Santiago, Chile, November 14-15, 2016
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Models and simulations provide a nexus between theory and observations, and over the last years significant efforts have emerged in the Chilean community to develop new computational approaches, sophisticated simulations as well as refined theoretical calculations. To stimulate and extend the existing developments and to allow new collaborations between the different groups in Chile, a first very successful "Workshop on Numerical Models and Simulations" was held in May 2015 at Universidad Andrés Bello and organized by Patricia Tissera.
Viña del Mar, Chile, May 25-26, 2016
The focus of the workshop is astronomy education and public outreach, with a particular focus on sharing strategies and methods, creating cross-cultural and multi-lingual ventures, forming E/PO collaborations, and exploiting the science and international reach of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) — which will soon be operating from parallel sites in the U.S. and Chile — for fostering these activities. We wish to bring together astronomers, educators, and journalists to achieve the above objectives, and also formulate methods by which we can promote the public face of SDSS and APOGEE within Chile, across the Americas and beyond
Santiago, Chile, Mayo 9 - 13, 2016
La Primera escuela Hispano-Chilena de Astroquimica tiene como fin, acercar la astronomía y la química y, junto con ello, dar a los jóvenes la oportunidad de estar al día sobre los últimos avances y formarse para tener las últimas herramientas que ofrece este campo de estudio. La escuela está dirigida a estudiantes de doctorado y postdoctorandos en astronomía, física y química.
La Serena, Chile, March 17 - 18, 2016
Easter Island, Chile, August 9 - 13, 2016
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.
Santiago, Chile, May 16 - 20, 2016
Results from ALMA Long Baseline observations and from SPHERE, GPI and other high-contrast AO instruments have given a taste of what to expect over the next few years in the fields of protoplanetary and debris disks, and planet formation. For the first time, these instruments are enabling us to observe the regions where planets form. Already we are finding gaps, holes, spiral wave patterns, and extreme asymmetries in the disks.