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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

Replay: NightSchool – Astronomy in Chile

Replay: NightSchool – Astronomy in Chile

Chile isn’t called the astronomy capital of the world for nothing: During a NightSchool event highlighting the Big Astronomy planetarium show, learn about Chile’s long history of astronomical discovery, its epic mountain observatories, and the diverse collaboration of...

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October Educational Events

October Educational Events

This October, Big Astronomy is honored to be hosting professionals who work at some of the most advanced observatories in the world in educational events. These events will share the stories of each observatory - how they came to be, some of the details on the...

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ALMA observatory daytime
Blanco telescope at the The Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory is an astronomical observatory
ALMA observatory at night
Gemini observatory daytime
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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Abrams Planetarium
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Ward Beecher Planetarium logo
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Abrams Planetarium
ASP Astronomical Society of the Pacific
AUI Associated Universities Inc
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