The World At Night Comes to Santiago

4 April 2011

A prestigious worldwide photography exhibition called The World At Night (TWAN) — One People, One Sky

will open to the public for one month from 8 April 2011, at Casas de Lo Matta cultural centre in Santiago, Chile [1].

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) produced a dedicated version for Chile of this non-profit exhibition, as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. The exhibition has been touring around the country, and it is now returning to the capital city. It features a collection of stunning photographs of the world’s most beautiful and historic sites, set against a backdrop of stars, planets and celestial events.

The TWAN photographs were taken by some of the world’s best night-sky photographers. ESO Photo Ambassador Stéphane Guisard contributed several outstanding images that were taken in Chile, such as The Milky Way over the Atacama Desert, Sunset at Paranal and Moon, Planets and Santiago.

Furthermore, in conjunction with the exhibition, ESO astronomers will present six astronomy talks for students aged 12–17 years old (details below). The talks are free to attend, but places are limited, so please call the Casas de Lo Matta cultural centre in advance to reserve a seat. The talks will be given in Spanish.

14 April, 9:30 and 11:30
Exoplanets: New worlds outside the Solar System
, by Jean-Philippe Berger.

21 April, 9:30
E-ELT: The future giant telescope and its scientific goals
, by Dimitri Gadotti.

21 April, 11:30
Astronomy behind The World at Night exhibition, by Fernando Selman.

28 April, 9:30 and 11:30
Top 10 Discoveries of ESO
, by Massimo Tarenghi, ESO Representative in Chile.


[1] Casas de Lo Matta cultural centre, Av. Kennedy 9350, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile.



Casas de Lo Matta
Av. Kennedy 9350, Vitacura
Santiago - Chile
Tel: +562 2403610 (for reservations)

Valentina Rodríguez
Press Officer of ESO in Chile
Tel: +562 4633123

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Echinopsis Atacamensis and the Milky Way
Echinopsis Atacamensis and the Milky Way