The 1st Chilean-Spanish School on Astrochemistry has just begun this week at the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional de Cerro Galán, located in Santiago (Republic of Chile). The school is organized by the Universidad de Chile, Universidad Autónoma de Chile and the Group of Molecular Astrophysics at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM-CSIC).
Six spanish researchers take part in the school (José Cernicharo, head of the Group of Molecular Astrophysics at ICMM-CSIC, Javier R. Goicoechea, Marcelino Agúndez, Belén Tercero, all from ICMM-CSIC, together with Asunción Fuente, astronomer at the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional in Spain and Carlos Cabezas, researcher at the Universidad de Valladolid).
The school will consist of several conferences on astronomical instrumentation, observational techniques and methods to derive the physical conditions in the Interstellar Medium. Several workshops will be held on molecular spectroscopy, theoretical calculations and chemical modelling.
Link to the school webpage: 1ª Escuela Hispano-Chilena de Astroquímica
Link to “La Nación” newspaper article: “Primera Escuela Chilena de Astroquímica inicia actividades”