Secondary Programme
"wow factor of images...amazingly powerful" - Graham Richson, Greenside Primary
"it's a terrific session ... " - Jenny Barnet, Flushdyke Junior and Infant school
"lots of pupils took passwords home to do more research..." - Daniel Fryer, Balby Central Primary
Space gazing
User image from the image gallery
What to expect
We will visit your school and deliver CPD sessions for staff and train 6th form students becoming space ambassadors! Here is what you can expect from a typical session:
  • Basics of the online telescope
  • Acquiring and processing pictures of space
  • Setting up 6th formers as space ambassadors
  • Practical science using the telescope
  • Supplementary material to use the website
  • Annual access to website and telescope, with individual accounts for students and teachers
Media and Sample Activities
Telescope in action

GCSE Astronomy

Space ambassadors

Expanding Universe

Contact us

Ed Hand

Schools Bookings & Tech Support

John Baruch

Director & Media Enquires


Please note: we are currently reevaluating our schools offer. Please contact us for more information:

Why us?

For the School: The telescope ticks all the OFSTED boxes:
  • Helping to deliver a rich, interesting and relevant science curriculum
  • Providing an excellent experience of science that is both challenging and supportive
  • Encouraging literacy and writing about science and their learning
  • Providing the resource for pupils to enjoy self-motivated learning outside the classroom
  • Embracing modern IT and robotics technology to deliver real world science data
  • Raising pupil achievement
  • Providing immediate feedback for the learners
The telescope provides excellent CPD for teachers in an area that many find challenging and confusing

For the Teachers: The telescope provides exciting fully supported lessons:
  • Within the framework of a classroom management system
  • How science works at the core of the programme - pushing the pupils into being scientists
  • Provides an exciting basis for creative writing, maths, art and ICT work with many links
For the Pupils: The telescope delivers wonderful science:
  • Available for them at home and at school
  • Resources to develop their ideas and their understanding of scientific ideas
  • Their own Spacebook, personal web resources, to record and share their reflections with others