In 2006, CONICYT established the Astronomy Program in order to position this area as strategic for the development of science in our country, and to turn Chile into an astronomy world power. The skies over Chile are extraordinary for astronomical observation. That is why some of the most powerful observatories in the world are located in this country: Gemini–South, GMT, LSST, E–ELT, APEX, and ALMA. In 2020, Chile will concentrate 70% of the world’s telescope infrastructure, which will represent a USD 6 billion investment.
Director: Luis Chavarría Garrido
Budget 2013: USD 1,79 millon
Lines of Action:
Main Achievements in 2012
Advisory Council 2012