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Our Services

Insight Observatory Services
  • Planning and Facilitating Research Projects in the field of Astronomy - Providing the tools necessary for astronomy education, and, discovery and research, utilizing Remote Robotic Telescopes, in various locations around the world. Work with Insight Observatory to design custom classroom astronomy lessons that coincide with your teaching curriculum.

  • Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach ATEO-1 and ATEO-2.
    Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach ATEO-1 and ATEO-2.

  • The Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO) - Insight Observatory now offers a 16" f/3.5 Astrograph reflector and a 5" f/7 Williams Optics refractor imaging telescopes that are available for hourly, or nightly rentals. Image planets and deep-sky objects, such as galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae remotely, from the dark skies and high elevation of 7,800 feet in New Mexico, using your personal computer.

    Are you a student participating in an astronomy education research project?

    We are currently offering special Educational Rates, to universities and colleges, as well as Public Charter and private schools. As mentioned above, on this page, Insight Observatory can assist with the planning and the facilitating of research projects, with the use of the Remote Online telescope.

  • Public Education in Astronomy, which includes:
    • Visual Observing Programs - Insight Observatory offers customized observing programs for schools, colleges, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops - of all levels, as well as the general public. These programs are held at Kohout-Dingley Observatory in Kingston, MA, which houses an 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

    • Remote Imaging - Learn how to acquire stunning images of the night sky using a Remote, Robotic Telescope, equipped with a CCD imaging camera. You will learn how to image galaxies, star clusters, comets and nebulae from the comfort of your own computer, with a one-on-one lesson with an Insight Observatory staff member, via Skype, or Google Hangout.

    • Public Stargazing and Observing Sessions - This service provides Insight Observatory staff members with telescopes, traveling to, or near, your location for an event. This is a great option for those not wanting to travel to the observatory with a large group. We currently offer monthly Star-gazing Sessions (April thru November), that are free to the public, in conjunction with the Cotuit Library, at Lowell Park, in Cotuit, MA.

  • General Consulting - Looking for the proper astronomy equipment for your educational institution or private use? The staff at Insight Observatory have more than 60 years of experience in the field of astronomy between them, that includes, extensive knowledge of different types of telescopes, imaging devices, and their accessories, that would suit the needs for your particular astronomy program.

  • For more questions and information regarding Insight Observatory's services, please contact us on our Contact form or email us directly at info@insightobservatory.com and we will be sure to get back to you within 24 business hours.