Podcaster: Rob Sparks. Guest: Peter Michaud, Camila Ibarlucea, Leonor Opazo, Manuel Paredes

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Title: Big Astronomy

Organization: NOIRLab (NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory)

Links: ; @NOAONorth; ; ; ; ; ; @NOIRLabAstro

Description:  Modern astronomy takes a wide variety of people to run observatories and make new scientific discoveries. Big Astronomy is a new planetarium show that highlight the people that make these discoveries possible. In this podcast, we discuss the process of filming scenes for Big Astronomy at NOIRLab facilities in Chile.

Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (, providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at

Peter Michaud is a member of the Communications, Education and Engagement group at Gemini Observatory in Hawaii.

Camila Ibarlucea is a communications coordinator for AURA in Chile.

Leonor Opazo is the Director’s Asstant and a member of the CEE group at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.

Manuel Paredes is the Outreach Manager for NOIRLab in Chile.

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