Tag Archives: Chile

San Pedro de Atacama and ALMA

Getting to the Atacama Large Millimeter/Sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) radio observatory is done via road. The nearest town with lodging is San Pedro de Atacama, a town of about 3900 people at an altitude of 2400m (7900 feet). Getting to San … Continue reading

Posted in ACEAP, ACEAP2016, Astronomy, NSFastronomy, Travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Panoramic Chile

One of the things I like to do when traveling is to take photos that give an overall perspective to the surroundings. While this is getting to be easier with cell phones and their build-in 3D and spherical photography applications, … Continue reading

Posted in ACEAP, ACEAP2016, NSFastronomy, Photography, Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ACEAP, ACEAP2016, Astronomy, Education, NSFastronomy, Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ACEAP, Astronomy, Travel | Tagged , , | Leave a comment