Sky-Watcher Telescope

Borrow a telescope from the Library! Thanks to Keith Cooper of the Sidewalk Astronomers of Charlottetown and UPEI Department of Physics.

See if the Skywatcher is available here.


To borrow the Skywatcher Dobsonian 6" telescope, you will need to present your UPEI Campus Card to the staff at the Service Desk.

If you do not have an UPEI Campus Card, fill out a Patron Registration form, and bring to the Service Desk, after a staff member register's your information, you will be able to sign out the telescope.

Your home address and telephone will be verified for up-to-date contact information.

The telescope equipment is heavy, so you will need to bring a car for transportation and make multiple trips. Staff will not be able to assist with the moving of the telescope.

On checkout, you will need to read the Telescope Borrowing Rules and Guidelines. This will take a few  minutes, so please be sure you have enough time to read, also your signature will be required.

At check in, you will also need time while staff goes through the Check in Inventory; you will be asked to sign once completed.

If any piece of the telescope is missing/broken, the telescope will not be checked in. You will be contacted about replacing the missing/broken item. You can see the price of each item from the Telescope Borrowing Rules.


Loan period and due date

  • The telescope will be loaned for 28 days at one time.  


  • Fines for the telescope are a $5.00 a day. Please check the due date and time.
  • Note: If your Library fines reach or exceed $10.00, you will not be able to borrow Library material.


  • When the telescope is available, staff will notify by phone. The telescope will be held for 3 days at the Service Desk, if there is no pick up, the next in line will be notified.


To see how the telescope is set up, watch this video from UPEI Physics and Sidewalk Astronomers of Charlottetown: Using a Library Telescope - Library Telescope Program 

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