Frequently Asked Questions

Please direct questions to Tim Spuck at AND Mary Mayo at

Who may apply to the program? U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are amateur astronomers, K through college formal and informal educators who teach astronomy as part of their curriculum or program, or Planetarium Educators may apply to ACEAP.

Can NRAO, NOAO, or Gemini employees apply for the program? While we recognize many NRAO, NOAO, and Gemini employees engage in a great deal of astronomy outreach, ACEAP is a collaborative project between Gemini, NOAO, and NRAO. As a result, employees at these facilities would not be eligible.