Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries



It takes a lot of people with many backgrounds, talents and skills to run a world-class observatory. Meet a few of these people as they share the wonder of the sky- and the excitement of discovery.

Explore the world-class observatories nestled in the Andes Mountain and learn why Chile, with its beautiful mountain ranges and clear, cloudless skies create and ideal environment for studying the cosmos.

Extend the learning through live conversations with observatory staff, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, educational activities, and ongoing science experiments all on our website at


Recommended Audience

grade 5 - 12, adults

Recorded portion

25 min