Global Sky Partners

The goal of the Global Sky Partners program is to inspire students, teachers and the public around the world to engage in scientific endeavors. Through this opportunity, LCO particularly aims to inspire audiences in under-represented communities and the developing world, who would not normally be able to take part in programs involving professional scientific equipment.

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.

Simons Foundation
Moore Foundation

Global Sky Partners is supported by the Simons Foundation and the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation

Active Partners 30
Student Publications 37

Current Global Sky Partners

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150 Teachers, IASC Worldwide Outreach

The International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC) requests 225 hours on the LCO 0.4-m telescope network. During a 12-month time period, these hours will be distributed in 90-minute allotments to 150 …

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Astro Kopernikus

Kopernikus Foundation is developing an innovative educational model inspired in Creative Learning and the German pedagogical framework Jenaplan. This model is implemented at Kopernikus School and shared with other public …

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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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Astronomy 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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Atlas-Catalog of Open Clusters

This project aims to observe, study and describe open clusters using LCO resources. The results will be openly available for consultation in various media and formats.

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Authentic Ground-based Astronomy Research for Teens and Young Adults

This Sonoma State University program brings astronomy research opportunities to teens and young adults from across the nation in virtual out-of-school settings. Participants work with a mentor to conduct research. …

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Black Hole Consortium

NWA Black Hole Consortium will develop an interactive educational module (including astronomical observations)  on “Frontiers of Science: black holes”, aimed at the 10-12-year-old age group, we will stimulate interest in …

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BRAZIL: 1,000 Teachers...30,000 Students

A total of 1,000 teachers throughout all 26 states of Brazil will participate along with ~30,000 students. The time will be used by the teachers in their classrooms and for …

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Cosmic Adventures

Cosmic Adventures is an inreach program of the Orange County Astronomers, providing members with opportunities to do real astronomical research and activities of scientific value. By being an inreach this …

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Exoplanet Watch

Exoplanet Watch is a citizen science project to observe transiting exoplanets — planets outside our solar system — with small telescopes. A transiting exoplanet is one that periodically passes in …

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Expo-Astronomy

Our Research focuses on the study of astrophysical phenomena associated with the variability of stars of the main sequence little studied and that in repositories have scarce data and references, …

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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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Gee Whiz Astronomy Modeling

Gee-Whiz Astronomy Modeling (GWAM) collects small group of students, teachers, and scientists, for astronomy education projects supported by Global Hands-on Universe. Participants live and study in the UK, Spain, Chile, …

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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 with amateur astronomers. They provide  observational data for our star and planet formation research. HOYS as an LCO Global Sky partner will engage …

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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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Interactive Elementary Astronomy for Students in Uganda

An educational program for introductory concepts in Astronomy, and telescopes, using an online interactive platform. This platform will be accessed by students of all ages and will act as a …

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Kids' Research Exoplanet Watch

This project will involve middle grade students in two schools in North Carolina. With support from their instructor and a science professional, the students will plan observation campaigns to observe …

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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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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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Shristi Astronomy

Star Clusters are samples of stars born at the same time, at the same distance, from the samemolecular cloud, differing only in mass. We shall observe a wide variety of …

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SPACE surat

Scope Education (SPACE Surat) is an educational institution that educates school and college students in the field of astronomy and space sciences. They conduct astronomy workshops and astronomy clubs enriched …

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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.