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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: Celia Verdugo

Replay: Real People, Big Astronomy: Celia Verdugo

Celia Verdugo is an astronomer and Data Analyst at ALMA. It is her job to calibrate the ALMA radio telescope and take data for other astronomers. She works side by side with telescope operators who move the ALMA radio telescopes, and the astronomers who propose...

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Real People, Big Astronomy: Peter Moore

Real People, Big Astronomy: Peter Moore

Real People, Big Astronomy: Peter Moore February 26 3 PM Chile / 1 PM EST / Noon CST / 10 AM PST Peter Moore is an electronics engineer who specializes in visible and infrared detectors used with astronomical instrumentation. He currently works at AURA / NOIRLab and...

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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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