The Online Observatory offers educational activities for schools and students of all ages. We help you bring the universe into your classroom!
Several of our historical observatories are open for the public. Contact us to find an occastion where you can experience how astronomers did their research in a real-life scientific telescope.
You can also visit the observatory virtually with our online virtual tours. Whether you are planning to visit any of our observatories, or just curious to how they look – enjoy!
The first guided tours are still under development…
What kinds of constellations are there in different cultures? How did they get their names? In this assignment, pupils listen to stories about constellations and can then come up with and name their own constellation. This material is also available in: Keywords: night sky, stories, constellation
Now it’s time for your class to shine out! Test your knowledge on astronomy and observatories in “The Universe and I” quiz. This material is also available in: Keywords: quiz, astronomy, space
Welcome on a trip to our neighbourhood, the Solar System! How far away are the other planets from Earth? And how small is our home planet compared to the other objects that orbit our Sun? This material is also available in: Keywords: Solar system, planets, scale
We are a collaboration of five European observatories with key interests in making astronomy accessible for young students. Our project was started in 2018 and is funded by the European Union through an Erasmus+ grant.