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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 – Real People, Big Astronomy: John Carpenter

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: John Carpenter

Dr. John Carpenter is the Observatory Scientist at the Joint ALMA Observatory in Chile. He is responsible for providing input on how best to optimize the scientific output of ALMA and he oversees the proposal review process, which determines the projects that will be...

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Real People, Big Astronomy: Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón

Real People, Big Astronomy: Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón

Real People, Big Astronomy: Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón July 30 8 PM Chile & EDT / 7 PM CDT / 5 PM PDT   Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón is a Data Management Software Scientist for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory. The Rubin Observatory will generate up to...

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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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