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Big Astronomy wins big

Big Astronomy wins big

Big Astronomy wins “Best Astronomy Education” Award in the Dome Under Fulldome Film Festival. Melbourne: The Dome Under Fulldome Film Festival hosted its first planetarium film fest in Melbourne, Australia, on February 8 – 9. Big Astronomy: People Places Discoveries,...

Big Astronomy.

Big Astronomy.

It takes many people with diverse backgrounds, talents, and skills to run a world-class observatory. Meet a few of these people as they share the wonder of the sky—and the excitement of discovery. Explore the world-class observatories nestled in northern Chile’s...

Applications are now being accepted for ACEAP 2020

Applications are now being accepted for ACEAP 2020

This program, in its sixth year, brings amateur astronomers, planetarium personnel, and astronomy formal and informal educators to U.S.-funded astronomy observatories in Chile. While there, ambassadors receive behind-the-scenes tours of some of the world’s most...

Chile: connecting to the cosmos.

Chile: connecting to the cosmos.

Our 2019 Ambassador, Carla Johns has written this interesting article published in the magazine "Reflector" by the Astronomical League (page 18). I invite you all to marvel at Carla's adventure during her trip through the observatories in northern Chile. Northern...

IDATA around the world.

IDATA around the world.

IDATA is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and brings together blind and visually impaired (BVI) and sighted high school students and their teachers to create a fully accessible astronomy data request, retrieval and analysis software tool. Students...

Big Kid Science offers a Spanish-language version Totality app

Big Kid Science offers a Spanish-language version Totality app

With perfect timing for the total solar eclipse in Chile on July 2nd, Big Kid Science has updated their Totality app for the Spanish-language community. And its totally FREE! Big Kid Science is an educational company founded by the astrophysicist Dr. Jeffrey Bennett....

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