Faulkes Telescope Project
The Faulkes Telescope Project was established to inspire young students to study and take part in real science. The Faulkes Telescope Project provides over 1000 hours per year observing time on robotic telescopes, including two, 2-metre astronomical telescopes, one on the island of Maui in Hawaii (Faulkes Telescope North) and the other at Siding Spring in Australia (Faulkes Telescope South). The telescope time is freely available via the Internet to schools in the UK and provides 'live' astronomical observing direct from the classroom, or queued observations. The telescopes were originally funded by the DFET but are now are owned and maintained by Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT).
Since 1998, the DFET has provided more than £8.5 million pounds to fund the construction of the telescopes and the educational team that supports schools in accessing the telescopes. Access to the telescopes is provided through Faulkes Telescope Project Ltd. For more information see the Faulkes Telescope Project web site: www.Faulkes-Telescope.com and www.LCOGT.net