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Happy #MoonDay. This enhanced image of the moon was taken with the NOAO Mosaic CCD camera using two of the National Science Foundation's telescopes located at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Ariz. This composite image demonstrates the large field of view of the 0.9-meter telescope when using Mosaic, a view that covers more than five times the area of the moon. Without sacrificing high resolution, details as small as a few kilometers across can be seen on the lunar surface.
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Photo credit: T.A.Rector, I.P.Dell'Atonio/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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"Thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, #ACEAP will develop a core group of individuals with a deep understanding of NSF supported facilities in Chile, and enhanced STEM communication skills needed to share this knowledge with a diverse public." -- @national.radio.astronomy
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Photo credit: Charles Blue, NRAO
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For my last photo... On Cerro Tololo this what’s known as the "mushroom farm," a collection of observatories run by institutions across the Americas. A great visual of the collective science being done under Chilean skies! -- SC
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Galactic core over #CerroTololo. Thrilled to be seeing John Herschel's southern skies for the first time. Thanks to Olivet Nazarene for the equipment. -- SC
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Part of this year's #ACEAP team, along with our guide, showing more poise at the edge of 8000 feet than I would. (There's a reason I'm the one taking this shot 🙃) -- SC
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The road to @alma.observatory. The climatological and geographical characteristics have made the northern Chilean region a global leader in astronomy. -- SC

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At the @alma.observatory high site, we’re watching a Sunburst over one of the 66 anetnnea! -- SC

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Hi! Stephen Case over here! I got to see the highest supercomputer in the world, which computes 1000+ baselines between the 66 radio antennae at the @alma.observatory high site.
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My last photo, pressure at 16500 ft. vs Pressure at 2000 ft. Science is cool! -- MM
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8000 ft above sea level with beautiful views of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and #GeminiObservatory thanks to #ACEAPAmbassador and #NSFastronomy. -- MM

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We ran into a bit of trouble as we drove away from the dishes. Not one, but TWO trucks got stuck in the sandy snow. We had to get help to get out! (swipe to left) … while @alma.observatory staff dug the trucks free, I took the opportunity to do something I have never done before... make a snow angel! -- MM
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