Milky Way seen from Cerro Tololo.

Summer Activity

This has been a very busy summer!  Much of my time was spent traveling, so here are some blog posts of those travels for you to enjoy. The trip to Chile was possible with the kind and generous support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador Program (ACEAP), and Phillips Exeter Academy. If you are interested in learning more about the trip or astronomy in Chile, feel free to contact me: jblackwell AT

Arrival in Santiago

Visit to AURA

Under the Stars of Cerro Tololo: Night 1

Under the Stars of Cerro Tololo: Night 2

Panoramic Chile

Cerro Pachón & Gemini South Telescope

Cerro Tololo: A Summit of Telescopes

San Pedro de Atacama and ALMA