Social Activities

 We plan to organise several social events throughout the week including:


  • Sunday 6th April: Cocktail reception in the grounds of the ESO office in Vitacura. It will start at 16:00 and will end at 19:00 hr.  Registration will be done at the same time.

  • Wednesday 9th April: Afternoon tour of a local vineyard (cost: 25€ or its equivalent in USD and CLP).

    Following lunch, we will take advantage of the free afternoon by visiting a local vineyard, where we will tour the grounds and sample some of the local wine.  This activity is not included in the conference fee, and so interest should be indicated either at the time of registration or before by sending an email to
    More information can be found here.

  • Thursday 10th April: Conference dinner at Observatorio Astronómico Roan-Jasé, in Cajón del Maipo.

    A traditional "asado" (barbecue) (with vegetarian options) plus welcome cocktail, to end with dessert, coffee and tea. 
    There will also be a talk about Mapuche cosmogony in Spanish plus a version in English. Later, the opportunity to look at the stars.  Return to Santiago will be at midnight.

    This event is included in the conference fee, so not to be missed! Additional guests: 30€
    More information can be found here.