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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

  

Go to http://www.astro.puc.cl Sent Email to daa@astro.puc.cl
Address:  CAMPUS SAN JOAQUIN
VICUÑA MACKENNA 4860 Casilla 306
Santiago,  
22
Chile
Phone:  (56-2) 3544940
Fax:  (56-2) 3544948
Email:  daa@astro.puc.cl
Website:  http://www.astro.puc.cl
Chair: Dr. Leopoldo Infante
 
General Department Info
Degrees
Offered:
  Bachelors Masters Doctorate
Staff & Student
Numbers:
 
 
Faculty: 8

  Staff: 4
Post Docs: 8

  Grads: 8
Under Grads: 100

Research
Areas:
  Research in observational Astronomy, some research in theoretical astrophysics. Principal topics include extragalactic astronomy (galaxy evolution, properties of the galaxy distribution, distance scales through SNe), Galactic astronomy (extrasolar planets, galactic structure), stellar astrophysics (neutron stars). All astronomers at the Department make intensive use of the astronomical facilities available in Chile.
Facilities:  The Department has access to 10% observing time available to the Chilean institutions, from all the astronomical observatories in the northern Chile. The department has the top end Linux and Unix computers to process and analyse the data. Also the Department has a 40cm telescope for education.







Science Quote

'One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day.'

Albert Einstein
(1879-1955)


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