The GTN provides recommendations and advice for conducting your own authentic research in astronomy using contemporary telescope systems and detectors. Robotic telescope systems are increasingly available across the internet, many of which the GTN is involved. By following these tools and tips you can make meaningful observations of the most ground breaking discoveries, that the most sophisticated observatories are working on at this very moment. You may even eventually be able to publish your results! Your authentic research may also lead you to explore real NASA data from famous observatories orbiting in space such as Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Spitzer Telescope, Wide Infrared Survey Explore (WISE) Telescope, Chandra X-Ray Telescope, and 2MASS.

Getting Started

What is authentic research and how is it done? Here you can find information on where to start for making meaningful observations.


Here you can find more information on how to observe specific objects and where they can be located.


There are many ways to look at something and derive a conclusion about it. This information will help you align what you want to observe with the best approach to observe it.