The Library Telescope Program is supported by dozens of amateur astronomy clubs, libraries and other organizations.  Many of these organizations participate in a task force whose purpose is to share best practices and grow the "Library Telescope" program in the USA and Internationally.  Volunteers participate their time without pay because they feel strongly that the library telescope program is an exciting way to introduce the general public to the wonders of astronomy and space science, and an innovative way for libraries to expand their offering to the public. 

Task Force Meetings are held at 10:30 am Eastern Time (USA) on the second Tuesday of each month using ZOOM. The following meeting dates are scheduled for 2021:  1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14. 

The following organizations are represented on the Library Telescope Task Force.  Organizations often have multiple representatives.  Our task force welcomes astronomy clubs, librarians, and any organization that shares our passion for growing and supporting the library telescope program.  If your organization is interested in participating in one of our meetings, please Contact us. 

USA:

  • North East (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT)
    • Amateur Observer's Society of New York, New York
    • New Hampshire Astronomical Society, New Hampshire
    • Southern Maine Astronomers, Maine
  • North Central (IL, IA, MN, ND, SD, WI)
    • Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois, Illinois
    • Buffalo and Monticello Minnesota Rotary Club, Minnesota
    • Lake County Astronomical Society, Illinois
    • Riverbend Astronomical Society, Illinois
  • North West (AK, ID, OR, WA)
    • Island County Astronomical Society. Washington
  • Mid-East (DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV)
    • John G., Astronomical League, Virginia
  • Mountain Astronomical Research (CO, MT, UT, WY)
    • Longmont Astronomical Society, Colorado
    • Salt Lake Astronomical Society, Utah
  • Great Lakes (IN, KY, OH, MI)
    • Stillwater Stargazers, Ohio
  • Mid-States (AR, KS, MO, NE)
    • Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri, Missouri
    • Central Arkansas Astronomical Society, Arkansas
    • Kansas Astronomical Observers, Kansas
    • St. Louis Astronomical Society, Missouri
  • Western (AZ, CA, HI, NV)
    • Dana E, NASA Solar System Ambassador and Librarian, California
  • South East (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN)
    • Maynard P., Astronomical League, Florida
  • South West (OK, NM, TX)
    • No representatives

OUTSIDE OF USA:

  • A subcommittee has been established to support world wide expansion of the library telescope program.