The Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS) is one the most important astronomical research centers in Chile. Their mission is to help Chile to become one of the world leaders in astronomy over the next decades, training scientists in this new era of digital data and contributing to the development of Chilean astronomy and its public evaluation. The Millennium Institute of Astrophysics is hosting various Asteroid Day events all over Chile, centered on the film projection of 51 Degrees North. The events confirmed thus far will be hosted in Santiago, Chile, listed below:
51 Degrees North Movie Projection and discussion with a panel of experts.
Planetario Santiago, Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins N°3349, Estación Central
June 30th. 18:30 hrs. Event opens to general public. Free access
51 Degrees North Movie Projection for secondary student
Campus San Joaquín Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Macul
June 30th 11:00 hrs. Event opens to secondary students. Free access
Details about additional AD events in other locations of Chile are currently being firmly-established.
MAS is capturing the essence of the Asteroid Day mission statement by spreading global awareness about asteroids not only by hosting an Asteroid Day event, but also by physically spreading awareness throughout the country and making asteroid education accessible through their events.
ASTEROID WRITING CONTEST
“Primary and Secondary students from all parts of Chile can participate in the first version of this short-stories contest organized by the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics MAS and the UC’s Institute of Astrophysics in partnership with Universidad de Santiago’s Planetarium and Museo Interactivo Mirador. The students will have to tell a story, fiction or nonfiction, about asteroids to celebrate the International Asteroid Day.”
The Millennium Institute of Astrophysics MAS and the UC’s Institute of Astrophysics in partnership with Universidad de Santiago’s Planetarium and Museo Interactivo Mirador, have come together to present the first asteroid short-story contest! The challenge is to write a story in only 108 words. Asteroid Day is held each year on the anniversary of the largest impact in recent history, the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia. This year will be the 108-year anniversary of the impact, therefore the 108-word short story cleverly commemorates the 108 anniversary of the asteroid impact that affected Tunguska. For the full press release, visit: http://www.astrofisica.cl/?p=5509&lang=en or formore information and contest’s guidelines go to: http://diaasteroide.wix.com/concurso2016