The European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, builds and operates a suite of the world’s most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes.

The Institute for Astronomy of the Universidad Católica del Norte (IA-UCN) has an agreement with ESO, the European Southern Observatory, on the use of the 1m telescope on La Silla Observatory. ESO funds and supports the activities of the centro de divulgacion astronomica Paranal-UCN.

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