Viaje activities also extended beyond the week-long classroom visits in October. One such
event was a Career Panel for over 200 students at the Centro Cultural Palace in Coquimbo;
The panelists represented a broad spectrum of inspired scientists, engineers, and technicians,
who endeavored to motivate the students into science and astronomy careers. The photos on
the following pages show the fun and privilege we had in sharing our knowledge.
Manuel Paredes is the Communications Coordinator at Gemini South. He can be reached at:
Gemini South Public
Information Office Staff
member Fernanda Urrutia
(kneeling at center) posing
with the participants of
the Mateada Astronómica
— an initiative boost by
Gemini South during Viaje
al Universo to promote
women into STEM careers.
CTIO Education and Public Outreach officer Juan Seguel (above
left) offered a spectroscopy workshop for high school students at
the Liceo Fernando Bingvinat, in Coquimbo. The students learned
several aspects of spectroscopy, including light’s properties using
a diffraction grating (above right), while one student used his
mobile phone to image a display of the visible spectrum (left).