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Under the Stars of Cerro Tololo: Night 1

We arrived on Cerro Tololo after the day’s approach through the desert and the prior visit to Cerro Pachón. The roads are winding, often edge-less, packed gravel and sand pathways that lead up to both mountains. There is a split … Continue reading

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Visit to AURA

Telescopes at Cerro Tololo Intercontinental Observatory are managed somewhere, and that location is in La Serena, Chile, the home of AURA, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. We were given a splendid tour of the facility: most informative. … Continue reading

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Arrival in Santiago

Our ACEAP team has arrived in Santiago, and with that starts our exciting exploration of Chile and the astronomy being done here. Flights from Boston to Houston were uneventful (always a good sign!) with a short layover before departing to … Continue reading

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Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador Program Itinerary

Let the adventure begin! This is our itinerary for the upcoming ACEAP 2016 ambassadors as they make their way to Chile and explore the observatories located high in the Atacama. June 10: Depart Boston and head to Houston then to … Continue reading

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