Podcaster: Rob Sparks. Guest: Jacob Bean

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Title: NOIRLab – NOIRLab Education Programs Go Virtual

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

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

Fore the news:

Celebrating 17 Years In Hawai’I Island Classrooms:

Live from NOIRLab @ Hawai’i: Journey Through the Universe:

Journey Through the Universe Live Q&A:

AstroDay Chile:

Globe At Night For AstroDay Chile:


NOIRLab has a wide variety of educational programs at all sites. Two of the large flagship programs took place in March: Journey Through the Universe at Gemini Observatory in Hawai’I and AstroDay Chile in La Serena, Chile. Both programs are traditionally done in person. In 2021, however, both programs had to adapt and become virtual events. Learn about this programs and how they changed in 2021 and hear what the future may hold!

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

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