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Sharing One Sky: An APOGEE, SDSS and Astronomy Outreach Meeting

27 May 2016, 15:43 UTC
Sharing One Sky: An APOGEE, SDSS and Astronomy Outreach Meeting
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This week a number of SDSS-IV and especially APOGEE-2 members have been visiting the Chilean Participation group of SDSS-IV. The workshop “Sharing One Sky”, hosted by the University of Valpariso, in Vina del Mar, Chile, provided the opportunity for APOGEE/SDSS-IV education and public outreach enthusiasts to share ideas and learn from the Chilean astronomical community about how to communicate SDSS and APOGEE science in Chile and around the world.

The bi-lingual Spanish-English programme was as follows:
First session: Introduction to the SDSS/APOGEE Survey and Outreach Efforts
Chairman: Ed Murphy
An Introduction to APOGEE, Steven Majewski
Education and Public Outreach with the SDSS, Karen Masters
Dual-­‐‑Language Outreach Efforts for the APOGEE-­2 Survey, David Whelan
SDSS Plate Distribution, Nicholas MacDonald
Second session: Internet-Focused Outreach
Chairman: David Whelan
Bling Bling Universe: Sharing the SDSS with Chilean Students, Nestor Espinoza
Finding our Place in the Mass Media: A View from the Star Tres Initiative, Javiera Rey
Startres.net, the Evolution of a Blog in the Social Media, Karina Rojas
Citizen Science in Astronomy with the Zooniverse, Karen Masters
Explora: Programa Nacional de Divulgación y Valoración de la Ciencia y la Tecnología, Maria Escobar
Outreach and Education Efforts by UNAM in Mexico, Mariana Cano
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