We are expanding internationally. We have a partnership program for EdTech companies, planetariums, observatories, and science centers. We are always looking for new partners to connect space with different audiences and affinity groups. Please let us know your ideas to help reach more students and educators around the world.
OUR PARTNERS HELP TO BRING LIVE TELESCOPE FEEDS OF THE COSMOS TO THE WORLD
Slooh and the International Planetarium Society Partner to Offer Online Space Exploration
MAY 19TH, 2020
The International Planetarium Society (IPS) signed a partnership agreement with Slooh.com so that member planetariums can offer their constituents the ability to learn to explore space from home using Slooh’s network of online telescopes. Participating planetariums will use Slooh to create online astronomy clubs for people in the communities they serve, leveraging Slooh’s social platform for communal exploration of space.
“Slooh’s innovative platform for space exploration will help planetariums that have been forced to close due to the coronavirus to continue to fulfill their mission”, said Mark Subbarao, President of the IPS. “The global pandemic had shuttered almost all of the world’s planetariums. This partnership will provide a new way for planetariums to serve their audiences while closed.”
“Slooh is designed to scale affordably by gathering people to share live views of space from online telescopes while learning from each other”, said Michael Paolucci, Founder of Slooh. “We believe in the power of connecting humanity through communal exploration of the Universe, as the coronavirus reminds us that we are all in this together.”
Among the first planetariums to leverage Slooh’s platform is the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center in Reno, Nevada. “We see Slooh’s Astronomy Club product as a great way to engage our local students safely and energetically in real research and exploration, to help us help them reach for the stars, while creating a community of explorers and artists, scientists and stargazers”, said Paul McFarlane, Director of the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, University of Nevada, Reno.
Slooh Partners with Google for Education
JUNE 1ST, 2019
Google for Education exists "to spark learning from anywhere, at any time, on any budget". A global telescope network offering live feeds of space 24 hours a day from desktop, tablet, and mobile for just $10 per student per year.....we couldn't have said it better ourselves! Our goal has always been ease of use and affordability, because space is complex, and the tools to see it up close and personal are expensive. But it's also complex for teachers to manage how students access and use the platform. So we turned to Google for Education for help. Teachers can provision student accounts, make assignments, and ultimately track student progress, all through our integration with Google for Education. Now if we could just find a clever way to publicize our partnership so teachers knew about it...
Slooh Live Telescope Feeds Featured in Exhibit at Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing
MARCH 9, 2019
Civilization: The Way We Live Now
From March 9 to May 19, 2019, the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art presents “Civilization: The Way We Live Now,” a monumental photography exhibition featuring over 250 artworks by more than 120 photographers from Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The telescope stream is generously provided by the online space exploration platform Slooh, which can be found at Slooh.cn.
Slooh and the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences Partner to Build New Observatory
OCTOBER 15, 2018
Slooh has partnered with the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences (SCASS) to build a new observatory in the United Arab Emirates as part of its international expansion. The partners will deploy five new telescopes in the UAE that will be available to students in the United States, and two new telescopes at Slooh's observatory in Chile for students in the UAE. For the first time ever, schools in the United States will have the ability to use online telescopes to explore space during school hours. The parties will build the observatory at the approximate coordinates 25°05'33.3"N / 55°49'43.9"E, near the Mleiha Archaeological Center. Construction of the observatory will commence in May and the telescopes are expected to come online by the end of 2019. The Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Science is building the leading institution for astronomical education in the Middle East.
NSF Grant Supports Expansion of Platform Teaching People to Explore Space
DECEMBER 20, 2017
Washington Depot, CT - On the eve of its 14th anniversary, Slooh is proud to announce it has been awarded a Phase One SBIR Grant from the National Science Foundation for its proposal entitled ‘Curriculum Driven Gamification of Space Exploration”. The funding is a validation of the company’s mission to teach the world to explore space.
Slooh teaches people to explore space by providing access to online telescopes, enriching content reflecting all human wisdom about space, and social tools to interact with a community of fellow explorers. Slooh reduces the complexity, time commitment and cost of exploring space through an easy-to-use online interface. Now the company plans to gamify the experience in a series of narratives that are eminently relatable to users with little knowledge on the subject.
Since its inception on December 25th, 2003, Slooh's membership community have operated its robotic telescopes continuously for 4,800 nights, weather permitting. During that time, members have pointed the telescopes over one million times and taken over five million images of 50,000+ unique objects in the sky. Members have made over 6,000 submissions to the Minor Planet Center, tracked comets for the European Space Agency, been published in research with the Max Planck Institute, discovered and confirmed numerous supernova, nova, etc.
Frontier Communications to Sponsor Slooh’s Livestream of the Transcontinental Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st
AUGUST 16, 2017
Frontier Communications has signed on to become the title sponsor of Slooh’s live coverage of the Transcontinental Total Solar Eclipse, which will be available for free to the public on Slooh.com on Monday, August 21st starting at 8:30 AM PDT | 11:30 AM EDT. Both Frontier and Slooh are based in Connecticut, and are committed to connecting people to moments that make their lives more enriching.
“We are so pleased to be a part of the national celebration of this moment of wonder that will be seen by tens of millions from coast to coast and be talked about for years to come”, said Kira Howell at Frontier Communications.
Slooh will be livestreaming the Total Solar Eclipse from Idaho from the moment the Moon’s shadow first touches land in Oregon and all throughout its journey eastward across the continental United States. “Our partnership with Frontier extends our reach to millions of their customers across the country”, said Michael Paolucci, Founder and CEO of Slooh. “Frontier is showing leadership in the industry by supporting quality programming that lifts people up and brings people together.”
