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The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) consists of Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, AZ; Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory near La Serena, Chile, and the NOAO System Science Center. NOAO's purpose is to provide the best ground-based astronomical telescopes to the nation's astronomers, to help advance all aspects of US astronomy and to promote public understanding and support of science. Toward the latter point, the NOAO Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Program was established to make the science and scientists of NOAO more accessible to the K-12 and college-level communities. Learn more about the programs of NOAO EPO by visiting www.noao.edu/education. NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA), under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
CADIAS (Centro de Apoyo a la Didáctica de la Astronomía) is an Astonomy Teaching Support Center located in Altovalsol, La Serena, Chile. It is under the support of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), the Municipality of La Serena and the Chilean National Library and Archives Office. CADIAS supports teacher training in astronomy, a pedagogical support library, use of a portable planetarium in schools, star parties for students, astronomy conferences for educators, videoconferences with the U.S. on astronomy for teachers and students, and a program to preserve dark skies. Learn more about CADIAS by visiting www.ctio.noao.edu/noao/content/CADIAS.
IDA (the "International Dark-Sky Association") strives to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through quality outdoor lighting. Through educational materials and programs, IDA raises awareness about light pollution, its adverse effects, and its solutions.
Learn more about IDA by visiting www.darksky.org.