Be a Space Explorer!
Borrow a NASA Space Explorers Backpack.
Learn how to use a simple telescope
Program a mini robot
Learn about space, planets and constellations
The backpack contains everything you will need to get started including a 76 mm FunScope telescope, Code & Go Robot Mouse, charts, books and instructions.
Overview of the FunScope 76mm TableTop Reflector Telescope - Orion Telescopes
To borrow the backpack, all you need is a Buffalo & Erie County Public Library card and to be at least 18 years old. Backpack loan period is 7 days plus one renewal.
To reserve a NASA backpack, call 716-858-8900 or request online using your library ID and PIN.
The NASA@ My Library project is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Partners include the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and Education Development Center. NASA@ My Library is made possible through the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate as part of its STEM Activation program.