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Slooh astronomers will livestream a free, one-hour astronomy lesson for K-12 students on Thursday (March 19) at 4:30 p.m. EDT (2030 GMT).
The online observatory announced the special event as schools around the world have shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, forcing millions of students and adults to stay at home indefinitely. For those who are stuck at home worrying about a pandemic, this webcast might make a fine distraction.
Hosted by Slooh astronomer Paul Cox and educator Russel Glen, this "educational, inspiring and soothing" webcast will feature live views of space from telescopes around the world, Slooh said in a statement.
"During the program, students will learn how to explore space by following in the footsteps of famous astronomers to make their own personal discoveries using Slooh's Quest curriculum," the statement added.
WASHINGTON DEPOT, CT - March 17th, 2020
Join Slooh Astronomer Paul Cox and Slooh Educator Russell Glenn for an astronomy lesson livestream featuring Slooh's online telescopes, on Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 4:30 PM EDT ¦ 20:30UTC. Slooh's live lesson will be educational, inspiring and soothing and include views of space from Slooh's ten online telescopes, including those situated at its world-class flagship observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands which makes daytime astronomy possible for students in the United States. During the program, students will learn how to explore space by following in the footsteps of famous astronomers to make their own personal discoveries using Slooh's Quest curriculum.
The free, live astronomy lesson will be streamed via YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, as well as from any websites that want to embed the live YouTube video as per the instructions below. Students will be able to ask questions on Slooh's website (membership required).
About Slooh Education
Educational institutions such as schools, after-school programs, libraries, science centers and planetariums that may have to close their doors due to the virus can continue to serve their constituents by leveraging Slooh Education's Astronomy Club to engage students and citizens from home to explore space together via a network of online telescopes which includes curriculum learning activities and support from our astronomy educators. See how Chicago Public Schools and other schools are using Slooh for remote learning, and how libraries and science centers are using Slooh to offer their own local online astronomy clubs. Learn more at Slooh Education.
Event Timing for Thursday, March 19th, 2020:
Live Streams Commence: 4:30 PM EST ¦ 1:30 PM PST ¦ 20:30UTC
Live Streams Ends: 5:30 PM EST ¦ 2:30 PM PST ¦ 21:30UTC
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