Scientific Events

IV MAS Workshop

13, November, 2017|

IV MAS Workshop January 8th -9th, 2018 Hotel Piedra Verde Machalí, Chile            

Microworkshop on using TOPCAT, STILTS, and ADQL on Astronomical databases

21, September, 2017|

Microworkshop on using TOPCAT, STILTS, and ADQL on Astronomical databases Monday, October 16th, 2017 From 9:30hrs – 16:00hrs, coffee break provided Campus San Joaquin, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Delivered by: Dr. Martin Altmann, Center for Astronomy (ZAH), University of Heidelberg Organized by: Rene A. Mendez (U. de Chile) and Marcio Catelan (PUC) Sponsored by: Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (

Southern Astrophysics Network Workshop 2017

14, September, 2017|

Second SAN Workshop The Southern Astrophysics Network (SAN) is pleased to announce the Second SAN Workshop to be held at the Campus La Casona, UNAB (Santiago, Chile), on November 9


11, August, 2017|

22-26 OCT – 2017 This annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference, held in a different location each year, is a forum for astronomers, computer scientists, software engineers, faculty members and students working in areas related to algorithms, software and systems for the acquisition, reduction, analysis, and dissemination of astronomical data.

“Sharing One Sky II: SDSS, APOGEE, and Astronomy Outreach”

18, May, 2017|

Santiago, Chile, July 22-23, 2017

La Serena School for Data Science: Applied Tools for Data-driven Sciences

6, April, 2017|

We are BACK online for 2017! The 2017 School will be held August 21-29 Applications will open March 1, and be due by Apr 30, 2017 Eligible students include advanced

Astrobiology 2017

4, April, 2017|

Second announcement has been released by Dr. Patricio Rojo chair of the Local Organizing Committee of Astrobiology 2017.

Stellar populations in stellar clusters and dwarf galaxies – new astronomical and astrophysical challenges

20, December, 2016|

Star clusters meeting 2017 Santiago, March 2-3, 2017

III MAS Workshop, 2016

4, November, 2016|

We are excited to announce the upcoming celebration of the 3rd MAS Workshop! Our 2016 meeting will be held in Viña del Mar, on December 14th and 15th. The main

wide-field variability surveys: a 21st-century perspective. 22nd Los Alamos Stellar Pulsation Conference Series Meeting

2, November, 2016|

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2016 Scientific Rationale Astronomy is undergoing a major revolution in the way it approaches its core subject. With the increase in detector

The Supernovae Through the Ages Conference 2016

3, August, 2016|

Easter Island, Chile – August 9-13, 2016 Scientific Rationale Supernova science has entered a golden age with daily announcements of new discoveries. This rate of discovery is only going to increase as we move to an era of large-scale non-targeted surveys, which will culminate with the LSST. In order to take advantage of this deluge of observations the community needs to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of data analysis techniques to ensure that optimal science is achieved. As supernova sample sizes continue to drastically increase, well-observed nearby events will still provide the most direct insights into progenitor properties and explosion mechanisms. Here, the challenge is to obtain multi-wavelength observations at epochs as early as possible post-explosion, where crucial constraints on physics are at their most powerful. This requires early automated classification, to select the optimal subset of supernovae for spectroscopic and photometric follow-up observations. The astrophysical implications when these challenges are overcome can often be strongly constraining on supernova theory and progenitors. Hence, new models and ideas are needed to understand the Universe through the eyes of these explosive events. The conference aims at addressing these challenges (and others) through ‘understanding the past to prepare for the future’. This will be achieved through a focus on past and present surveys, through to future facilities, while also addressing how the study of individual events is evolving to assure the maximum scientific output from explosions in our cosmic neighborhood. In addition, discourse will be included on explosion models, progenitors and their link to stellar evolution, our understanding of strange rare events within the growing diversity of SN classes, and the first supernova explosions in the Universe. The conference celebrates the crucial contributions that Mark Phillips and Nicholas Suntzeff have made to this field. The meeting is being held on Easter Island, a place rich in history, which will be used to inspire the science discussed at the event, including an introductory talk on archeoastronomy of this unique culture. SN2016 webpage

Sharing One Sky: SDSS, APOGEE, and Astronomy Outreach

21, April, 2016|

Viña del Mar, Chile, May 25-26, 2016 First Announcement We are pleased to announce the first SDSS/APOGEE Workshop on Outreach and Education, which will take place at the Hotel Gala


