This section contains a listing of materials we have created to facilitate communicating science to the public. They include different mediums and different events. You are welcome to use these materials but we ask you to let us know through Facebook. On Facebook become a friend of Mucarita Astrofisica. If you describe your event, we can suggest additional resources for your activity.


  1. Futuros Científicos Future Scientists (2009)
  2. Mercury Galileo's Challenge (2009)
  3. Venus Galileo's Challenge (2009)
  4. Mars Galileo's Challenge (2009)
  5. Jupiter Galileo's Challenge (2009)
  6. Saturn Galileo's Challenge (2009)
  7. Uranus Galileo's Challenge (2009)
  8. Neptune Galileo's Challenge (2009)
  9. Pluto Special Activity "Plutón se casa"(2017)


  1. Moon Mask for children at "Astronomy Night at the White House" event at UPR (October 19.2015)


  1. Universe (pamphlet) (2009) Short Supplement style handout
  2. IYA 2009 Final Report - This includes our report of events in Puerto Rico by Carmen Pantoja pp. 1174-1187 (2010)
  3. Llegamos en Paz para Toda la Humanidad 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission, Discussion Panel at the Ateneo Puertorriqueño (the Panel ocurred on 21 July 2009, the Book was printed in 2010)


  1. El Año Internacional de la Astronomía Program num. 321 of Voz del Centro Podcast with Daniel Altschuler (15 feb 2009)
  2. Seis de Galileo Lyrics by Ramón López Alemán and Song recorded by music group "Cantores de Bayamón" (2009)

Astronomy Blogs

  1. La Luna Durmió conmigo Astronomers Without Borders Blog - Translation by Carmen Pantoja of a poem by Luis Lloréns Torres (2010)
  2. Material Didáctico para Ciegos is a Blog with the Accessible Activities and Materials our group has developed. Blog created (2009) and maintained by Gloria Isidro (Caribbean University)

YouTube Videos

  1. Stars for All/Estrellas Para Todos - Accessible Astronomy (2015)
  2. HTE announcement -This is an announcement for the "Here, There and Everywhere" exhibit prepared by one of our students: Ernesto Lucca (his voice and he is playing the piano) (2013)
  3. HTE interviews -These are interviews to visitors to the "Here, There and Everywhere" exhibit made by one of our students: Ernesto Lucca (2013)
  4. STEM Accessibility Workshop - "Touching the Stars" Workshop at Education Faculty (2010)
  5. Let's Play with Galileo "A Jugar con Galileo" Astronomy Bingo adapted for persons with visual impairments (2010)
  6. IYA2009-Puerto Rico and Israel - Science Outreach exchange between Puerto Rico and Israel (2009)
  7. Starry Messengers Training Workshop - Workshop directed at Undergraduate students that worked as Volunteers during IYA2009 (2008)
  8. Accessible STEM Activities in Israel - Science Outreach exchange between Puerto Rico and Israel (2009)
  9. Astrolab UPRRP - Description of Astronomy Laboratory at UPRRP (2009)
  10. Nebulosa del Cangrejo - Adapted Image of the Crab Nebula (2009)
  11. Remanente de Supernova Vela - Adapted Image of Vela SNR (2009)
  12. Arecibo Observatory - Parts of the Radio Telescope (2009)

Other Videos

  1. An Equatorial View of the Heavens Above - GEAS Project interviews Mayra Lebrón and Carmen Pantoja (2011)
  2. Primer Foro sobre la Educación Informal de la Ciencia - Conference on Communicating Science to the Public (April 27 - 30, 2015) Department of Physical Sciences General Sciences Faculty, UPRRP organized by Mayra Lebrón
  3. Arecibo Observatory Movie prepared by students of the UPR for the 100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project of the IYA2009 (April 2009)

Posters we Created to Announce Activities


  1. Observando el Universo Reserva natural Punta Tuna, Maunabo (April 9, 2011)
  2. Year of the Solar System Conferences (2011)
  3. Schedule of Events for Year of the Solar System (2011)
  4. Film Fest for Year of the Solar System (2011)
  5. Film 2001 (Year of the Solar System) (2011)
  6. Film Alien (Year of the Solar System) (2011)
  7. Film Koyaanisqatsi (Year of the Solar System) (2011)
  8. Film Solaris (Year of the Solar System) (2011)
  9. Film Solaris (Year of the Solar System) (2011)
  10. 2012

  11. Conferences by Alberto Noriega (IPAC/CalTech) (2012)
  12. 2013

  13. Announcement Flyer ("Here, There and Everywhere Exhibit") (2013)
  14. 2015

  15. The Quantum Universe Conference of Hitoshi Murayama (Dec 7, 2015)
  16. Astronomy Night "Astronomy Night at the White House" event at UPR (October 19, 2015)

Press Releases and Articles


  1. The Hispanic Physicist Newsletter of the National Society of Hispanic Physicists (April 2004)
  2. 2008

  3. Article UPR-Arecibo student participating of IYA2009 inauguration Diálogo, December 30, 2008
  4. 2009

  5. AAAS Conference Announcement AAAS Caribbean Commitment to Public Engagement (2009)
  6. AAAS Conference AAAS Caribbean Commitment to Public Engagement (2009)
  7. 400 Years of the Telescope Newsletter Article about visit of the Astronauts Acaba and Swanson to Puerto Rico during IYA2009. (July 2009)
  8. Interview with Carmen A. Pantoja, Puerto Rican Single Point of Contact (July 2009)
  9. Portal to the Universe IYA2009 News from Puerto Rico (Dec 2009)
  10. Article of Astronomy Dominican Republic (April 18, 2009)
  11. Article about Concert ("The Planets") at UPR-May Diálogo (October 28, 2009)
  12. Article about IYA2009-Malta Project "Moon for All Mankind" to photograph the Moon Article by UPRRP student:Gladys Bello, Diálogo (June 16, 2009)
  13. Article about 100 Hours of Astronomy event in Puerto Rico Article by one of our Starry Messengers:Natalia Bonilla, Diálogo (March 31, 2009)
  14. Article about Astronaut Joseph Acaba Diálogo, March 9, 2009
  15. Dos Asteroides Potencialmente Peligrosos by Gladys Bello, Diálogo, October 29, 2009
  16. 2010

  17. IAU Information Bulletin January 2010, num 105 Admission of Mayra Lebron and Carmen Pantoja to the IAU (2010)
  18. The International Year of Astronomy 2009 IAU summary by Pedro Russo. Our posters are listed in article. (2010)
  19. Beyond IYA2009 Article Space Scopes (Jan 2010)
  20. Article about Future Scientists Activity Article by one of our Starry Messengers:Natalia Bonilla, Diálogo (October 5, 2009)
  21. 2011

  22. Luna Táctil Universidad de Valencia - Press Release (2011)
  23. Explorador del Cosmos Artículo de Daniel Altschuler (2 de enero 2011) ENDI
  24. 2012

  25. Mercury -This issue includes two pictures of our posters in the Communicating Science Conference (2012)
  26. Conference about Sptzer Space Telescope by Alberto Noriega ENDI (25 April 2012)
  27. 2014

  28. Artículo de Primera Hora (04/28/2014)
  29. Actividad en ASPIRA de Puerto Rico Observation of the Sun at ASPIRA (April 2014)
  30. Primera Hora (April 28, 2014) Sun Day at ASPIRA de Puerto Rico


  31. Light Beyond the Bulb CAP Journal (Sept 2015)
  32. Exposición de Imágenes Fox Latino (April 5, 2015)
  33. Tocar la Luna Article by Amelia Ortiz Gil University of Valencia regarding tactile Moon Project, August 21, 2015