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astroserena talk

The successful cycle invites us to know what is being done in border astronomy in the Coquimbo Region.

"Clash of Galaxies - Problems in Universal Traffic" is the title of the next talk of the second season of the cycle "AstroSerena - Exploring the Cosmos from the Coquimbo Region", which will offer the PhD in Astronomy at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and University of Aix Marseille, (France), Sergio Torres.

In this presentation, the Director (s), academic and researcher of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of La Serena will discuss how these structures interact, allowing us to know more about the evolution of the galaxies that we observe today in our Universe, including the future that holds our own Galaxy.

The activity, which will be held this Friday 11 in January from the 18: 30 hours in the Regional Library Gabriela Mistral of La Serena (Juan José Latorre 782), is part of the cycle of public and free talks that is organized by the Dept. . of Physics and Astronomy of the ULS and the Gemini Observatory, with the collaboration of the Gabriela Mistral Regional Library and the financing of the ALMA-CONICYT #31180047 Project.

Successful cycle of public talks

The AstroSerena cycle, in all its forms, is an invitation to know what is being done in border astronomy in our region, to experience curiosity about the cosmos, to enjoy the beauty of our skies, to share and preserve a heritage of all humanity.

AstroSerena was born in the 2017 with the perspective of offering free talks of Astronomy and related Sciences, by experts in the field. "There were obviously no initiatives of astronomical diffusion in the cultural panorama of the city; What we felt was missing was a season of talks with a continuous program throughout the year, "explained the researcher of the University of La Serena, Dr. Rodolfo Angeloni, who added that the cycle has reached the second season in optimal form, "with an increasing number of public that attends monthly to our talks in the auditorium of the Regional Library. Mediately, at each event, 100 people attend, and our website has already been visited by more than 3 thousand. "

In addition, Dr. Angeloni, of the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research in Science and Technology ULS, highlighted the award of the ALMA-CONICYT project, "whose main objective is the purchase of astronomical equipment: telescopes, accessories for visual observations, etc., to be able to expand our activities even beyond the traditional format of public talks. Our next effort in the connection with the environment, such as the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is now able to offer monthly'star parties', that is, night sky observation activities open to the public. We are working to define some important logistical details, but the idea is to leave hopefully as early as March of this year, to be all prepared for that great event that is the total eclipse of the 2 July sun. "