5, April, 2016|

The Millennium Institute of Astrophysics MAS has the honor to present prominent Astronomer and Pennsylvania State University Professor, Eric D. Feigelson, in Chile. He will visit Santiago from April 11th


21, December, 2015|

“Classification of Meteorites: I. Ordinary Chondrite” Seminar

II Workshop MAS

26, November, 2015|

2nd MAS Workshop Program  November 26th 08.00   Bus departure from Plaza Italia (at  Metro “Baquedano”) 11.00 – 12.00 Workshop Registration + Welcoming Coffee Break + Posters Registration 12.00 – 12.30


18, January, 2015|

Announcement We are pleased to invite you to the first MAS Postdoc Symposium, MAS SYPO, that will take place at the Prof. Ninoslav Bralic Auditorium of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Harvard-Chile Special Workshop on Data Science

28, November, 2014|

An Innovative Learning Exchange 4-18 January 2015 The Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University, the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS)


8, November, 2014|

The First CHilean Astronomy Web (CHAW) Workshop will be held in Santiago, Chile, on 18-19 December 2014.   The purpose of the Workshop is to foster international collaborations by welcoming young Chilean scientists

I Workshop MAS

7, August, 2014|

1st MAS Workshop Program August 7th 9.00     Bus departure from the Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas de la Universidad de Chile (at Tupper #2007). 10.30 – 11.30 Workshop Registration (Salón

Astroinformatics 2014

29, July, 2014|

Conference Viña del Mar Valparaíso Region, CHILE 25-29 Aug 2014 Astroinformatics is a thriving new discipline that has emerged at the intersection of astronomy/astrophysics, applied mathematics and high performance computing, arising from the need to address the challenges and opportunities of exponential growth of data volumes, rates and complexity from the next-generation telescopes. During the last two decades, many important new astronomy facilities have been installed in Chile, among them Gemini-South, SOAR (AURA) and VLT Paranal (ESO). Together with the extensive existing facilities, these have created a unique astronomy infrastructure that has triggered the planning and construction of a wide range of major next-generation optical and radio astronomy facilities.  Prominent among these latest projects are the ALMA Observatory (recently inaugurated), the LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) and the E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope), which will bring new frontier of technology requirements for massive data flow management. In fact, the sensing, transmission, process, analysis, storage and archiving of tera- and peta-range volumes of data that these new facilities will need, require a robust set of interdisciplinary skills and this is the right moment to develop them. Within this context, we are specially pleased  to host the Astroinformatics 2014 Conference in Chile (Viña del Mar, Valparaíso Region) that will offer a unique opportunity to address and discuss many of the relevant scientific, technical and infrastructure issues behind the emerging era of big data in astronomy. Each of the four preceding international Astroinformatics conferences have built up a track record of discussion and testing innovative ideas and building broad collaborations. These efforts have formed between not just astronomy institutions but also between astronomy and other disciplines, even including commercial partners, to everyone’s benefit. Sponsors Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM), University of Chile Millennium Institute for Astrophysics CONICYT Chile Millennium Scientific Initiative Registration Regular Registration Fee: CLP 200,000 or USD 400 (includes welcome reception, conference dinner and conference tour) Student Registration Fee: CLP 100,000 or USD 200 (includes welcome reception and conference dinner). A limited number of student registration waivers will be available. For further information contact Francisco Förster – Registration Deadline: 1 August 2014 (online) Contact Eduardo Vera Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) University of Chile Beauchef 851, Santiago, Chile Tel: +562 2978 4939 email: Official website

Formation and Evolution of Star Clusters in Chile

5, May, 2014|

When:  Santiago, May 14-16, 2014 The workshop, open to all Chilean institutes, is meant to put together experts in the field of star clusters with the aim to foster research

La Serena School for Data Science: Applied Tools for Astronomy

5, May, 2014|

The volume and complexity of astronomical data continues to grow as the current generation of surveys come online (PanSTARRS, Dark Energy Survey, VISTA). Astronomers will need to work with giga,

ADeLA 2014

5, May, 2014|

ADeLA is the acronym for “Astronomía Dinámica en Latino-América” (Dynamical Astronomy in Latin-America). ADeLA is a series of scientific meetings that started in 2001 in San Juan, Argentina, and which

5th VVV Science Meeting, Con-Con 2014

5, April, 2014|

Scientific Rationale VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) is one of the six ESO Public Surveys for 4-meter VISTA Telescope. VVV is scanning the Milky Way bulge and an

Harvard-Chile Special Workshop on Data Science

10, November, 2013|

The Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University and the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) of the School of Engineering and