Array of large powered radio telescopes at sunset.

Skynet Scholars

Control powerful telescopes with the internet

Skynet Scholars is a FREE program for middle and high school students that puts them in the driver’s seat to conduct their own scientific explorations of the universe. Scholars learn how to access a global network of research-grade telescopes that serve professional astronomers and students alike over the internet. They will get to experience hands-on astronomy and STEM based activities including the use of robotic telescopes to take their own astronomical images.

Learn more about the national Skynet Jr. Scholars program & the Skynet Robotic Telescope Network.

Weekly meetups for the 2018 cohort will be held on the University’s St. Paul campus:

Learning & Environmental Science (LES)
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Suggested Parking

Temporary curbside parking will be allowed on the east side of LES building during drop-off/pick-up times — 9-9:30 am; 12-12:30 pm — be sure to turn on your vehicle’s flashers. Longer term parking can be found in these nearby lots:

Gortner Avenue Ramp
Continuing Ed & Conference Center Lot