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Astronomy Education With Puerto Rico

Working with Puerto Ricans to restoring astronomy education capacity in the wake of Hurricane María.

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Astronomy Education with Puerto Rico is a new non-profit 501c3, organized in August 2018 by US astronomy educators across the nation to restore astronomy education capacity in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Partnered with the Puerto Rico Astronomy Society (PRAS), we’ve identified 2 specific immediate projects: refurbishment of the Planetarium at Ferré Science Park projection equipment, and the completion of the Gregory García Optical Observatory at Ana G. Méndez University System. As funds permit, we’ll take on other projects. The time is now appropriate to fundraise for these, as more crucial infrastructure problems are mostly addressed, and the US response to the devastation wrought by Maria is under renewed scrutiny.