Figure 2. A mother helps her kids
to learn how to
safely observe the
total solar eclipse
on July 2nd in
the Region of
inject air into a water rocket for an
amazing lift off! This workshop was
the one most preferred by children and
adults during AstroDay Chile.
Figure 3. After sunset, many participants formed lines to
see the Moon and stars through telescopes supplied by local
amateur astronomers and the Cerro Tololo Inter-American
Observatory. Through their kindness and help, AstroDay
fulfilled its promise to share the wonders of the Universe.
Figure 4. AstroDay Chile was a good venue for the AURA staff to
work together in outreach activities. Seen here, from left to right,
Gemini Electronics Engineer Vanessa Montes, and Kathy Vivas and
Cesar Briceño (both astronomers from Cerro Tololo Inte-American
Observatory, interact with the public to explain the science and
technologies that AURA centers currently apply in Chile.
Figure 5. The Gemini/AURA booth was one of the
most visited, thanks to the help of the kids from the
Gemini Robotics Club. They in turn explained to
children how robotics can be used to control remote
systems, such as the one that controls the Base
Facility Operations at Gemini South.
Credit: All photos on this page by Manuel Paredes