LCO was part of the Puerto de Ideas Festival 2022

For the second consecutive year, Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) participated in the Science Walk of the Puerto de Ideas Festival, held in Antofagasta between April 21 and 24, 2022. This year, the activity was completely face-to-face and took place at Sitio Cero, located next to Mallplaza and the Huanchaca Ruins.

LCO traveled together with the Mobile Laboratory “Conciencia Astronomía”, operated jointly with the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) and the Ecoscience Foundation, where experiments on light, optics and telescopes were carried out. In addition, LCO set up an inclusive exhibition in conjunction with the inclusive outreach initiative Dedoscopio, to explain, through touch, to visually impaired people about different objects in the Solar System. 

Both the stand and the mobile laboratory were visited mainly by children and young people during the week, and by the general public on the weekend. About a thousand people enjoyed both experiences. 

After the Science Walk, on April 25 the mobile laboratory visited the Juan José Latorre Educational Complex, located in Mejillones. The following day, the sample arrived at the General Manuel Baquedano School, F-78, in Sierra Gorda. In both establishments, experiments on optics were carried out with enthusiastic groups of students.

The Puerto de Ideas festival is presented jointly with Escondida BH.

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