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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.

Simons Foundation
Moore Foundation

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

View our 2022-2023 report
Active Partners 37
Student Publications 129

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Current Global Sky Partners

Filtered by Region: Sub-Saharan Africa


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 …

Global Sky Partner

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 …

PACS e-lab

PACS e- Lab

In this project, we plan to involve African citizen scientists in soft astronomy research using the Las Cumbres Observatory for three main purposes: conducting astronomy research and publishing findings on …

Global Sky Partner

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 …