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White House Astronomy Night

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 – 7:30 PM 

A panel of Washington Montessori School 8th-graders joined the White House & NASA guests for a look through Slooh’s Global Telescope Network as part of the White House Astronomy Night.

Slooh hosted a special broadcast in conjunction with White House Astronomy Night, featuring a  “tour of the universe” through the lens of Slooh’s remote telescopes located across the world. In keeping with the educational spirit of the White House event, Slooh invited a panel of 8th grade students from the Washington Montessori School in New Preston to present their favorite celestial objects and answer questions from esteemed guests.

To prepare for their presentations, WMS students used Slooh Classroom. Officially launching in November, Slooh Classroom is a live space lab for students in grades 4 through 8 built on a global network of robotic telescopes.

White House Astronomy Night began in 2009, and brings together scientists, engineers, and others from astronomy and the space industry to spend a night sharing their experiences with students, while stargazing from the South Lawn of the White House. Slooh was invited by the White House to participate in the way it does best, by broadcasting the stars live to viewers around the world, since after all, not everyone can fit on the White House lawn.

You can watch their presentations by clinking on the links below.

Carter, Logan & Nathaniel & present the Dumbbell Nebula

Eliza, Ella & Isabel present the Andromeda Galaxy