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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...

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...

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...

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...

REPLAY – 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...

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