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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

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Replay: Real People, Big Astronomy: Celia Verdugo

Replay: Real People, Big Astronomy: Celia Verdugo

Celia Verdugo is an astronomer and Data Analyst at ALMA. It is her job to calibrate the ALMA radio telescope and take data for other astronomers. She works side by side with telescope operators who move the ALMA radio telescopes, and the astronomers who propose...

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Real People, Big Astronomy: Peter Moore

Real People, Big Astronomy: Peter Moore

Real People, Big Astronomy: Peter Moore February 26 3 PM Chile / 1 PM EST / Noon CST / 10 AM PST Peter Moore is an electronics engineer who specializes in visible and infrared detectors used with astronomical instrumentation. He currently works at AURA / NOIRLab and...

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Blanco telescope at the The Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory is an astronomical observatory
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ACEAP: Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program with group photo

Interested in Visiting Observatories in Chile?

Are you a planetarian, amateur astronomer, K through college formal or informal educator, or do you work in astronomy communication? If the answer is yes, check out the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP) TODAY!

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