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Aim Higher for Women in Space

Aim Higher for Women in Space

The Aim Higher program is possible because of sponsors who understand the importance of educating and inspiring students to reach for more. "AUI makes scientific breakthroughs possible, and a diverse STEM workforce is integral to this mission," says Dr. Tim Spuck,...

The Sky This Week: Welcome, spring! It’s the vernal equinox

The Sky This Week: Welcome, spring! It’s the vernal equinox

Friday, March 19 At this time of year, stepping outside after dark and looking high overhead in the northwest will net you the bright star Capella in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. Capella is a yellow-white star (actually a binary, but its components are...

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...

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