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Purpose

Image of Students engaging in deep-sky imaging via Insight Observatory
As the Project Developers of Insight Observatory, we understand the importance of hands-on participation in science education as it is a crucial component in developing a student's interest. It can be especially difficult in the science of Astronomy... Access to telescopes and clear skies for observing can be very limited or even non-existent for most students. Our goal is to provide to students the tools necessary for astronomy education, discovery and research utilizing Remote Robotic Telescopes in various locations around the world

In this way, we can enable them to participate and experience the thrill and excitement of scientific discovery. Students will have the ability to participate in many projects utilizing Insight Observatory that will literally "open their eyes" to the wonders of our universe without having to leave the classroom. All data gathered by the remote robotic telescopes that Insight Observatory utilizes will be easily accessible via the internet to be used within the current science curricula. 

Insight Observatory also has the capability of allowing students and the general public to visually observe the cosmos with our partnership with the Kohut-Dingley Observatory located on the Sacred Heart School campus in Kingston, Massachusetts. The observatory houses an 11-inch telescope with a state-of-the-art mounting system that Insight Observatory installed for the school in the summer of 2013.

To view our list of some of the projects our facility will be capable of undertaking, please visit our Collaborations and Research Project Candidates pages.