Welcome! My name is Ariel Hicks and I am a 2017 Astronomy In Chile Education Ambassador Program cohort member (ACEAP). I represent a project called #popscope. It stands for pop-up telescope. #Popscope is an urban movement that aims to reconnect diverse communities to the night sky and to each other by hosting free, “pop-up” astronomy nights in public spaces. For thousands of years, the night sky has inspired and brought people and communities together. We hope to bring people together for many more. (www.popscope.org)

I originally planned to vlog about my journey. I’ve since found that vlogging takes too much time. Each day has been jam packed with learning and excitement. Please follow along here for written updates and photos.