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.
Recent Funding Enables Cornerstones GrowthIn recent months, Cornerstones has received major funding that sets the course for program expansion into more libraries within Maine, and into the New England states and beyond. We are grateful to the following donors for the vision they share with us of promoting science literacy through public libraries: The Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation, American Science & Engineering (AS&E), the National Science Foundation, the Maine Space Grant Consortium, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, the Katherine J. Baker Foundation, Lee and Lulu Grodzins, and Cornerstones directors and advisers Jane Crichton, Chris Goodwin, Don Hudson, Tom Settlemire, Ed Sullivan, and Mary Cerullo. Click here to learn More.
Library Partner SummitCornerstones of Science invites all Maine public libraries to attend our annual Library Partner Summit, held this year on Friday, December 12th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St, Auburn, ME. Registration is free! Click here to learn more
"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