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Bringing the Universe to Your Classroom!

Testimonials

Insight Observatory Education Images

Read what Insight Observatory's ATEO Remote Robotic Telescope Network users, educators, and dataset subscribers are saying about us...



"Eureka!” moments, are those crystallizing moments that resonate with students when they view the universe in a totally new light. The Insight Observatory educational outreach program provided my 94 senior Astro Junkies with an astrophotography “eureka moment” experience that they will remember for many years to come. The quality and variety of the celestial images captured, coupled with the excellent direction and support from Mike Petrasko, was truly impressive. This educational program not only inspired students to investigate the nighttime sky, it also opened up their minds to ponder more deeply the size, scale, structure, and beauty of the cosmos. It was the perfect addition to the Barnstable High School astronomy curriculum--the students loved it!"

Mr. Michael Gyra
Astronomy Teacher, Barnstable High School, MA



"I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with Insight Observatory at the Blake Planetarium in Plymouth, MA! Insight Observatory brings outer space to the classroom in a fun and meaningful way. By taking images of deep space objects with Insight Observatory’s remote telescopes, students compare objects inside our galaxy to those beyond to learn about nebulae, star cycles, galaxies, globular clusters, repeated patterns in nature and our place in space."

Ms. Monica Arés
Facebook Education



"Working with Insight Observatory was like a dream come true! Last year I was searching for some remote observatories with affordable rates. Then one day I noticed Mr Petrasko's post that he has a platform by which remote imaging can be done! I quickly contacted him and talked about data sets! For a few months, I imaged by purchasing points and captured many objects under pristine dark skies of New Mexico with their amazing high-quality setup! I have imaged and used many observatories but none could give such affordable rates considering the equipment there. Their customer service is totally unmatched! Instant support and replies from the team! Very professional! I am now a "Starbase" data subscriber as I access their super quality data remotely sitting at a desktop computer."

Utkarsh Mirash
Lucknow, India



"Working with Mr. Petrasko and Insight Observatory was such a thrilling experience for me and my students! To put the ability to photograph galaxies right in my student's hands was a truly memorable and exciting experience. My students loved learning using technology and applying it to a situation beyond the classroom."

Mrs. Kellianne Bonfilio
Teacher, Plymouth Community Intermediate School, Plymouth, MA



"Last year, the Insight Observatory presented me with an opportunity that my students will remember for a lifetime. These scholars were able to remotely instruct a deep space telescope to photograph various nebulas, galaxies, and star clusters of their choosing. The results were stunning high-resolution images that the students proudly presented to their peers. Mike Petrasko, partnering with Steve Davies of the Blake Planetarium, helped to make this a defining moment in these students’ education that I believe they will reference and draw from for many years to come. I would like to thank Insight Observatory and the Blake Planetarium for helping make the school year that much better. I recommend any teacher looking for a memorable way to teach about our universe to work with Insight Observatory."

Mr. Aaron Daniels
Science Teacher, Plymouth Community Intermediate School, Plymouth, MA



"My fifth-grade class was thrilled to participate in the Insight Observatory activity. They were offered the opportunity to receive images via a remote telescope in New Mexico. They chose which deep sky objects that would be photographed, which included nebulae, galaxies, and supernova remnants. While waiting for their images, they researched their choices and were very excited when the images arrived. It was a motivating and exciting project!"

Ms. Christine DeSantis
5th-Grade Teacher, Plymouth South Elementary School, Plymouth, MA