The Coolest Thing About Gemini

The Coolest Thing About Gemini

June 14, 2016, Cerro Tololo We started the day by visiting AURA Recinto to listen to presentations from staff in different scientific areas that all work for the observatory. It takes all sciences to make an observatory run. We then loaded up and...

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A Haven for Stargazing

A Haven for Stargazing

June 12, 2016, Observatorio Astronómico Andino Today’s highlight was visiting our first of many observatories, the Observatorio Astronómico Andino (https://www.oaa.cl/en/) just outside of Santiago.  Unfortunately, it was cloudy.  However, that...

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How Many Stars are Out There?

How Many Stars are Out There?

The numbers used in Astronomy are truly staggering. For starters, the Earth is about 25,000 miles around. The nearest star to us is–obviously–the sun, which is 93 million miles away. To travel that distance, you would have to circle...

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