Working Together to Spread Astronomy Education
More than 50 organizations from Chile and the United States recently released a document titled: “Reaching the Stars: Findings of the Chilean-American Summits of Astronomy Education and Outreach”, as a result of their joint participation in the Chilean-American Summits of Education and Dissemination of Astronomy.
The US observatories in Chile, the US Embassy in Chile, the Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT), Fundación Imagen de Chile and the National Science Foundation (NSF) created this document to intended to find and coordinate strategies to promote education of Astronomy and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) careers in Chile and the US.
The book, summarizes contributions from more than one hundred experts to address challenges about coordination and strategic assessments in the education and outreach activities of astronomy in Chile.
At the end of the ceremony, teacher from Carlos Condell de la Haza in La Serena, María Rebeca López, presented CONICYT representatives with the document so that the recommendations could be put into action.