Venus and Mercury above S. Peter Dome, Rome
Venus and Mercury above S. Peter Dome, Rome

The Virtual Telescope Project is a volunteer effort aimed to bring the wonders of the Universe to everyone, without any social, cultural and economical barrier. It was a dream made real.

Since its birth in 2006, it shared the beauty of the sky with millions of individuals all over the world, including growing countries, disadvantaged communities, hospitals and prisons. We never ask for money, our online events are always free: we believe everyone has the right to access and discover our wonderful universe, as this makes us better humans. But keeping our demanding service and technologies alive is not cheap and we are the only ones paying the bills personally. It is a huge effort we undertake for a better world. This is our vision.

We really need your help to keep our project healthy. 

Support The Virtual Telescope Project today and keep our activity and mission alive!

Please, suppor us and receive something truly special from us, to thank you for your generosity:

  1. EXCLUSIVE IMAGE of potentially hazardous asteroid 2011 UL21 at the time of its FLY-BY.
  2. One EPIC, UNIQUE image of the totally eclipsed Moon with planet Mars above the monuments of Rome.
  3. One EXCLUSIVE, SUPERB image of the 13 July Supermoon above the legendary monumets of Rome, the largest of 2022
  4. One EXCLUSIVE image of the potentially hazardous asteroid (7482) 1994 PC1 taken by the Virtual Telescope.
  5. One EXCLUSIVE image of the Chinese rocket body CZ-5B flying above Rome.
  6. One EXCLUSIVE image of the Jupiter-Saturn Great Conjunction taken by the Virtual Telescope.
  7. One EXCLUSIVE image of the potentially hazardous asteroid 1998 OR2 taken by the Virtual Telescope.
  8. a SUPERB,  EXCLUSIVE image of the amazing PERSEID 2018 meteor shower;
  9. a STUNNING, EXCLUSIVE set of images showing the 19 Feb. 2019 Supermoon above the legendary skyline of Rome;
  10. One high-quality, LIMITED EDITION image of the eclipsed Moon rising above the Colosseum in Rome;
  11. images of the Tiangong 1 and International Space Station above Rome;
  12. One EXCLUSIVE image of the potentially hazardous asteroid 2004 BL86 taken by the Virtual Telescope;
  13. One EXCLUSIVE image of the Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise and the ISS flying above Rome.
  14. One EXCLUSIVE image of the Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks with the Andromeda Galaxy.

Images above are high-quality digital images and you can print and frame them as/if you wish!

NEW:Starting from Aug. 29, 2017, your donation now will also allow you to join our next online event with the new Premium, HD features, limited to our supporting users! You will receive in a few minutes the link for that by email (check in the spam if you will not receive it).


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Offering a lot of activities for free does not mean they do not have a cost. Consider the instruments used, the servers, the electricity, the internet, the mixing hardware and software to provide an high quality broadcast service, the endless hours of work to configure and maintain all this  and the work done to offer the live commentary to the online event.

So, the Virtual Telescope Project has several costs to be covered, this is why we welcome donations.

From this page, you can support us by donations. If you like what we do, if you’ve found your experience with us well worth your contribution, we welcome your help.

We offered you hundreds of online, live journeys across the Universe, for free: now, would you offer your help to us? Thanks in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: your donation allows access to the very first online event only following your donation. Future live events would required a new donation to be accessed in HD. ONLY in case of bad weather, you will have access to the next online event.

Thank you very much for your help!


Support The Virtual Telescope Project!

Support us! Please, donate and receive an EXCLUSIVE image of potentially hazardous asteroid 2011 UL21, taken at the time of its fly-by and much more, specifically made for supporters like you!

(you can adjust the amount later)