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Happy Friday!!! and happy Ambassador Picture day!
Today we want to share some of the pictures that our Ambassador from the 2015 cohort, Sarah Komperud took at the CTIO in La Serena, and one from the high site of ALMA. 😊
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ALMA is an incredible radio observatory 📡, located in the Atacama desert, one of the driest places on earth 🌎. Learn about this amazing facility and all the jobs it takes to keep operating. When? October 13, 2020. With Loreto Barcos Muñoz. #astroambassadors #bigastronomy
The Lagoon Nebula from Joppa, Texas 2020-08-09. WO RedCat 51, ZWO ASI533MC, ASIAir Pro, & Vixen Polaie
Details and full size image at: http://astronomy.robpettengill.org/blog201004.html