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Introduction to exploring space with Slooh

See how students using laptops, tablets or smartphones conduct space investigations.
"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

"Slooh taught me lessons on celestial coordinates and astrophotography which will carry into my career goal as an astrophysicist."

Michelle Park
Freshman, Stanford

"I don't like online, kids spend too much time in front of screens, 
but Slooh is the exception."

Shawn Laatchs
University of Maine

Start Exploring Slooh
Let us show you how other high school astronomy educators are using Slooh to inspire their students. Please fill out the form so we can provide you with a Slooh account to start exploring.
We look forward to helping you lead your students into space!

Best-in-class observational astronomy to engage and delight your students.

Slooh’s online telescopes and OpenStax aligned, gamified learning activities enable hands-on space exploration that will help your students build their own connection to the universe.

With Slooh Quests, students learn core concepts and follow in the footsteps of famous discoverers before using advanced telescope features to pursue their own investigations.

Designed for High School Astronomy

Learn to think like a scientific explorer.

Developmental Benefits

Follow your own path

Guided and independent exploration to nurture individual interests and build confidence

Ponder the cosmos

Apply strength with technology to seek answers to questions students have about the universe

Exposure to career options

Gain exposure to STEM fields within the aspirational context of space exploration

Communication skills

Create personalized infographic posters from astronomical observations for presentation to peers

Authentic experience

Access natural phenomena through real-time experimentation with support from astronomy professionals

Cognitive development

Form a positive connection with a new domain through decision-making, problem-solving, teamwork and critical thinking

Any teacher, even those without a background in science or astronomy, can easily lead space investigations with Slooh’s integrated support.

Slooh astronomers provide teacher support

Teacher training

Get classrooms exploring quickly with short training videos, teacher support webinars, and professional development.

Teacher administration

Learning activities include teacher guides, lesson plans, student assignment, formative and summative assessment.

Gamified learning

Exploration badges and gravity points entice student-learning while making it easy for teachers to monitor student progress.

Ahlcon Public School

Allen Academy

Brownsville Independent School District

Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences

Innovations International Charter School of Nevada

Phillips Academy Andover

Region 12 Schools

West Sound STEM Network

Student-led Space Explorers Club

High school students form and manage a school district-wide club as an independent study project to engage all students, teachers and parents in your community. It is like a school newspaper led by students and maintained from year to year under the supervision of a teacher/administrator. Slooh will mentor club leaders with younger students in apprenticeship roles as elementary and middle school representatives.

With Slooh’s district license, all students, teachers and parents have access including:
  • Live Star Parties featuring amazing celestial events
  • Independent study programs in citizen science, careers in space and science communications
  • Classroom research projects and science fair poster creation
  • Summer school offered directly to students on Slooh
Slooh is much more than online observatories. It is patented technology delivering the cosmos live and in full color. It is a curation of the 1,000 most wondrous stars, planets, nebulae, galaxies, comets and asteroids with their stories passed down since antiquity. It is a telescope reservation system that makes shared control with a global community more fun, social and educational, with advanced control for deeper investigation.
Australian Observatory
Launching in Summer 2023, Slooh's new Australian observatory will extend Slooh's live coverage to 24 hours per day. The observatory, located a stone's throw from the world-class Siding Spring Observatory, will house a new research-grade Half Meter telescope. 
Chile Observatory
Slooh’s southern hemisphere observatory, in partnership with the Catholic University, features three telescopes offering complete coverage of the rich southern skies. 
Slooh is your interface to space
Canary Islands Observatory
Slooh’s flagship observatory features six telescopes and is situated at 9,000 feet at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, home to the largest optical telescope in the world. The time zone shift makes daytime astronomy possible in the United States. 
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