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Telescopes for Teachers

Unistellar eQuinox2 Telescope with backpack in the background
Image credit: Unistellar

In 2023, our program was granted funding from NASA’s Science Activation Program to purchase telescopes to be distributed throughout classrooms in Idaho. We are launching this program in the Summer of 2024. As a member of this program, you will receive a long-term loan of a user-friendly Unistellar eQuinox2 robotic telescope for your school!

Each of our scopes will be named after an influential woman in astronomy or physics. Read more about these women on our “Meet the Scientists” page!

We are in the process of developing an application to our program. For now, we are requesting that any Idaho public educator, either in the classroom or otherwise fill out our interest form and we will be in touch!

Additionally, we are developing ways in which members of our program can get involved in exoplanet transit research! This is not a requirement of our members, but an exciting opportunity for those with the time. For more details visit the SuPerPiG Observing Grid home page!


Current Involvement Opportunities:

  • If you are an Astronomy Teacher or Club Advisor in either Boise, West Ada, or Kuna school districts, please reach out to the program lead, Dr. Rachel Huchmala, by emailing
  • If you are a K-8 Educator, we recommend attending our strand “Earth’s Place in the Universe” at the iSTEM Summer Institutes in either Coeur d’Alene or Pocatello this summer!  Applications close March 15th!
Advertisement for the iSTEM summer institutes where our program will be in attendance
Information about Earth’s Place in the Universe strand at iSTEM
  • More exciting opportunities to be announced!

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