AMA09 Chilean Node –Haydee Domic –Carolina Diaz –Lillyam Mendez –Guillermo Damke –Amelia Ramirez –Pedro Sanhueza –Gonzalo Argandoña –Roger Leiton –Nahdy Moreno –José Maza –Nikolaus Vogt –Carmen Gloria Jiménez –Laura Anguita –María Antonieta Garcia –Hugo Ochoa –David Orellana –Laura Ventura –Valentina Rodríguez –Ricardo Leiva –Andreas Reisenegger –Patricio Rojo –Doug Geisler There are 22 volunteers actively participating in IYA09 preparation Universidad de Chile Universidad Católica Universidad de La Serena Universidad Valparaiso Universidad de Atacama Universidad de Concepción GEMINI Universidad de Santiago NOAO ESO ACHAYA SOCHIAS PROED CADIAS OPCC 15 institutions 5 cities
AMA09 Chilean Node Funded through 2007-2008 –by the Gemini fund for the Development of Astronomy and Related Sciences in Chile –has a total of US $15,000 for domestic and international meetings organizational expenses
AMA09 Chilean Node 3 meetings, so far. Established main guidelines Consolidated group Identified two types of events/activities: –To be realized during 2009 only –To last beyond 2009 Identified two kind of focus –Education –Society
AMA09 Chilean Node We separated in three working groups –Society –Education –Administration / Public relations Coordination Centralized proposals requests (funding) Web page
Education Working Group Astronomical Conferences –Middle- and high-school students National conference –Once a year starting 2008 –Scientific presentations (not bibliographical) –Selection through applications AMA09 seal of approval –Approval guidelines –Funding eligibility –2 types: »Congress: logistic requirements »Personal: project quality requirements
Education Working Group Astronomical conferences –Amateur: Latin-American wide –Professional: History of Regional Astronomy Activities package –Scout camps –Star Parties –School teachers Public Talks and Workshops School-curriculum proposal?
Society Working Group Open Spaces –Images exhibition (worldwide effort) –Sculptures and paintings –Astro Day Chile Coordinated publicity from professional observatories in public places Science and engineering Itinerary exhibitions –Bus with astronomy posters and images. –Inflatable planetariums (3 in Chile)
Society Working Group Open competitions –Specific goals and prizes –Two focus Youngsters: photograph, painting, essays University students: projects with more specialization Collectible Albums Library –Books –Telescopes
Society Working Group Open doors –Coordination between amateur, institutional, and professional observatories and planetariums –Specific day(s) –Dark night? Coordination with municipalities Media –Radio, TV recordings to distribute freely on other broadcasting stations. –Production of TV original series.
Global Efforts UNAWE Globe at Night Sidewalk Astronomy