Replay: Big Astronomy Live! Meet CTIO

Replay: Big Astronomy Live! Meet CTIO

Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), a program of the NOIRLab, is a complex of astronomical telescopes and instruments located in the remote foothills of the Andes mountains in Chile. The star of CTIO is the 4.0-meter Blanco telescope which features the...

Replay: Big Astronomy Live! Meet Gemini South

Replay: Big Astronomy Live! Meet Gemini South

The International Gemini Observatory consists of twin 8.1-meter diameter optical/infrared telescopes located on two of the best observing sites on the planet. The Gemini South telescope is located on a mountain in the Chilean Andes called Cerro Pachón, where very dry...

November 11 – Real People, Big Astronomy

November 11 – Real People, Big Astronomy

Our next live event is on November 11 at 3 PM Chile Time, 1 PM EST Real People, Big Astronomy: Dr. Luis Chavarría Garrido Dr. Luis Chavarria Garrido is the Director of the Astronomy Program for the Chilean Government’s Ministry of Science. He carried out his doctoral...

REPLAY: Big Astronomy Live! Meet ALMA

REPLAY: Big Astronomy Live! Meet ALMA

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) -the largest astronomical project in existence- is a single telescope of revolutionary design, composed of 66 high precision antennas located on the Chajnantor Plateau, 5000 meters altitude in northern Chile....

Replay: NightSchool – Astronomy in Chile

Replay: NightSchool – Astronomy in Chile

Chile isn’t called the astronomy capital of the world for nothing: During a NightSchool event highlighting the Big Astronomy planetarium show, learn about Chile’s long history of astronomical discovery, its epic mountain observatories, and the diverse collaboration of...

October Educational Events

October Educational Events

This October, Big Astronomy is honored to be hosting professionals who work at some of the most advanced observatories in the world in educational events. These events will share the stories of each observatory - how they came to be, some of the details on the...

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