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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...

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...

REPLAY: Real People, Big Astronomy: Esteban Parkes

REPLAY: Real People, Big Astronomy: Esteban Parkes

Esteban Parkes is a Telescope Manager at MSO-CTIO. He leads a group of professionals including Electronics Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Electrical and Mechanical Technicians to provide general support to all telescope operations. At CTIO, Esteban’s group...

Real People, Big Astronomy: Adam Thornton

Real People, Big Astronomy: Adam Thornton

Real People, Big Astronomy: Adam Thornton June 21 8 PM Chile & EDT / 7 PM CDT / 5 PM PDT Adam Thornton is a software developer for the Vera Rubin Observatory. The Rubin Observatory will generate 20 terabytes of raw data a night.  It is Adam's job to ensure that...

Public Choice Winner in NSF’s STEM for All Video Showcase!

Public Choice Winner in NSF’s STEM for All Video Showcase!

Thanks to all who voted for Big Astronomy in NSF’s 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase. Big Astronomy won a Public Choice Award, one of just 13 awarded out of 287 videos submitted. More than 850 viewers from 339 locations around the world watched the video, engaged with...

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Eduardo Toro

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Eduardo Toro

Eduardo Toro is an Information Technology Engineer for NOIRLab, which includes the Gemini Observatory, CTIO, and other large observatories. He started his career as an electrician at CTIO, and from there, studied Electronics engineering. He has worked as part of the...

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Marco Bonati

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Marco Bonati

Marco Bonati is an Electronics Detector Engineer who works on instrumentation at Cerro Tololo-Interamerican and SOAR Observatories. He is responsible for keeping the detectors and data acquisition operating well on several instruments, including the Dark Energy...

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: John Carpenter

Real People, Big Astronomy: John Carpenter

Real People, Big Astronomy: John Carpenter May 20 3 PM Chile & EDT / 2 PM CDT / Noon PDT 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...

REPLAY: Real People, Big Astronomy: Esteban Parkes

Real People, Big Astronomy: Esteban Parkes

Real People, Big Astronomy: Esteban Parkes May 14, 2021 4 PM Chile Time & EDT / 3 PM CDT / 1 PM PDT Esteban Parkes is a Telescope Manager at MSO-CTIO. He leads a group of professionals including Electronics ENgineers, Electrical Engineers, and Electrical and...

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Eduardo Toro

Real People, Big Astronomy: Eduardo Toro

Real People, Big Astronomy: Eduardo Toro April 29 7 PM Chile & EDT / 6 PM CDT / 4 PM PDT Eduardo Toro is an Information Technology Engineer for NOIRLab, which includes the Gemini Observatory, CTIO, and other large observatories. He started his career as an...

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Tonight! Don't miss this Real People, Big Astronomy event. We'll be speaking with Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón about his job as a Data Management Software Scientist for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, & about his life outside astronomy. Register here: https://buff.ly/3ivHqy4

Next week, learn about life as a Data Management Software Scientist for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory from Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón! We'll be speaking with Andrés at 8 PM EDT. Register for the Zoom program here: https://buff.ly/3ivHqy4
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