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 and dry air, Chile is one of the best places in the world for astronomy. In fact, 70% of the world's optical and infrared collecting power is located in Chile. The film shares the diverse STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers and highlights all the skills necessary to keep the great observatories working. The show is narrated by Barbara Rojas-Ayala, a Chilean astronomer.
Run time: 1 hour (30 minute film with a 30 minute related science talk + plenty of time to ask questions)
Age recommendation: 9+ (If you're 9 to 99 years of age you'll enjoy this show!)
This is one of our regular shows. Regular ticket prices apply.