September 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Yurt & Tent
Becca Ljungren

Becca Ljungren / Smithonian

6:30 p.m. — Observatories of Chile


By 2020, 70% of the world’s ground-based astronomy infrastructure will be in Chile. Learn about the significant scientific contributions made by Chilean observatories, and why Chile is an important place for international astronomy collaboration. Find out how you can get involved with Chilean astronomy initiatives through programs like the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program, traveling to see the next solar eclipse, and more!


Rebecca Ljungren is a professional Astronomy Educator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory. She has a master’s degree in Museum Education from The George Washington University, and her broader academic interests include the intersections between science, gender, art, and society. In January 2018, Rebecca traveled to Chile as part of the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program.