Author Archives: Carol Rojas

UAI students visited LCO

With the purpose of promoting interest in research, three students from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, UAI, winners as the best projects of the Workshop on Directed Research (TID), visited the Las Campanas Observatory, LCO. Josefina Parada, Edel Fernández and Jorge Petit-Laurent were received by the Director of LCO, Leopoldo Infante, who told them about the history…

Chief of Budget Management Control and Accounting Officer

Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) of the Carnegie Institution for Science – a World-class International Scientific Organization, is seeking a: Chief of Budget Management Control and Accounting Officer  We are looking for a fully bilingual engineer (fluency in Spanish and English) with a degree or specialization in Budget Management to lead our Budget Management and Accounting…

LCO was part of Congreso Futuro in the Province of Chañaral

On December 12 and 13, “Congreso Futuro en tu Comuna” was held in the Atacama Region, a scientific-cultural event that brings together people of all ages and whose purpose is to disseminate and teach about science through experiments, exhibitions and lectures. For the first time, Las Campanas Observatory was part of this event, participating together…

The documentary “Navegantes del Tiempo” was released

With the telescopes currently under construction, Chile will reach about 70% of the world’s astronomical capacity for earth observation by the end of this decade. However, despite being an astronomical paradise, the origins of this important activity in Chile have been forgotten. The documentary “Navegantes del Tiempo” seeks to rescue the history of the first…

LCO Instrument Specialist

The Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) of the Carnegie Institution for Science Observatories – a world-class astronomical institution – is seeking an engineer/specialist to work in the role of instrumentation specialist at the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes. LCO operates the telescopes on behalf of a consortium of universities, as well as a suite of telescopes, 2.5…

IT SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) of Carnegie Institution for Science, a world-class astronomy institution, is seeking: IT SOFTWARE ENGINEER The Software Engineer is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the operational software required by the various departments of LCO. Duties and Responsibilities: -Analyze, design, test and develop web applications that meet LCO’s operational requirements…

LCO was part of CIAAXXII

Las Campanas Observatory, LCO, participated in the XXIII version of the International Congress of Astronomy Amateurs CIAAXXII organized in 2023 by the Science Park Foundation in Santo Domingo, Chile, and held between November 8 and 11. LCO was part of the event conducting workshops in the LabMóvil “Conciencia Astronomía”- operated jointly by LCO, GMTO and…

LCO celebrates science month in Chile

To celebrate science month in Chile, during October 2023 the Mobile Laboratory “Conciencia Astronomía” operated by the Las Campanas Observatory (LCO), in alliance with the EcoScience Foundation and the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMTO), visited the third and fourth regions of Chile, to carry out activities with children, young people and adults. The first activity took…