New Release Notes

March 10th, 2016

Share StarShare Camera images via Twitter

Twitter users rejoice – now you can easily share any pictures that you snap in the StarShare Camera with your friends and followers via Twitter with just a few mouse clicks.
 
Images that you share will include a link back to Slooh and will also automatically mention the @Slooh Twitter username. Just imagine the savings in keyboard wear and tear alone by not having to type all of that in!
 
Of course you can still share those amazing images via Facebook as well. Use the StarShare Camera and tell the whole world how easy it is to discover the wonders of the universe through Slooh.
 

February 17th, 2016

Community Members can now control the Slooh telescopes!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to provide more value to our members, we are pleased to announce that Community Members can now control the Slooh telescopes! Community members will be able to make reservations on our Canary Islands and Chile telescopes, and then choose from a list of popular objects visible at that time from the telescope you have chosen.
 
As a community member, you can make up to 5 reservations per month, including the ability to store photos in the My Pictures gallery. You can also capture images while you are away, meaning pictures from any missions you reserve will be waiting for you in your ‘My Pictures’ gallery, weather permitting.
 
However, only Slooh Astronomers will be able to reserve missions from astronomy catalogs or enter coordinate missions, as well as receive FITS files. The new Piggyback AutoSnap feature is also exclusive to Slooh Astronomers, and only Slooh Astronomers can participate in scientific collaboration to track asteroids, comets and supernovae.
 
Please visit our How-To page to get started, and then visit Canary Islands or Chile reservations when you are ready to take control.
We hope you will enjoy these new capabilities as you explore the universe on Slooh.
 

February 8th, 2016

New “Piggyback AutoSnap” Feature Launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new “Piggyback AutoSnap” feature!

In addition to their own quota of five concurrent reservations, Slooh Astronomer members can now select five other missions to “AutoSnap” (have the images and FITS data automatically added to your My Pictures area).

It’s really simple to use:

  1.  Just select the checkboxes next to the missions you want to autosnap:
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  2. You’ll see a pop-up message if you already five Piggyback AutoSnap missions selected:
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Just like your own missions, as soon as the first “Piggyback AutoSnap” mission runs, it will release that quota so you can select another mission.


February 1st, 2016

New Activity Feed

There’s always something new happening at Slooh. Keep on top of what’s new by watching the Activity Feed. You can find it on the Slooh Live Channel, just above the live Chat and Twitter feed on that page.


January 8th, 2016

Chat Launches in the Slooh Live Channel

It is Slooh’s mission to connect humanity through communal exploration of the universe, so we are pleased to announce that chat is now functional in the Slooh Live Channel, powered by our friends at Chatroll. Members can now interact with each other and participate with hosts during shows. Please come express yourself, make new friends and celebrate mankind’s common cause under a shared sky.


December 4th, 2015

StarShare Camera

It just got easier to share your favorite views with the launch of Slooh’s StarShare Camera. This brand new feature will allow viewers to interact with our live broadcasts in a whole new way, giving you the ability to look through every live telescope feed available during that show. Now you’ll be able to snap a photo of your favorite objects or capture meteors streaking through the sky, personalize the images, and share them with your friends and family through social media.


November 13th, 2015

Slooh Goes 24-Hours

We’re excited to launch our brand new channel featuring our live programming, nightly live telescope views, and the best of our event broadcasts – all streaming 24-hours a day.

Live Broadcasts

Tune in to all the live shows and events you’ve come to love here on Slooh. Whether its a meteor shower, the close approach of a potentially hazardous asteroid, a total solar eclipse, and much more besides, the live broadcasts you’ve come to rely on can all be found in one place.

Live Telescope Views

From the moment our telescopes in the Canary Islands open each evening, to the moment they close (weather permitting), we’ll be streaming those beautiful celestial vistas straight to your mobile device, computer, or connected TV. Slooh Astronomer members can share their favorite objects with the rest of the community by scheduling them just as they always have.

Best of Slooh

Did you miss one of our event broadcasts?  Now you can catch them streaming all day long.  Whether you’re looking for an astro fix to start your morning, or a quick break during your workday, you can catch Slooh’s programming whenever the craving strikes. And of course members can still watch any of our past broadcasts on demand.

Join the Conversation

If watching isn’t enough for you, then it’s time to log on to Twitter and interact with our hosts, guests, and other viewers. Just send us a tweet using the hashtag #Slooh to join the conversation.  Ask us questions, make comments, share your stories, and see what other people are saying at the same time, all in one place.

UPCOMING RELEASE

Slooh Camera is scheduled to launch on November 25th.

In December, Slooh will transition from quarterly to monthly billing. The rates will not change but we will start charging in smaller and more frequent increments to be in line with industry standards.


September 24th, 2015

Space for Everyone

Today we are pleased to unveil the latest release of Slooh, and a new tagline, Space for Everyone, which reflects the inclusive nature of our global community and Slooh’s mission to capture the totality of human response to space.

New Interface

Now you can navigate directly to live and archived shows from the home page.

Announcing Slooh’s Golden Record

Together Slooh members will build a living anthropological record that reflects the diversity of perspective on Earth regarding our place in the cosmos. From aliens to astronauts and scientists to starlore, you can help crowdsource all the works inspired by space.

Coming Soon

All members will soon be able to take pictures for social sharing during shows with the Slooh Camera.

Slooh Classroom and Slooh College will officially launch at the National Science Teachers Association event in Philadelphia on November 12th, 2015. You can sign up for the free beta now by clicking here.

Slooh is starting development to refresh the design of Slooh Astronomer, which will make it easier to reserve time, watch missions, capture images, collaborate with other members and even host your own live shows on Slooh!

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