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

Global Sky Partners is supported by the Simons Foundation

Active Partners 29
Student Publications 37

Current Global Sky Partners

appalachian starsong

Appalachian Starsong Project

Appalachian Starsong Project is a joint project of Western Carolina University and the Fontana Regional Library system to create a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math). Small teams of students …


Constellations under investigation & Scientists' Apprentice

CSI - Constelações Sob Investigação (Constellations under investigation) is a project where students explore constellations and the night sky. It will be carried out by several classes in Portugal (at …

Global Sky Partner

Fascination Astronomy

Supporting the Qatar National Olympiad and Fascination astronomy workshops with 200 schools throughout Qatar.

ligo virgo

Follow-up of Gravitational Wave sources with LCO

With the advent of the latest generation gravitational wave detectors (Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo), dawn is breaking on multi-messenger astronomy. The detection of gravitational wave sources when accompanied by …


Investigating the Sky

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is partnering with the Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario to give high school students the opportunity to create and carry out …

Global Sky Partner

Modeling Astronomy

Modeling Instruction is largely regarded as one of the most effective pedagogies known, and making LCO telescopes a part of MI Astronomy will enable gradual and steady growth into eventually …

tactile universe

Tactile Observatory

The Tactile Observatory is a pilot extension of the Tactile Universe (TU) project, which will allow blind and vision impaired students learning about galaxies research through the TU project, to …


West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers

The West African International Summer School for Young Astronomers (WAISSYA) is an innovative short course in astronomy for West African university students and school teachers who teach STEM. The school …