Look Up and Learn with Project TARA

Bringing live space exploration and STEM education to science students.

Primary Education

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) with access to a live robotic telescope in California.

TARA can be used to build knowledge of topics in the sciences as well as the skills of science. Plan an observing session, control the telescope remotely and then analyse the images from the telescope.

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Secondary Education

Lead your students on a rare adventure through space with Project TARA. TARA helps educators build interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) by giving students access to a live robotic telescope in California.

TARA can be used to build knowledge of solar sciences, physics, maths, and the history of science and technology. Develop the skills of science by planning an observing session, then use software to process and analyse images.

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Classroom Astronomy

All classes enrolled in Project TARA can:

  • Check the weather and sky conditions
  • Direct and target the telescope
  • Use images taken by the telescope as part of a curriculum related activity
  • View live webcams of the telescope

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