A new portal for looking at the night sky has opened. Internet users will operate the telescopes, contributing to the science of astronomy.
From today, the GLORIA project provides Internet users with the possibility to study the night sky. Since March 2013 GLORIA users have been able to observe the Sun thanks to the TADs (Telescopio Abierto Divulgación solar), located in the Teide Observatory, Tenerife, Spain. Now, new research opportunities await, with the opening of five of the network’s night telescopes.
GLORIA is fulfilling the challenge of building the first free-access telescope network, that will allow any user to produce scientific knowledge with the start-up, in direct, real-time, observation mode of three telescopes located in Spain (Huelva, Málaga and Tenerife), and two in Czech Republic (Ondrejov). The remaining telescopes will be brought online in the coming weeks.
Go to users.gloria-project.eu to sign up for GLORIA telescopes and do not miss to first have a look to the 5 min detailed videotutorial (captions available for all the GLORIA languages – English speaking).