Author Archives: Carol Rojas

Video: VAR! Plate 100th Anniversary

Edwin Hubble’s 1923 discovery of the Andromeda Galaxy’s true nature marks a pivotal moment in the history of astronomy. From a universe limited to the Milky Way, Hubble’s work propelled us into a vast cosmos teeming with countless galaxies. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of this revolutionary event, we honor Hubble’s enduring legacy and…

New astronomical areas: Steps for global leadership

By Daniela González E. Executive Director Fundación Cielos de Chile The decree that establishes the new areas with scientific and research value for astronomical observation is a milestone not only for the astronomical community, but also paves the way for Chile to consolidate itself as the eyes of the world towards the universe. Among the…

The protection of the dark skies

On June 27, 2023, the decree that identifies areas with scientific and research value for astronomical observation was published in Chile’s official newspaper. In addition, the country’s new illumination standard, which extends protection from three regions to the entire territory, is expected to be published soon. The above, together, seek to reduce light pollution both…

How did galaxies transform the early universe?

In the early universe, the gas between stars and galaxies was opaque – energetic starlight could not penetrate it. But 1 billion years after the big bang, the gas had become completely transparent. Why? New data from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has pinpointed the reason: The galaxies’ stars emitted enough light to heat and…

LCO carries out activities with students in Rapa Nui

In the past, the inhabitants of Oceania faced the sea with confidence because they learned to know and interpret it. They did this by developing a navigation system based mainly on the stars, which marked the position of the islands on the horizon, in addition to other calculations related to ocean currents and wind direction.…