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Big Astronomy Community Day

Big Astronomy Community Day

Big Astronomy Day - Community Event It takes big teams of diverse people from around the world to enable big discoveries and make big astronomy work. On Astronomy Day 2023, will you participate in our community event? Sign up here! How to Participate Show the Big...

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Dr. Sian Proctor

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Dr. Sian Proctor

Dr. Sian Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and astronaut. She was the mission pilot for the Inspiration4 all-civilian orbital mission to space, the first of its kind. In this event, we learned about Sian’s varied career path and her three day mission...

Archive of STEM Career Interviews

Archive of STEM Career Interviews

Big Astronomy has completed over thirty interviews with STEM professionals, asking each person about their job and their life. If you are interested in a STEM career, or have students who are exploring options, these may be useful to you. You can find the recordings...

REPLAY: Working in a Planetarium

REPLAY: Working in a Planetarium

Have you ever considered working in a planetarium as a career? There are a surprising variety of jobs related to working in a planetarium, but no matter what your specific role is, you are helping others learn about space and science. In this panel discussion, we will...

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Dr. Sian Proctor

Real People, Big Astronomy: Dr Sian Proctor

Real People, Big Astronomy: Dr Sian Proctor February 4, 2022 7 PM EST / 6 PM CST / 4PM PST Dr. Sian Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and astronaut. She was the mission pilot for the Inspiration4 all-civilian orbital mission to space, the first of its...

REPLAY: Accessibility in Astronomy Outreach

REPLAY: Accessibility in Astronomy Outreach

Astronomy can be a very visual subject. How can we teach about astronomy topics to audiences who are blind or visually impaired? How can our astronomy lessons be more inclusive to all learning styles? In this conversation with Noreen Grice of You Can Do Astronomy, Ken...

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...

REPLAY: 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...

REPLAY: Accessibility in Astronomy Outreach

Accessibility in Astronomy Outreach

Accessibility in Astronomy Outreach September 29,  4 PM Chile Time / 3 PM EDT / 2 PM CDT / Noon PDT Featuring Noreen Grice, Ken Quinn, and Vivian White Astronomy can be a very visual subject. How can we teach about astronomy topics to audiences who are blind or...

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