Welcome to the XVI meeting of the Chilean Astronomical Society

Due to the uncertainties in the organisation of this meeting, product of the ongoing COVID-19 situation in Chile, the Local Organising Committee has decided to move this event to a virtual meeting.

We will update this information within the following days.
Some answers to Frequently asked questions about this change may be found here.

Last update: August 17, 2020

The SOCHIAS annual meeting is the largest national astronomy and astrophysics science meeting in Chile. It started in 2002 in Santiago. Since this event, the meeting has migrated for different cities of Chile and it has also been done in conjunction with the Argentine Association of Astronomy (AAA) twice.

It is a unique opportunity to present the latest astronomical and space research to a broad but regionally-focused audience, as well as make new connections and foster new collaborations in Chile.

For inquiries please contact us at: reunion.sochias [at] gmail.com

Key Dates*

2020-January-21 (at noon): Deadline Student Grant Application (First call).
2020-March-16: Abstract submission and Registration opens
2020-April-16 (at noon): Deadline for Student Grant Application (Second Call)

2020-May-29: Deadline for abstract submission for contributed talks (Updated on May 12)
2020-June-15: End of early registration.
(Updated on May 29, 2020)

2020-Agust-31: Deadline for poster contributions
2020-September-28: Release of Scientific Program
2020-October-5: End of Regular Registration
2020-November-17: End of Late Registration**
2020-December-8: Registration desk opens, Welcome reception, poster and stand set up.
2020-December-9: Scientific program begins, Opening Ceremony
2020-December-11: Conference Dinner
2020-December-12: Closing Ceremony
*may be subject to change
**Registrations may be closed at any moment due to venue capacity.

Registration and Grants

Abstract submission




Registered Participants

Social agenda and other activities (coming up soon)


Code of Conduct



SOCHIAS thanks our partner in the organization of the 2020 meeting, Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco.

SOCHIAS would like to thank the generous support from the ALMA-CONICYT 31180046 fund, “Annual Science Meeting SOCHIAS 2020”.