A selection of the equipment purchased by the library [ NWRLS ]
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Library to offer stargazing equipment for check-out

A grant from the Battelle Foundation has allowed the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe to purchase high quality Orion telescopes, spotting scopes and binoculars that you can check out with a library card. 

Each comes with a red filtered flashlight, instructions, a star chart and a guide to the night sky in our hemisphere. The library also has a digital microscope for check-out, for exploring worlds closer at hand. 

“Two years ago, I met Skip Marlin, an amateur astronomer with a passion for the cosmos,” said librarian Mimi Minnick in a Facebook post. “He offered to give a talk at the library about the Dark Sky initiative, and that sparked enough local interest to organize quarterly star-gazing events for the public, with Skip’s awesome collection of telescopes.” 

“… We hope these instruments spark your sense of wonder! Special thanks to Battelle’s community liaison, Roni Coppock for expanding opportunities for hands-on science in Gulf County.”

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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