Galileo Students’ namesake used a telescope with three lenses to take a closer look at the moon—we think it’s time to take a closer look at the Galileo Students themselves.

There are quite a few questions to be asked, and while we have some of the answers, this place at its heart is a collaboration between ourselves and you. We’ll be learning many of our answers along the way, but for now, here’s what we have to tell you.

 

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Who are the Galileo Students?    

Galileo Students are young people who have an interest in space, the solar system, the universe, and basically anything out there in the black. They’re the ones who are ready to get out and explore the star-stuff all around them, working together to unlock its secrets. They’re individuals who can’t wait to uncover new and exciting knowledge about the endless spirals of gas and dust we’re living in.

And here’s a secret…they could be you.

 

Where are they?

They’re students from all around the world, all different cultures, backgrounds, and points of view. To put it simply, Galileo Students can be from anywhere—and hopefully, they’ll be from everywhere.

 

What do they do?    

Galileo Students will work together to explore images of different places in our universe, and discover all the wild, weird, and wonderful intricacies about each and every one of them. They’ll learn side by side from educators, guest speakers, guest bloggers, star parties, and most importantly, from each other. Galileo Students was built in the spirit of collaboration, and that’s exactly what we’re hoping to create with your help—an environment where bright minds from around the globe can come together to solve big puzzles, a little piece at a time.

 

What makes Galileo Students different?

Let’s face it, some students really don’t gel with traditional school. But that doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy learning—just the process it happens through. That’s where we’re aiming to change things.

Galileo began researching a new way to make a telescope way back in 1609, a time when lenses were few and far between. He needed a certain kind of lens for his telescope, and to make it, he had to learn to grind his own when they weren’t made by anyone else. He created the lenses he needed, and then discovered mountains on the moon.

In much the same way, school can be a grind on students, can sand away their passion for learning and exploring new ideas. We aren’t trying to grind students down…we’re trying to teach them how to grind their own lenses, how to build the tools they need for their own discovery.

We want our students to find their mountains on the moon.

And we’re going to help them do it.