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REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Shari Lifson

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Shari Lifson

Shari Lifson is the Corporate Communications Coordinator for the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). It is her job to help AURA’s three centers, Space Telescope Science Institute, NSF’s NOIRLab, and the National Solar Observatory, communicate...

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Peter Moore

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Peter Moore

Peter Moore is an electronics engineer who specializes in visible and infrared detectors used with astronomical instrumentation. He currently works at AURA / NOIRLab and has helped create the detector system used on the Dark Energy Camera. His work is...

Real People, Big Astronomy: Marco Bonati

Real People, Big Astronomy: Marco Bonati

Real People, Big Astronomy: Marco Bonati April 15 4 PM Chile & EDT / 3 PM CDT / 1 PM PDT 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...

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Shari Lifson

Real People, Big Astronomy: Shari Lifson

Real People, Big Astronomy: Shari Lifson March 26 8 PM Chile / 7 PM EDT / 6 PM CDT / 4 PM PDT   Shari Lifson is the Corporate Communications Coordinator for the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). It is her job to help AURA’s three...

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Alex Jeraldo

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Alex Jeraldo

Alex Jeraldo is the Coordinator of the cafeterias at CTIO and Gemini South. It is his job to make sure the kitchens are staffed and operating well, to feed all the staff who work on the mountains. We learned about Alex’s job, his background, and a little about his...

Replay – Real People, Big Astronomy: Kathy Vivas

Replay – Real People, Big Astronomy: Kathy Vivas

We spoke with Kathy Vivas, an Astronomer who works with the Dark Energy Camera on the Blanco Telescope at CTIO. She does her own research, and also works as a collaborator for the Dark Energy Survey. Kathy is from Venezuela, but has been living in La Serena and...

REPLAY – Legends in the Sky: Constellations from Around the World

Legends in the Sky – Constellations from Around the World

Join us for an educational event from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific! Legends in the Sky - Constellations from Around the World March 10 4 PM PST / 6 PM CST / 7 PM EST / 9 PM Chile Join the Night Sky Network as we explore legends told about the night sky...

REPLAY – 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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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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