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Star talk

Saratoga Library unveils new telescopes for patrons


Joshua Wood

Lesley Urasky uses a floodlight to show the Brown family the phases of the moon Thursday night.

The late American astronomer Carl Sagan once said "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself." Sagan was not only an astronomer, but a science popularizer and communicator who served as a spokesman for the sciences. Recently, Lesley Urasky served a similar role at the Saratoga Branch Library, informing those in attendance that we were all "made of stardust."

On June 21, starting at 8:30 p.m., the Saratoga Friends of the Library hosted their first Astronomy Night to unveil the recently acquired Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector telesco...

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