Collect and Analyze Space Phenomena from Your Classroom
NGSS-aligned curricula and educator guides support integrating astronomy into any class, even if you don’t have a science background.
"With Slooh's Online Telescope my students are finally able to "do" astronomy in an authentic, hands-on way befitting of a science course.”
Greg Schwanbeck | Westwood High School
“I like the variety of Quests, both in topics and level of difficulty.”
Theresa Rodriguez | San Antonio STEM Magnet
“I don't like online, kids spend too much time in front of screens, but Slooh is the exception."
Shawn Laatschs | University of Maine
Student and Educator Success Stories
Slooh in Action
Introduction to Exploring Space with Slooh
You are never too old or too young to start, but the learning materials are designed for 4th grade to higher education, so age nine to adult.
Subscription comes with five accounts: one master account and four sub-accounts. Feel free to invite your family and friends. (Not included with Advanced Amateur Astronomer account)
Slooh's telescopes are much better quality and have automated cameras attached to them which are necessary to see faint objects in space. Slooh's online telescopes are also situated on mountain tops above the clouds and away from light pollution, problems that make exploring space impossible for most people. You'll be learning to control telescopes just like professional astronomers, via a computer interface, which will help you get into college or join the Space Force someday. Plus, you won't be doing it alone--you'll find support from a worldwide community exploring space together.
Slooh's Raison D'être
Our mission to connect humanity through communal exploration of the Universe. Learn how and why.
How to Use Slooh in 3 Steps
Submit at right to claim your free account and our education team will follow up with account credentials. College astronomy professors only, please.
Your account will include a link to distribute to your students for them to purchase accounts that will be associated with your account as per the pricing options below. (To purchase for your students, Get a Quote.)
Review and assign some or all of Slooh's College Astronomy Quest learning activities to your students. These will appear in their interface upon logging in.
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Buy for Your Students
$99+ $15 per student per year
Main Features Include:
Access all 60+ Quest learning activities including those aligned with 4th and 5th grade science
Access to Slooh's Online Telescope for entire school year
Telescope reservations for top 1,000 objects
One educator license + student accounts
Designed For 4th and 5th Grade Science
You can assign to your students the following Quest learning activities which are NGSS-aligned for elementary school science and can be completed in a few days.
Learn how to capture and collect unique celestial wonders from the Universe using Slooh's Online Telescope, and discover the mysteries behind what they see.
Curriculum Alignment: NGSS PE: 3-5-ETS1-2 | NGSS DCI: ETS1.B, ESS1.A | CCSS Literacy: RST.4.1, RST.5.1, RST.4.2, RST.5.2, RST.4.4, RST.5.4, RST.4.10, RST.5.10
Slooh Celestial Wildlife Sanctuary
Journey into the Celestial Jungle to capture images of celestial animals with Slooh's Online Telescope. Along the way, they learn about how animal species are named and go on a constellation scavenger hunt.
Curriculum Alignment: NGSS PE: 4-LS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2 | NGSS DCI: LS1.A, ETS1.B, ESS1.A | CCSS Literacy: RST.4.1, RST.4.2, RST.4.4, RST.4.10
Discover the mechanisms behind three kinds of space clouds—nebulae—using examples they capture in Slooh's Online Telescope.
Curriculum Alignment: NGSS PE: 1-PS4-2, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS4-2 | NGSS DCI: PS4.B, PS3.A, ESS1.A | CCSS Literacy: RST.4.1, RST.4.2, RST.4.4, RST.4.10
The Moon - Lunar Phase
Capture and animate images of the Moon over three nights while learning about the lunar phases and the reasoning behind their changing appearance.
Curriculum Alignment: NGSS PE: 1-ESS1-1, 4-ESS1-1, 5-ESS1-2 | NGSS DCI: ESS1.A, ESS1.B | CCSS Literacy: RST.4.1, RST.5.1, RST.4.2, RST.5.2, RST.4.4, RST.5.4, RST.4.10, RST.5.10
Our Dynamic Star
Learn about the Sun's surface features by capturing them over two days with Slooh's Canary Five Solar Telescope and discover how the energy from the Sun powers life on Earth.
Curriculum Alignment: NGSS PE: 5-PS3-1 | NGSS DCI: PS3.A, PS3.D, ESS1.B | CCSS Literacy: RST.4.1, RST.5.1, RST.4.2, RST.5.2, RST.4.4, RST.5.4, RST.4.10, RST.5.10
In the Footsteps of Clyde Tombaugh
Use the same techniques as Clyde Tombaugh to identify Pluto and create an animation showing it moving against the Milky Way galaxy's rich backdrop of stars.
Curriculum Alignment: NGSS PE: 3-5-ETS1-2 | NGSS DCI: ETS1.B | CCSS Literacy: RST.4.1, RST.5.1, RST.4.2, RST.5.2, RST.4.4, RST.5.4, RST.4.10, RST.5.10
Myth of Virgo
Discover the differences behind constellations and the zodiac in the ancient world and the modern day. Learn how to name stars within a single constellation and build the Virgo constellation using their captured images.
Curriculum Alignment: NGSS PE: 5-ESS1-1, 5-ESS1-2 | NGSS DCI: ESS1.A, ESS1.B | CCSS Literacy: RST.5.1, RST.5.2, RST.5.4, RST.5.10
Our Radiant Star
Learn about and capture different types of star clusters to visibly understand their essential characteristics and physical features.
Curriculum Alignment: NGSS PE: 5-PS2-1 | NGSS DCI: ESS1.A, PS2.A, PS2.B | CCSS Literacy: RST.5.1, RST.5.2, RST.5.4, RST.5.10