Our project as a Global Sky Partner of Las Cumbres Observatory, this time for school teachers and their students. Join and gather data using these telescopes for the HOYS project. 


In 2024/25 HOYS continues to be a Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) Global Sky Partner. We have been allocated 60 hours of telescope time on the network of 0.4m telescopes around the world. This year we aim to share the time with school teachers and their students.

Get involved in research into star and planet formation

Contribute to the Hunting Outbursting Young Stars project using time we have been allocated on the Las Cumbres Observatory global network of telescopes. Gather observational data, get involved in the analysis of young star and planet forming regions and start your own research projects with your pupils.

You will receive training on all aspects of the project including setting up your observations on the LCO and if eligible (UK/EU) the Faulkes telescopes, interacting with the images, analysing light curves and conducting small research projects such as measuring rotation periods of young stars.

HOYS is a citizen science project which works with amateur astronomers to provide observational data for our research into star and planet formation. We have been selected as a Global Sky Partner of the Las Cumbres Observatory for 2024/25.