Access to the Universe

Your school doesn't need a telescope to explore the Universe.

Register with the The Schools’ Observatory. It’s free.

Teachers in the UK or Republic of Ireland 

Register as a Teacher for full FREE access to all observing programmes, curriculum-linked teaching resources, and training sessions. You'll also be the first to know about regular events like annual Primary Christmas Event and our Work Experience Week for 16 - 18 years olds.

If you're already registered, log in and head straight to our web area for teachers.

Other Educators

Register as a user for FREE access to Go Observing and our lesson resources. 


Who are The Schools’ Observatory?

The Schools’ Observatory enables your school to:

  • Request observations from a professional robotic telescope. 
  • Collect, process, and analyse real data to do real science. 
  • Teach science topics in a practical and hands-on way.
  • Use our space-themed resources in your teaching and learning.

The Schools’ Observatory is part of Liverpool John Moores University. We use the inspirational topic of space to promote understanding and enjoyment of STEM subjects. Our team of professionals with experience in science research and education are here to support you. We offer regular training and development sessions.

Observations are collected by the Liverpool Telescope, a fully robotic observatory on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. It is owned and operated by Liverpool John Moores University’s Astrophysics Research Institute in the north west of England, UK. The Schools’ Observatory was founded to provide a web-based user-friendly link between schools and the observatory.

Learn more about The Schools' Observatory