News

Astronomers establish key factor to determine the expansion of the Universe

12, June, 2017|

One of the greatest challenges that scientists have had to face until now is establishing a precise scale that can allow them to measure distances in the Universe. One method that has had successful results is the one that combines supernovae with Cepheid variables, which also allows to accurately establish the Hubble constant that measures the expansion of the Universe.

(Español) Programa Astro Club realizó taller en Colegio Madre Tierra de Las Condes

25, May, 2017|

Sorry, this entry is only available in European Spanish.

Interview with Prof. Pablo A. Estévez, President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

16, May, 2017|

MAS’ Associate Researcher, Pablo Estévez gave an interview to Dr. David Fogel, Evolutionary Computation pioneer:  Original source

For second year in a row, Chilean students invited to reflect on asteroids

12, May, 2017|

The new edition of Asteroid Day’s short-stories contest, organized by the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics MAS and The Institute of Astrophysics of Universidad Católica, is carried out for a second year as part of the International Asteroid Day, next June 30th.

UC’s Center of Astro-Engineering’s and MAS’ Researcher honored with important recognition: An asteroid named after her

11, May, 2017|

Millarca is the new name of asteroid 11819, located at the principal asteroids belt. Millarca Valenzuela is a geologist and researcher at the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics MAS and AIUC, and she was honored with this recognition at the 2017 Asteroids, Comets and Meteors (ACM) Conference that was carried out during April in Montevideo.

(Español) Estudiantes de Licenciatura y Doctorado en Astrofísica de la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas de la Universidad Andrés Bello dieron inicio a las actividades de AstroClub en Santiago

3, May, 2017|

Sorry, this entry is only available in European Spanish.

For the first time MAS is part of Puerto Ideas Festival in Antofagasta

2, May, 2017|

With two workshops, one focused on the Sun and the other one on the Moon, MAS is part for the first time of Puerto Ideas Festival in Antofagasta.

MAS opens second season of Explorers, from atom to cosmos

28, April, 2017|

“Explorers, from atom to cosmos,” TV show co-produced by Imago Producciones and 24Hrs Channel, premiered its second season with a episode fully dedicated to the Millennium Institute of astrophysics MAS.

For the first time MAS is part of Lollapalooza 2017

3, April, 2017|

The Millennium Institute of Astrophysics MAS was part for the first time of Lollapalooza 2017, last April 1st – 2nd, extending the invitation to all the participants of this annual event to observe and learn more about the Sun.

Cosmic explosion puzzles astronomers

31, March, 2017|

A mysterious flash of X-rays had been discovered by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory This source likely comes from some sort of destructive event never seen before.

Seeing the whole galaxy with a ‘second eye on the sky’

30, March, 2017|

Earlier this month, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) reached an important milestone by opening its “second eye on the sky” – a new instrument called the “APOGEE South spectrograph.”

MAS to open second season of 24Hrs Channel’s “Explorers, from atom to cosmos”

29, March, 2017|

The episode premieres on April 5th at 16.30hrs.

MAS launches new animated short video about astronomy

17, March, 2017|

After the two first editions and more than 70,000 views, The Millennium Institute of astrophysics MAS launches the third chapter of this series of short videos about astronomy created by renowned national illustrator, Guillermo “Guillo” Bastías.

(Español) MAS lanza cómic de astronomía para público general

17, March, 2017|

Sorry, this entry is only available in European Spanish.

(Español) MAS tiene dos nuevos graduados de Magister

3, February, 2017|

Sorry, this entry is only available in European Spanish.

(Español) MAS lanza nueva imagen en su sitio web

2, February, 2017|

Sorry, this entry is only available in European Spanish.

MAS named Local Coordinator of International Asteroid Day

2, February, 2017|

The international organization of this celebration, led by astrophysicist and Queen’s guitarist, Brian May, highlighted MAS’ work during the last two years.

Chilean scientists develop camera network to detect meteors and “hunt” meteorites that hit national territory

26, January, 2017|

Millarca Valenzuela, geologist and part of the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics MAS and the Centre for Astro-engineering UC (AIUC), leads CHACANA Project (Chilean Allsky Camera Network for Astro-geosciences,) which already has the first cameras that will work as a prototype to create a network that will allow the monitoring of meteors that enter the atmosphere and hit national territory.

MAS to carry out astronomical observation night at summer camp in VI Region

17, January, 2017|

For the first time, the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics MAS will join Mundo Ideal Foundation to organize an astronomical observation night at the Mapu Co – Antu Summer Camp that this foundation carries out every year in Rengo at the foothills of the Andes in the VI Region.

For second year in a row, 1000 Students from three different regions of Chile welcomed astronomy workshops: “MAS at your school”

27, December, 2016|

This activity, part of the outreach program ObservaMAS: Bringing you closer to the Cosmos, is an effort in partnership with the Faculty of Education in Basic Sciences of the Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences UMCE.

(Español) MAS se reúne por tercera vez en su Workshop anual

15, December, 2016|

Sorry, this entry is only available in European Spanish.