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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.

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

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Active Partners 37
Student Publications 129

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Current Global Sky Partners

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APPLE: Astronomy PuPiL Education

Based in Sichuan Tianfu, China, this partner program recognises there is a demand for exploring and practicing astronomy courses in high schools. By developing new resources
this partner aims to …

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Asif Stars

The program empowers students through observational research using LCO telescopes. This transformative project by the Asif Astronomy Club inspires a passion for astronomy, fostering scientific skills among underserved communities. Through …


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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Beyond The Stars

We will use LCO’s 0.4m telescopes for in hands-on astronomical imaging projects for ~200 secondary students in four schools located in Indigenous communities in Canada. High school students will work …

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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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Comet Chasers

This project uses space, particularly comets, to inspire children in their learning across the curriculum.  It links schools with professional and amateur astronomers, to enable them to use research grade …


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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Exoworlds Africa

An African wide project involving schools from the Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central regions of Africa. The project will demonstrate how the transit method of detecting exoplanets works and …

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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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Falkiyati Tajassus - Astronomical Curiosity

"Falkiyati Tajassus" (urdu: Astronomical Curiosity) seeks to foster a sense of science identity through informal, astronomy-related blended learning interactions among females and marginalized communities in Pakistan. Secondary and higher secondary …

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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 …



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 …


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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Middle Cosmos

The Middle East is a pretty disadvantaged area but with a lot of interested and talented youth. This project aims to provide them with an opportunity to get in touch …


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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Paso Robles High School Astrometry

Paso Robles High School is a public, comprehensive high school serving a population of 2,100 students, with 50% of their students identifying as non-white and the highest English Language Learner …



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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Promoting Astronomy Education, Research, and Outreach in Pakistan

This program leverages LCO robotic telescopes to enhance astronomy education, research, and outreach in Pakistan. It provides in-person training sessions for students, teachers, researchers, and general public, incorporating astronomy lectures, …

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Shristi Astronomy

Shristi Astronomy has been using LCO as an Educational Tool to help participants understand how observations are made, how to plan observations, exposure times, filters, and analyse data. We hope …

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Southern Skies Big 5

This program will involve selected schools from Southern, Eastern , Central and Northern regions of Africa. It is part of the build up to the IAU General Assembly in South …

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Sri Lanka Astronomical Research Initiative (SLARI)

Sri Lanka Astronomical Research Initiative (SLARI) will spearhead the development of astronomical research in Sri Lanka. The initiative will work at two levels: 1) astronomical research by student groups (first-third …

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Stellar Horizons: Empowering US Hispanic Youth in Astronomy

An after-school program with an emphasis on citizen astronomy targeting underserved Hispanic Communities in the USA. The partner aims to provide knowledge, tools, and resources to facilitate the effective use …


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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Training Novae Hunters

There are few spaces where teachers and researchers can dialogue and exchange knowledge to co-construct appropriate educational proposals for the classroom, which allow addressing the learning objectives proposed by the …