23 July 2018

Las Cumbres Observatory Seeks New Education Partners

Las Cumbres ObservatoryLas Cumbres Observatory (LCO) is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for new education partners. We are seeking applications for organized and structured astronomy-education programs with well-defined target audiences. Education partners will observe astronomical phenomena with LCO telescopes and use the data as part of their educational activities.

We are looking for interesting, engaging, and innovative ideas for astronomy education or outreach projects that make use of LCO's unique capabilities, including our global network of telescopes and scheduling software. Projects that involve monitoring of astronomical events or following up on recent astronomical discoveries are particularly suitable.

Essential information:

  • We are offering a total of 1,000 hours of observing time on the LCO 0.4-meter telescope network for use between 1 December 201​8​ and 1 December 201​9​ for all projects;
  • We are offering this time only for educational projects as part of organized programs, not to individuals;
  • A full proposal application needs to be submitted and will be reviewed by a panel of experts;
  • Proposal deadline is ​1​ September 201​8​.

For full information about this call, eligibility criteria, and how to apply, please visit the LCO website.