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Astronomers Without Borders and CienciaPR to Distribute Telescopes to Underserved Schools in Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, PR – Starting this summer, children from all arond Puerto Rico will be able to explore space from their schools’ backyards. The non-profit organization Astronomers Without Borders and Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) will distribute donated telescopes to 20 underserved schools in Puerto Rico. In addition to the telescopes, the schools will receive science education resources that include "The Universe at Your Feet", a collection of astronomy activities in Spanish for children and classrooms, and celestial planispheres or maps to help identify visible stars and constellations. This is all part of a new collaborative initiative called "Astronomía al Servicio" (Astronomy in Service), which seeks to promote education, scientific exploration, and citizen participation.

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