Other Offerings

Teacher professional development
Sky School is able to offer PD opportunities through grants, such as our ongoing Sky Ambassador Program, collaboration with other organizations, such as the STEMAZing Project in the Office of the Pima County School Superintendent, and conferences offered to teachers in Southern Arizona.

Telescope rental
Classes or clubs may rent time for remote operation of the 24” Phillips or 32” Schulman telescope for queued observations. This can enhance instruction in astronomy, physics, photography, or digital media. Time is determined by exposure time, approx. $135/hr on the 24” and $225/hr for the 32”. Project ideas include collecting data to generate light curves and determine orbits for asteroids, conducting an asteroid search campaign, etc. Sky School staff would collaborate with and train teachers in relevant techniques.