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It takes many people with diverse backgrounds, talents, and skills to run a world-class observatory. Meet a few of these people as they share the wonder of the sky—and the excitement of discovery. Explore the world-class observatories nestled in northern Chile’s mountains and learn why Chile, with its beautiful mountain ranges and clear, cloudless skies create an ideal environment for studying the cosmos. Continue discovering! Participate in live conversations with observatory staff, explore exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, educational activities, and ongoing science experiments all at bigastronomy.org

Update

Due to the number of planetariums around the world impacted by COVID-19, the Big Astronomy Leadership Team is postponing the global premiere of Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries to September 26, 2020 -fall Astronomy Day. This will not impact the distribution of the show itself, which is available right now on our Fulldome Show page.

Thank you for your support and we apologize for any inconvenience this change might cause. The health and well-being of you, our partners, and the people we serve is our utmost priority.

Sincerely – The Big Astronomy Team

Winner in the category of Best Astronomy Education

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Blanco telescope at the The Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory is an astronomical observatory
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Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries is available now

Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries is available now

The award winning fulldome show Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries is available now!  Go here to gain access to free download links of 2K show files, educational materials, and more, or to purchase the 4K version on a hard drive (yours to keep!) for $400 with...

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Big Astronomy wins “Best Astronomy Education” Award in the Dome Under Fulldome Film Festival. Melbourne: The Dome Under Fulldome Film Festival hosted its first planetarium film fest in Melbourne, Australia, on February 8 – 9. Big Astronomy: People Places Discoveries,...

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