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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…

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…