A star chart (or plaisphere) is available to help you locate stars, planets, and other objects in the sky. And a red flashlight to keep your eyes adjusted to the dark.
OU Libraries has several items available for check-out that can be used for star gazing and amateur astronomy. Available for a 3 day loan period at the main circulation desk in Bizzell Memorial Library. Visit the main circulation desk at or call (405) 325-3341 to book this item in advance.
Using the stargazing tools
Cornerstones of Science has some helpful how-tos. (Note, the telescope they show is not the same one available at OU Libraries but searching for objects in the sky will be the same with either telescope.)