The Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program is now accepting applications! Here's your chance for that once in a lifetime experience!
The Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP https://public.nrao.edu/look-deeper/aceap/ ) is a collaboration between AUI http://www.aui.edu/ , the National Radio Astronomy Observatory https://www.nrao.edu/ , National Optical Astronomy Observatory http://www.noao.edu/, and Gemini Observatory http://www.gemini.edu/, and is supported by the National Science Foundation http://www.nsf.gov (NSF 1439408). The Program brings amateur astronomers, planetarium personnel, and K-16 formal and informal astronomy educators to US astronomy facilities in Chile. While at these facilities, ACEAP Ambassadors will receive extensive training about the instruments, the science, data products, and communicating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts. When they return home, the Ambassadors will share their experiences and observatory resources with schools and community groups across the US.
The program is open to amateur astronomers, K through college formal and informal educators who teach astronomy as part of their curriculum or program, and planetarium educators, who are U.S. Citizens.
Check it out at - https://public.nrao.edu/look-deeper/aceap