The Aldrich Astronomical Society has placed telescopes throughout the state of Massachusetts—at public libraries and institutions of higher learning—making telescopes accessible to all. The library telescopes are compact and easy to use, and we have one here in Truro. It may be checked out for one week at a time; you may want to call to check availability of this first-come, first-serve resource.
Borrowing is a great, no-risk way to discover if astronomy is the hobby for you. – San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers