What’s that Glow?

  What’s that Glow? Cerro Pachón is one of the best sites in the world for astronomical observations due the darkness of the night sky. However, sometimes there is a strange brightness of different colors throughout the entire sky known as airglow. Airglow is caused by the ultraviolet light from the Sun that constantly hits […]

Promoting Collaboration between Gemini and Korea

Around 60 scientists from all around the world, gathered in the joint Chile-Korea-Gemini workshop on “Accretion Processes
 in Symbiotic Stars and Related Objects“, on December 4-7 at Universidad de La Serena, in Chile. In recent years, the Chilean and Korean astronomical communities have begun a path of collaboration that will bring them closer despite the great […]

Working Together to Spread Astronomy Education

Working Together to Spread Astronomy Education More than 50 organizations from Chile and the United States recently released a document titled: “Reaching the Stars: Findings of the Chilean-American Summits of Astronomy Education and Outreach”, as a result of their joint participation in the Chilean-American Summits of Education and Dissemination of Astronomy. The US observatories in […]

Observing the Universe (Almost) From Home

On November 14th the Gemini South telescope began Base Facility Operations (BFO). The BFO project achieves the goal of complete remote operations from a fully equipped control room at the telescope’s base facility in the city with no support staff on Cerro Pachón during the night. The Base Facility Operations team worked very hard for more than […]

First Chile-Korea-Gemini Workshop on Stellar Astrophysics

First Chile-Korea-Gemini Workshop on Stellar Astrophysics The astronomy communities in Chile and Korea have established fruitful collaborations in several fields of astrophysics since Koreaʻs engagement with Gemini Observatory as a limited-term participant with Gemini. Within that framework, Gemini Observatory, Sejong University, and the University of La Serena – with sponsorship by the The Korea Astronomy […]