COVID-19: Status of AURA Operations and Facilities

COVID-19: Status of AURA Operations and Facilities

UPDATE March 25 - In response to the continued COVID-19 outbreak in the US and Chile, AURA is announcing the ...
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SATCON1 Report on Effects of Large Satellite Constellations on Astronomy

Astronomers and satellite operators agree there’s a problem; report explores practical ways to address it and identifies issues for further ...
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AURA Observatory: 5th Anniversary of the First Dark Sky Sanctuary in the World

AURA Observatory: 5th Anniversary of the First Dark Sky Sanctuary in the World

Five years ago, on 9 August 2015, at the International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Honolulu, Hawai’i, the International Dark-Sky ...
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Resources for #ShutdownSTEM

Resources for #ShutdownSTEM

#ShutdownSTEM, Wednesday June 10, is a day of international protest of systemic racism in research and academia calling for STEM ...
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Statement from AURA President, June 2020

These past few weeks have been heart wrenching, difficult and painful, in so many ways ...
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IAU-NRF Regional Office of Astronomy for Development Launched in North America

The North American Regional Office of Astronomy for Development was officially established on 29th January 2020 at a signing ceremony ...
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Barbara Lam appointed as AURA CFO

The Association of Universities in Astronomy (AURA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Lam as Chief Financial Officer ...
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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Named After Astronomer Vera C. Rubin

Poised to conduct a vast, deep astronomical survey of the dynamic Universe from high in the Chilean Andes, the Large ...
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Ameerah McBride Announced as AURA's first Chief Diversity Officer

Ameerah McBride Announced as AURA’s first Chief Diversity Officer

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ameerah McBride as its ...
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AURA Statement on the Starlink Constellation of Satellites

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is the managing organization for many ground-based telescopes for National Science ...
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Padre Picetti

AURA Observatory opens applications for the 2019 AURA Padre Picetti Award

AURA is now accepting applications for the 2019 AURA Padre Picetti Award, open to all teachers in Chile! Every year ...
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10-28 UPDATE: AURA Status during current situation in Chile

Late Friday October 18, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera declared a state of emergency in the province of Santiago, Valparaiso, Concepción, ...
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