Slooh Astronomers will be broadcasting for five hours live from the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, in conjunction with a three-day celebration for members of the Slooh community in Stanley, ID. Slooh will also be integrating feeds from observatory partners all along the path of totality. Viewers can also ask questions to the panel during the broadcast by tagging @Slooh on Twitter.
Connecticut Innovations Doubles Down on Slooh
JUNE 16, 2017
In April Connecticut Innovations made its second investment in Slooh, its initial investment being in August of 2016. The investment was made alongside private investors.
The funds have been used to support the launch of the new website (slooh.com) and to expand the team, including the hire of Dr. Paige Godfrey. Funds from this investment are also being used to support the activities of Slooh's thriving membership base including the recent asteroid discovery made by Slooh member Tony Evans.
Slooh CEO Michael Paolucci presents to King Felipe VI of Spain at the 30th Inauguration of the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands
JUNE 10TH, 2015
In celebrating the 30th anniversary of our institution, presided over by King Felipe VI of Spain, Slooh was chosen among our partners to make a featured presentation in recognition of their work to engage the worldwide public in our mission. This year marks the 12th year of collaboration between the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC) and Slooh, which launched in 2003 and was extended in 2013.
Slooh and Vodafone One Ground-breaking "Reach the Moon" Collaboration
MAY 15TH, 2015
Since 1969, only 12 men have reached the Moon. But now, thanks to Vodafone ONE and Slooh, thousands of people are doing just that.
In May 2015, Vodafone ONE chose Slooh as their partner for this ground-breaking project - with our combined technologies and resources, we put people around the globe in control of telescopes at some of the best astronomical sites in the world.
Together with several of Slooh's key partner observatories, we made it possible for everyone to see the Moon live, and up-close, as only Alan Bean and few others have done. From any device, wherever they were on the planet.
Slooh receives Grant from CT Department of Economic and Community Development
AUGUST 19, 2014
Slooh LLC, with an office at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), in East Hartford, Conn., announced today that it received a $30,000 grant from the Department of Economic and Community Development toward the purchase of a new asteroid research telescope.
“We’re proud to be providing the essential resources that Slooh needs to expand their unique program to mobilize people around the world to monitor asteroids that may threaten our planet,” said Elliot Ginsberg, CCAT president and CEO. “Through CCAT’s incubator facility, in conjunction with DECD’s program funding, we foster entrepreneurism and are dedicated to supporting innovative organizations like Slooh on their journey to success.”
“This grant supports Slooh’s model of collaborative consumption” said Michael Paolucci, founder and CEO of SLOOH. “By enabling people to share powerful telescopes situated at world class observatories, we have built the easiest and most affordable way to train and engage citizen astronomers in performing real science. Absolutely anyone can learn to do this.”
NASA Teams with Web Tech Company Slooh to Bring Universe to Everyone and Help Protect Earth Too
MAY 22, 2014
As part of the agency's Asteroid Grand Challenge, NASA is partnering with private internet technology company Slooh to engage citizen scientists in the effort to track and characterize near-Earth asteroids (NEOs) that are potentially hazardous to human populations.
Slooh’s global network of web-connected telescopes will be available for use by amateur astronomers for monitoring and characterizing NEOs. Citizen scientists without access to professional equipment will have the opportunity to be a part of the global challenge to find hazardous NEOs. NASA also is partnering with Slooh on live astronomy events.
“We are excited by the opportunity to tap into Slooh’s network of amateur astronomers, who are already producing scientific papers with their work,” said Jason Kessler, program executive for the Asteroid Grand Challenge. “We look forward to expanding the meaningful science the Slooh network can provide in support of the grand challenge.”
“This partnership is a great validation of our approach to engage the public in the exploration of space,” says Michael Paolucci, founder and CEO of Slooh. “NASA understands the importance of citizen science and knows a good way to get amateur astronomers involved is to offer them ways to do productive astronomy. Slooh does that by giving them remote access to great telescopes situated at leading observatory sites around the world.”
Google Doodle featuring a Total Lunar Eclipse. Live imagery provided by Slooh
JUNE 15, 2011
We’re always fascinated by the unique wonders of space and the world—what can we say, it’s the geek in us! Naturally, when we learned that part of the world will be treated to a rare 100-minute long total lunar eclipse starting at 11:20am PDT today, we were both excited and disappointed that this rare occasion wouldn’t be visible from our Mountain View campus like last year’s eclipse. We suspect we aren’t alone, so you’ll be glad to know that we’ve worked with Slooh Space Camera to let you experience the spectacle wherever you are in the world, in real time.
Slooh will host a live mission interface using Google App Engine that lets anyone not lucky enough to live in certain areas (South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia) take part in this rare astronomical event. It’s equipped with audio narrations from real-life astronomers so you can hear a firsthand, expert account of the event. You can also watch the live stream on the Google YouTube Channel or from the Sky layer in Google Earth while exploring the fascinating world that exists in our galaxy. Finally, those of you on the go can download the Slooh Space Camera Android app to view the images right on your phone.
Posted by Noel Gorelick, Chief Extraterrestrial Observer and Technical Lead in Special Projects
We are expanding internationally. We have a partnership program for edtech companies, planetariums, observatories, and science centers. We are always looking for new partners to connect space with different audiences and affinity groups. Please let us know your ideas to help reach more students and educators around the world.