This program, in its sixth year, brings amateur astronomers, planetarium personnel, and astronomy formal and informal educators to U.S.-funded astronomy observatories in Chile. While there, ambassadors receive behind-the-scenes tours of some of the world’s most productive and advanced telescopes, including in-depth information on their instruments and discoveries. Ten ambassadors will be selected for the Expedition, which will begin on August 9 and continue through August 17, 2020.

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Press Release available here.

Photo by Tim Spuck (AUI/NSF).