partnering with libraries. Click here to read the story.
Reserve a Science Trunk OnlineOur Science Trunks may now be reserved online! Maine public libraries can now go online to check the availability of a Science Trunk and make a reservation. No prior knowledge is necessary to facilitate a trunk; bring only your curiosity and sense of wonder! Thanks to Adam Fisher at the Maine State Library for creating this system for us. Click here to learn More.
Apply for a Free Telescope!We are pleased to announce a grant opportunity for 10 Maine public libraries that do not already have a telescope in their circulation. The deadline to apply is February 13, 2015. Read more and download the application
"I want to give a 'shout out' to the Cornerstones of Science program. I attended my first Cornerstones event today. I went to a lecture at the Curtis Library given by Dana Waring. I was a little apprehensive about attending, as it was a 'genetics' lecture and I have no background in genetics. However, the speaker truly made the lecture very conversational, lively and accessible to all. Her slides were excellent. There was a wonderful Q & A at the end. Lastly, attending the lecture spurred an interesting dinner table conversation with my husband and my two children. Bravo to Cornerstones of Science for providing this high-quality programming!" - Meg Austin, Mother of two, Brunswick, October 2014