Universe Awareness (UNAWE) is an international astronomy education project that aims to use the awe-inspiring Universe to capture the imagination of young children aged between 4 and 11 years, and create a stepping-stone to introduce them to science and technology at the most important time in their development and education. The project focuses on four core tasks: co-ordinating an international network of astronomers, educators and communicators; teacher training; creating astronomy educationresources; and evaluation.
Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network
Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) is an integrated set of robotic telescopes, distributed around the world. The network is available for use by both professional and citizen science, including telescope time for schools and a range of educational and citizen-science projects.
The telescope network currently includes two 2-meter telescopes, sited in Hawaii and eastern Australia, and nine 1-meter telescopes, sited in Chile, South Africa, eastern Australia and Texas. The telescopes are all instrumented with optical imagers, and the 2-meter telescopes also have low-dispersion optical spectrographs.
Universe in the Classroom is supported by a grant from the National Science Academy of the Welsh Government.