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. Discover the show, engage in ongoing conversations with observatory staff, explore educational activities, and more.
Teaching and Learning Resources for blind and low vision (BLV) and deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) persons are now available! Thanks to support from the US National Science Foundation, the Big Astronomy film and supplemental videos include captioning and some include descriptive audio.
In addition, our suite of hands-on activities now include new resources for BLV learners.
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 kind. In this event, we learned about Sian’s varied career path and her three day mission...
Thank you to everyone who participated in Big Astronomy Community Day! We loved seeing photos from folks who shared the Big Astronomy resources with their audiences all around the world. These resources will always be available to help spread the message that anyone...