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Big Astronomy is a multifaceted research and outreach project supported by several partners and funded by the National Science Foundation. It includes the award-winning planetarium show Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries which highlights the diverse people who enable discoveries at world-class observatories in Chile. Big Astronomy also hosts live educational events online and offers a variety of hands-on activities now adapted for remote learning.

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REPLAY: Accessibility in Astronomy Outreach

REPLAY: Accessibility in Astronomy Outreach

Astronomy can be a very visual subject. How can we teach about astronomy topics to audiences who are blind or visually impaired? How can our astronomy lessons be more inclusive to all learning styles? In this conversation with Noreen Grice of You Can Do Astronomy, Ken...

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Real People, Big Astronomy: Dr Sian Proctor

Real People, Big Astronomy: Dr Sian Proctor

Real People, Big Astronomy: Dr Sian Proctor February 4, 2022 7 PM EST / 6 PM CST / 4PM PST Dr. Sian Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and astronaut. She was the mission pilot for the Inspiration4 all-civilian orbital mission to space, the first of its...

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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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