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Bringing the Universe to Your Classroom!

Online Remote Robotic Telescopes for Educational Outreach

Over the past few decades, the emergence of remotely controlled robotic observatories has opened up endless possibilities. This technology is used for astronomy education in our public schools, universities, and from our own homes.

As the managing members of Sublime Skies, LLC DBA Insight Observatory, we are excited about these new developments and this brings us to the mission of Insight Observatory:

ATEO-1: 16" Astrograph Imaging Telescope with its images acquired of M31, The Andromeda Galaxy and   Barnard 33, the Horsehead Nebula.
ATEO-1: 16" Astrograph Imaging Telescope with its images acquired of M31, The Andromeda Galaxy and 
Barnard 33, the Horsehead Nebula.

Providing remotely controlled (via our internet portal) robotic imaging, our telescopes are hosted at SkyPi Remote Observatory located at an elevation of 7,778 ft in the dark skies of western New Mexico. These telescopes are currently accessible to students, faculty and amateur astronomers for research or deep-sky imaging. Currently, Insight Observatory houses a 16" reflector telescope called the Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO-1) that went online in the summer of 2017. ATEO-2 is a tandem imaging system consisting of a 5" refractor and an 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain. These remote imaging telescopes are now available as imaging options on our Public Image Request (PIR) and Educational Image Request (EIR) forms. ATEO-2 is scheduled to be accessed via the ATEO Portal within the next couple of months.

ATEO-2: 5" Refractor and 11" Imaging Telescopes with Open Clusters M38 and NGC 1907 and   Omega Observatory located at SkyPi Remote Observatory that houses ATEO-2 at Sunrise.
ATEO-2: 5" Refractor and 11" Imaging Telescopes with Open Clusters M38 and NGC 1907 and 
Omega Observatory located at SkyPi Remote Observatory that houses ATEO-2 at Sunrise.

The name, 'Insight Observatory', was given to the project, as it seemed to be an appropriate designation. The name is relative to its mission: providing insight, to students and the general public, by exposing them to the science of Astronomy, and the research projects that are available for them to participate in, and, possibly, contribute to a discovery.

5th-Grade Students Submitting Image Requests using Insight Observatory's Education Image Request Form (EIR).
5th-Grade Students Submitting Image Requests using Insight Observatory's 
Education Image Request Form (EIR).

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