Since 2003 Slooh has connected land based telescopes to the internet for access by the broader public. Slooh members have taken 2.4m photos of over 40,000 celestial objects, and participated in numerous discoveries with leading astronomical institutions. Slooh’s automated observatories develop celestial images in real time for broadcast to the internet. Slooh’s technology is protected by patent 7,194,146 B2 which was awarded in 2006. Slooh’s flagship observatory is situated on Mt. Teide in the Canary Islands, in partnership with the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC). Slooh has also broadcast celestial events from partner observatories in Arizona, Japan, Hawaii, Cypress and Dubai. Slooh’s free live broadcasts of asteroids, comets, transits, eclipses, etc. feature narration by astronomy experts Bob Berman and Paul Cox and are syndicated to media outlets such as NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News, National Geographic, Wired, The Weather Channel and more. Slooh’s live celestial events have been viewed over a billion times, the highlight of which was the 2011 lunar eclipse broadcast live on Google’s home page. Slooh’s iPad app launched in April of 2013 and makes it easy for beginners to watch live celestial event programming and take pictures from Slooh’s Canary Islands observatory.
|How to Join||
The Slooh Cooperative
Exclusive Member-Only Online Observatory Share Program
If you are an astronomy enthusiast and want to take your interest to the next level, Slooh would like to extend you the opportunity to join the Slooh Cooperative. You are eligible to join a fellowship of amateur astronomers, active since 2003, in commanding Slooh’s telescopes to image 40,000+ objects in the night sky, crowdsource discoveries and co-produce Slooh’s amazing live shows for the public. Learn More
As a member of the Slooh Cooperative, you can schedule time and robotically control the telescopes at Slooh’s flagship observatory situated at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), one of the leading astronomy facilities in the world. Point the telescope at any object in the night sky and not only see this event live, as it occurs, but capture and share images, including FITS files. And just as importantly, collaborate with Slooh members to crowdsource detection of and monitor Near-Earth Asteroids, comets, supernovae and other celestial discoveries, in partnership with leading astronomical organizations including the Minor Planet Center, NASA backed Comet ISON Observing Campaign and more. By joining the Slooh Cooperative, you will also be supporting Slooh’s free programming by creating imagery that will be featured on-air during Slooh’s live syndicated shows which are viewed by millions worldwide and you will benefit from the collective knowledge of the largest group of advanced amateur astronomers in the world, thousands strong and growing. Learn More
We hope you'll give The Slooh Cooperative serious consideration, and apply to join this very special fellowship of amateur astronomers. Enrollment is limited, quarterly dues apply.
|Participation Fee what||$20|
Just a PC or iPad with internet connection
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||Exclusively online|
|Tags||asteroid, astronomy, eclipse, galaxy, space, telescope|
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