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Bring Experiential Astronomy Learning To All Of Your Students
Looking to bring The Online Telescope to one classroom in your school?
Begin with the Starter Pack or create a custom package plan by starting a conversation with us today.
1 Teacher Account
30 Student Basic Accounts
The Starter Plan is perfect for getting one classroom full access to The Online Telescope and learning platform. With 30 basic student accounts distributed by the teacher, this pack gives students the best hands-on experience of real astronomy.
Whether you require The Online Telescope for a classroom or district our custom pack options are suited to your needs.
Start a conversation with us today and please share with us the number of student accounts you have in mind.
* Minimum order of $950 required
Student Basic Accounts
$500 + $15 per student per year
Main Features Include:
One teacher account to lead students
Student access to The Online Telescope
One telescope reservation at a time, limited to the top 1000 objects
Lessons designed for hands-on personalized learning progression
Gamified platform for engaged learning
Suitable for K4 -K12 students
Student Pro Accounts
$500 + $50 per student per year
Everything From Student Account Plus:
Advanced access to The Online Telescope
Five regular reservations at a time, limited to the top 1000 objects
One advanced telescope reservation at a time, point at any object in the night sky
Access to FITS files for cutting-edge data analysis
Suitable for high school and college students
Why We Teach The Universe and Its Stars
Astronomy is science, imagination, curiosity, and art. It is computational thinking and language with nuances and history all its own.
Educators find so much more than meeting science standards when they come to The Online Telescope. They find community. They find wonder, beauty, and a team of astronomers to support their professional development.
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Space Exploration For All
At Slooh, we are dedicated to making real-world, real-time space exploration accessible for every student without the hassle of purchasing, storing, and maintaining a fleet of expensive student-grade telescopes.
Now, teaching and learning about The Universe and Its Stars and The Earth's Place in the Universe is easy, engaging, and affordable for all.
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Capture Images of Space Live, in Real-Time
Students get inspired to learn by looking into space through The Online Telescope's patented Mission Interface.
Our live views of space include a tandem informational panel containing an array of contextual educational modules that aid in the learning process, including recorded audio.
Center Learning Around Student Interests
We know that students learning increases when science, language arts, history, and art connect profoundly to student interest. Using The Online Telescope, teachers increase inter-disciplinary learning by engaging learning for students interested in Space.
Students have the ability to set up their own telescope missions using The Online Telescope's reservation system which guides them to the best time and telescope. Students automatically obtain images from that mission in their Photo Hub once the mission is complete.
Extend Learning Using Curriculum Quests
The Online Telescope provides educators extended curriculum Quests, which creates an extended learning environment to study celestial phenomena.
Students learn to explore space in a self-directed manner by completing learning activities which challenge them to use the telescopes to collect and analyze data to form their own conclusions. Students are more likely to retain information by completing tasks that apply their learning.
Engage Students Through Gamification
We've gamified exploring space with Quests. Students collect Gravity Points to move up the Leaderboard and earn Badges for completing Quests that challenge them to hunt down phenomena in space and follow the footsteps of famous discoverers.
Increase Educator Knowledge of Space Through Learning Guides
Our Guides are a starting point to understand basic concepts in Space Science, and they lead educators and students to the most interesting objects in space.
Our astronomers have curated content across the spectrum of S.T.E.M for over 1000 celestial objects known as the Slooh 1000.
The Online Telescope Community is founded upon the principle that telescopes are more interesting and affordable as a shared, social experience.
When students and educators look through The Online Telescope, they are doing it in unison with a school community, looking up in wonder together. Therefore, we designed the experience to bring about an exchange of ideas within a classroom structure.
How will your students collaborate with their peers?
Connect Space and Language Arts
Our vision of astronomy welcomes all forms of expression including art and literature. Our Illuminations stories inspire wonder and offer a variety of perspectives regarding our place in the cosmos.
The Online Telescope uses industry-standard SSL to ensure that student data is encrypted and transmitted securely from end to end.
The Online Telescope makes every effort to ensure compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policies, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Online Telescope is currently working towards complying with the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT).