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The GalileoMobile starts its South American voyage: astronomy education goes on tour through the Andes Mountains

5 Oct 2009, 13:00 UTC
The GalileoMobile starts its South American voyage: astronomy education goes on tour through the Andes Mountains

Today marks the beginning of the GalileoMobile Project, a two-month expedition to bring the wonder and excitement of astronomy to young people of Chile, Bolivia and Peru. A group of astronomers and educators will travel through a region of the Andes Mountains aboard the GalileoMobile, offering astronomical activities, such as workshops for students and star parties for the general public. Professional filmmakers on the trip will produce a multilingual documentary capturing the thrill of discovery through science, culture and travel.

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