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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...

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...

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...

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...

REPLAY – Real People, Big Astronomy: Alex Jeraldo

Real People, Big Astronomy: Alex Jeraldo

Don't miss the next live event that directly connects you with one of the people who make Big Astronomy happen! Real People, Big Astronomy: Alex Jeraldo February 15 3 PM Chile / 1 PM EST / Noon CST / 10 AM PST Alex Jeraldo is the Coordinator of the cafeterias at CTIO...

REPLAY – Educational Activity Demonstration: Your Place in the Galaxy

Educational Activity Demonstration: Your Place in the Galaxy

Educational Activity Demonstration: Your Place in the Galaxy Vivian White Astronomical Society of the Pacific January 29 5 PM Chile / 3 PM EST / 2 PM CST / Noon PST Learn about our place in the galaxy, and a way to demonstrate this concept with your audiences in a...

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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