Bringing the Universe to your Classroom - The Faulkes Telescope Project

Teaching astronomy as part of other subjects in secondary schools – astronomy as a “gateway science”
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
, UTC: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
, Thursday Nov. 17, 2022
UTC: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
, UTC: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The Faulkes Telescope Project (FTP) aims to enthuse, engage and educate learners in STEM subjects using astronomy as the hook. Through our partnership with Las Cumbres Observatory, we provide free access to a global network of robotic telescopes for education. In this talk we will describe the various research projects and activities that schools have undertaken with these facilities, including more arts-type projects rather than traditional STEM ones.


Dr Sarah Roberts is a senior lecturer, astronomer, and enthusiastic STEM educator who is passionate about getting everyone interested in science. In addition to teaching undergraduate astronomy at Swansea University, she is the Director of Education for the Faulkes Telescope Project and has been active in the field of astronomy education for over 15 years, developing classroom and teacher CPD programmes for both FTP and European-funded projects.

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