Slooh produces live, celestial event programming using patented imaging technology and world class observatories. We broadcast shows on a weekly basis to the general public where astronomers explain what you are seeing.
Members have the opportunity to take control of our 20" and 14" telescopes in the Canary Islands, where they can snap, share, and personalize their own space photos. Astronomy in real time and true color.
Since its founding, it has been SLOOH’s mission to promote scientific enlightenment. Sharing a view through a powerful telescope trained on the light of a distant world inspires people to celebrate their commonality and rethink the schema of life. Prepare to be humbled.
SLOOH aspires to restore mankind’s subliminal connection to the seasonal ebb and flow of the night sky. The average Mayan of 3000 years ago had a deeper affinity. Why? The light from our expanding cities has literally crowded out the view of space.
What have we been missing? A sense of order; the daily rise and set of neighboring planets and their moons, comets that zoom back into view after periodic absences. Perspective; the ancient light of distant spiral galaxies that remind one of our home here in the Milky Way. Discovery; stars that go bang in the night, to be witnessed from here on Earth, this one by astronomers at Cal Tech, et al., and the members of SLOOH.
SLOOH is powered by its members—men, women and children in 80 countries who have taken 1.3 million photos of 35,000 unique objects and events in the night sky since our launch on Christmas Day, 2003. We’ve shared the view as Mercury and Venus transited the Sun; during Solar and Lunar Eclipses, as an asteroid slammed into Jupiter and NASA crashed a space ship into the Moon. And now we’re sharing the view with our friends at Google. We’re pleased to announce a joint initiative with Google Sky to Map the Universe and co-promote live astronomy. All SLOOH member photos will now be integrated into Google Earth/Sky for the world to see, and SLOOH’s live missions will be featured as well. SLOOH also shares the view with schools throughout the world and your membership supports this educational outreach.
Protected by U.S. Patent Number 7,194,146 B2