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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.