Chile has unique advantages in today’s astronomical research for providing the best observational sites and hosting most of the modern ground-based observatories. In addition, the Chilean Astronomy community is vibrant and rapidly growing. Korea is participating in constructing the next generation of astronomical telescopes and instrumentation, and promoting international cooperation in observational and theoretical research. The collaboration between Korean and Chilean astronomers, in the framework of the recent agreement signed between the Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT) and Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), will benefit both communities.

A joint workshop will be held on December 2-3, 2015 at the San Joaquin Campus of the Universidad Catolica de Chile, in Santiago. This will provide an excellent opportunity for exchanging ideas and fostering future scientific collaborations. Registration and more specific information for the workshop will be available at Any astronomers affiliated with Chilean or Korean institutes are welcome to participate in the workshop by presenting their current lines of research.

Deadline for Korean participants is on October 23rd and for Chilean participants on November 5th.


Insoo Yuk (KASI, director of the Optical Astronomy Division)

Jongsoo Kim (KASI)

Hee-Won Lee (Sejong University)

Yujin Yang (KASI, co-chair)

Felipe Barrientos (PUC, co-chair)

Veronica Motta (UV)

Mario Hamuy (U de Chile, MAS)

Ezequiel Treister (U Concepcion, SOCHIAS)


Registered participants