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BSIG February Zoom Presentation – Featured Speaker: David Falkner – Visit to the Research Telescopes in Chile

February 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

BSIG Beginner’s Special Interest Group Zoom Presentation

ACEAP 2022: My Amazing and Unexpected Journey to Visit the Research Telescopes in Chile

Dave Falkner – MAS Member, NASA Solar System Ambassador, ACEAP Ambassador

Synopsis:  Dave was one of 10 people selected nationally to participate in ACEAP (Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program). His talk is about his 11-day experience in December visiting and staying at three major US-owned observatories in Chile: Cerro Pachón (home of the Gemini South telescope), Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope. While at these facilities, Dave and the other ACEAP Ambassadors received extensive training about the instruments, the science, data products, and communicating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts. The program also introduced the ambassadors to the people and culture of Chile.  Dave is excited to talk about this amazing experience.

Join us on Zoom – ZOOM LINK

The link will open 15 minutes before the scheduled presentation time.  There is no cost to join, and MAS membership is not required.

Dial-in Phone Number

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 853 7335 4455

Passcode: 723926

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Suresh Sreenivasan
B-SIG/FB/Metcalf Comm

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    February 11, 2023
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
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