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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: Free Resources for Classroom Teachers

REPLAY: Free Resources for Classroom Teachers

Big Astronomy has free resources for classroom teachers! Learn how to access the bilingual (English and Spanish) film Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries and explore the great observatories and diverse STEM career opportunities needed to make these facilities a...

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Real People, Big Astronomy: Working in a Planetarium

Real People, Big Astronomy: Working in a Planetarium

Real People, Big Astronomy: Working in a Planetarium  Featuring Geoff Holt, Mary Holt, Mitch Luman, Charissa Sedor, and Dayna Thompson October 20 4 PM Chile / 3 PM EDT / 2 PM CDT / Noon PDT Have you ever considered working in a planetarium as a career? There are a...

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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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