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Telescope Loaner Program

TAAS operates one of the largest telescope loaner programs anywhere. We have dozens of scopes available covering all popular types.

In addition to telescopes we have a large collection of premium eyepieces for you to try. With several brands available, you can see what works best for you before you buy.

Finally, we have many accessories, charts, barlows, a sky quality meter and even a DSLR for astrophotography.

All items are available to members at no charge. The typical loan period is one month and equipment is checked out through our Loaner Program Coordinator ( To see what we have available, click on one of the menu items on the left.