January 22 - May 27, 2022

Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries

Few places compare to Chile for astronomical observation. Journey to three world-class observatories in Chile’s rugged Andes Mountains and the arid Atacama Desert. These are remote, extreme regions that have the perfect conditions for astronomical research. Along the way, you will meet an inspiring cast of astronomers, engineers, technicians, and support staff who keep these mega-machines running.

Big Astronomy is a multifaceted research and outreach project supported by several partners and funded by the National Science Foundation. It includes this award-winning planetarium show and hosts live educational events online and offers a variety of hands-on activities now adapted for remote learning.