Category: View From Chile

An Astronomical Scene

Where can you find an Italian professor teaching an American student in Spanish using lecture slides written in English? In the astronomy course I took at Chile’s Pontifícia Universidad Católica (PUC)…

Observing Under the Splendor of the Chilean Sky

I look at the sky. The stunning Chilean nighttime sky. Walking outside from the cozy control room of the telescope, from where I control the instrument and make my observations, I let my…

Heaven Above

Lasers, silicon-based light detectors, supercomputers, and giant glass disks all contribute to new techniques for astronomers to discover the properties of our universe. But one of the most…

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