Big Astronomy

Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries explores three observatories located in extreme environments and remote locations in Chile. Due to its special climate and location, which creates stable, dry air Chile is one of the best places in the world for astronomy. By 2022, 70% of the world's optical and infrared collecting power will be located in Chile. With a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) the film highlights the multitude of careers needed to keep the great observatories working.

Narrated by: Barbara Rojas-Ayala, a Chilean astronomer

Runtime: 24 min

Audience: suitable for grades 6 and up

Foreign Language: available in Spanish

Education Resource

Big Astronomy


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Center for Aerospace Education
Hokulani Imaginarium
Windward Community College

updated: 1/14/22