Global Sky Partners

LCO launched the Global Sky Partners program in 2017 with the goal of inspiring students, teachers and the public around the world to engage in astronomy and science endeavors. LCO annually provides over 1,000 hours of observing time on our telescope network to educational organizations.

The Global Sky Partners are a diverse group of educators and scientists who run their own fully-supported education projects and investigations using our telescopes.

Current Global Sky Partners

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100 hours for 100 schools

100 hours for 100 schools (100/100) is a collaboration between several organizations involved in providing high quality and well supported astronomy education programs.  The 100 schools will come from the …

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Aninoquisi To'sdigo'ti'a

Aninoquisi To'sdigo'ti'a (We see the stars) will engage middle grade and high school students in the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians in a science project to observe exoplanet transits …

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Astrolab (Starlight in the university lab)

Astrolab is a tutorial, based on telescopic observations, to learn how to do science and discover that science can be challenging, interesting and manageable. This tutorial has been developed primarily …

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Astrometry Research Group of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka currently has no astronomy track at university level. This project aims to start undergraduate students with research projects in astronomy, to training them in astronomical data analysis techniques.

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Astronomy & Astrophysics Awareness in Nigeria

The Astronomy & Astrophysics Awareness project in Nigeria, seeks to make STEM-based studies more intuitive, by incorporating computer-based simulation to facilitate learning and retention of Astronomy and Astrophysics. We hope …

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Astwonomi Lakay

This partner aims to establish an astronomy course in State University of Haiti via the National School of Geology and Science Faculty. A special astronomy curriculum will be developed using …

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Bringing Astronomy Research to Underrepresented Groups

This program will bring astronomy research opportunities to youth groups (high school age) in out-of-school and after-school settings. They will be given instruction on the research process and then work …

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Búsqueda y seguimiento de estrellas variables

This partner is supporting undergraduate astronomy projects in Colombia.

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GCC Exoplanet and Variable Star Search

For five years, the Glendale Community College Astronomy Club (named ASTRO) has been using the campus’s 8-inch telescopes for public engagement and educational research and the members are getting to …

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HELIOS GTTP

HELIOS GTTP is a Colombian heliophysics work and study group focused on outreach activities and teacher training on the sun and star variability. This group is made up of Galileo …

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Hiparcpia

A training program for teachers in Paraguay, to astrometric and photometric follow-up of Main Belt Asteroids and NEOs.

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Hunting Outbursting Young Stars (HOYS)

HOYS is a citizen science project working together with amateur
astronomers. They provide the observational data for our research in star
and planet formation. HOYS as an LCO Global Sky …

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Inclusive Astronomy

The inclusive astronomy project that takes place at the El Minuto de Dios Ciudad Verde school (Colombia), implements new technologies (STEAM), methodologies and workshops for students from vulnerable populations or …

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Institute for Student Astronomical Research

InStAR’s mission is to develop, conduct, and promote the adoption of the Astronomy Research Seminar, which is an immersive, student team-based astronomical research experience for high school, 2-year community college, …

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MicroObservatory Exoplanet Exploration Partnership

Through a pilot partnership with LCO, MicroObservatory aims to enhance our users’ learning experience. Specifically, we will offer our audiences periodic opportunities to request “Target of Opportunity” exoplanet datasets from …

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One Home, One Sky

This initiative aims to help the children, particularly girls and those with disabilities, and their families to do scientific activities to reduce the stress and insecure caused by the war …

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ORBYTS: Refining Exoplanet Ephemerides

ORBYTS (Original Research by Young Twinkle Students) is an educational programme in which secondary school pupils (16-17 y/o) work on scientific research linked to the Twinkle Space Mission under the …

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Our Solar Siblings

Our Solar Siblings does three things. It freely provides a fully provisioned, off the shelf, curriculum for secondary teachers teaching astronomy, it freely provides guidance and support for larger student …

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PETeR

Proyecto Educativo con Telescopios Robóticos (PETeR) - An Educational Project with Robotic Telescopes. PETeR is an enquiry-based online lab which aims to familiarize the Spanish educational …

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QNL Astronomy Club

The program aims to inspire Qatar National Library visitors to look to the sky and ask questions. This program is aligned with Qatar Foundation’s overarching mission of unlocking human potential. …

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Scintillating Citizens

The goal of this project will be to put the act of collecting and analyzing photometric data in the hands of the visitors to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum …

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Stanford Online High School Astronomy Research Club

Stanford Online High School (SOHS) is an accredited, independent school for intellectually passionate students in grades 7 - 12. The SOHS Astronomy Research Club involves students across the world in …

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STEM Through Astronomy Research - San Diego

The Boyce Research Initiatives and Education Foundation (BRIEF) provides research opportunities to students to enhance their educational experience and introduce them to the scientific and technical communities. BRIEF is providing, …

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Variable Stars

This is an outreach program for gifted children (9th grad), collecting data on double stars and analysis the data to characterize the stars. Also a group of astronomy leaders learning …

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Where's the Flux?

Community observations of secular dimming in the enigmatic dipper, KIC8462852. This is an open collaboration with interested users connected through the sub-Reddit, /r/KIC8462852.

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YATL Astronomy Research Project for High School

The Youth Astronomy Teachers' Link(YATL) is one of China's leading astronomy education NGO. We provide world-class astronomy and planetary science education resources to Chinese curious young minds. The YATL Astronomy …