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CienciaPR partners with astronomy organizations to train educators in Puerto Rico

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Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), in collaboration with the Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE), the Puerto Rico Astronomy Society, and Dr. Wanda Díaz Merced of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), held a series of workshops from February 15-18, 2019. The purpose of these free courses was to train educators to promote the teaching and active learning of astronomy in schools, through models and observation of phenomena. The courses were held at the Metropolitan University in Bayamón, and were led by Dr. Beatriz García, vice president of NASE and Ángela Pérez. Thirty-two (32) Puerto Rican educators participated, in turn, they are expected to impact around 1000 students.

CienciaPR busca voluntarios para charlas en escuelas del Depto. de Educación

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Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) busca profesionales en las áreas de STEM para servir como voluntarios ofreciendo charlas en escuelas públicas, como parte del proyecto 

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Asteroid named to honor Puerto Rican scientist

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The International Astronomical Union named an asteroid 33012 Eddie Irizarry, in honor of the Puerto Rican scientist and vicepresident of the Astronomy Society of the Caribbean.

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Total solar eclipses rare in Puerto Rico

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Due to its limited territorial expansion, annular or total solar eclipses in Puerto Rico are rare.

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Arecibo Observatory helps solve mystery in galaxy far away

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Astronomers identified, for the first time, the location of repetitive emissions called fast radio bursts (FRB) to a galaxy 2.5 billion years away. The Arecibo Observatory played a key role in identifying the location of these FRB.

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Beca Víctor Blanco para investigación de verano en física y astronomía

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The Victor M Blanco Fellowships were established by the National Society of Hispanic Physicists to encourage Hispanic students to pursue a degree in physics and astronomy. The program is a partnership between the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Fermi National Laboratory (Fermilab), and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt University.

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Free observation of the Orion Nebula this Saturday in Santa Isabel

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The Astronomy Society of Puerto Rico will host an astronomy night to observe the Orion Nebulosa on January 9, 2016 from 7:30pm AST next to  Finca Monsanto (Bo. Playita Cortada) in Santa Isabel.

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Recently discovered asteroid will come close to Earth on Sunday

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Space rocks continue to be hard to detect when they are relatively small. An asteroid which size is estimated between 29 and 91 feet in diameter will pass close to Earth on Sunday, informed the Center of Asteroid Detection of the Astronomical International Union.

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Four decades of the UPR Mayagüez Planetarium's

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The Planetarium at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez opened its doors in 1973 and has served close to half a million visitors.

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