Watch the livestream from Slooh right here on Sky & Telescope!

Thursday, April 9th, 2020 at 10 AM EDT

Courtesy of Slooh

Join Slooh's Director of Education, Russ Glenn, for an astronomy lesson livestream. Slooh’s live lesson will be educational, inspiring and soothing.

It will include live views of the Sun from Slooh's highly specialized Solar Telescope, located at its flagship observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands. 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.

Russ Glenn said: "We will be exploring the most important star of all today - the Sun - as we walk through Slooh's new 'The Sun - Our Local Star' quest. Using Slooh's Solar Telescope, perched on top of an 8,000ft high volcano, we will literally be looking at the Sun in a whole new light (H-Alpha light)!

The free, live astronomy lesson will be streamed via YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, as well as on the Sky & Telescope website. 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.

Visit to snap and share your own photos from this live event, and interact with our hosts and guests, and personally control Slooh’s telescopes.