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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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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 115

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Current Global Sky Partners

Filtered by Region: Northern America

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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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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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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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, …