About Us


The Centro de Divulgacion Astronomica Paranal-UCN is a collaboration between ESO (European Southern Observatory) and the Institute of Astronomy of the Universidad Católica del Norte.

The goal of the centre is to share the exciting results from astronomy with the general public in Antofagasta, and increase the awareness of the importance of astronomy in the Second Region of Chile.

Further, the center organises every first Friday of the month, with exception of the months January and February, a public talk in which a professional astronomer talks about a current theme in astronomy.

For more information, please contact us

For a list of past public talks visit here.

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