Local Information VLTI-HOW 2022 Santiago, Chile

Logistics on site

The workshop participants will be staying at the Hotel Diego de Velazquez in the comuna of Providencia.

For the participants arriving at the Santiago airport (Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport) and that have provided us with their arrival flight date and time, we will arrange a Transvip taxi to the Hotel Diego de Velazquez.

Commuting from the Hotel to ESO:
The participants will have breakfast served at the Hotel cafeteria. The vans will leave the hotel at 8:15 so we expect all the participants to gather a few minutes earlier at the hotel hall.
At the end of each day, the participants will have to return to the hotel by their own means, giving them some free time to enjoy after the sessions. However, if participants need a transport back to the hotel, they can notify the LOC during the afternoon coffee break (at the latest) and we will arrange a transport accordingly.

Meals during the conference:
Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria of the Hotel every morning.
Coffee breaks and lunches will be held in the tent installed in the garden in front of the Urania room. You can access it via the entrance door next to the IT office, or by the ESO cafeteria.
The participants are in charge of their dinner.

About Santiago:


Casa Museo La Chascona: Fundacion Pablo Neruda. At the foot of the Cerro San Cristobal in the Barrio Bellavista.
Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Museo Nacional de Arte Precolombino
Museo de la Memoria
Cine Arte el Biografo in Barrio Lastarria. Cheap and surrounded by nice bars.
Cine Arte Normandie (Santiago Centro)
Artisanal Village Los Dominicos (Metro Station Los Dominicos)

Nice parks:
Parque de las Esculturas
Parque Bicentenario
Jardin Mapulemu in Parque Metropolitano


Cerro San Cristobal: by foot from Pedro de Valdivia Norte or from the Camino Frederico Albert via Mirador de la Piramide (entrance 20mn walk from ESO).
You can also access the Cerro via the teleferico (close to the entrance Pedro de Valdivia Norte)
You can visit the Observatorio Manuel Foster.
Cerro Calan via Metro Station Los Dominicos. Nice caminata (~2km) around the Observatory. Nice view of the city and the different peaks around Santiago.
Cerro Carbon (~4km to the top): trail starts at Mirador de la Piramide
Cerro Manquehue: entrance from Via Roja (easily accessible by Uber for example).
Parque Aguas de Ramon: trekking to los Peumos (river) or Salto de Apoquindo (cascada). Easily accessible by Uber.

Self-organised visits to the Observatories:

La Silla and Paranal (not included in the VLTI-HOW meeting):
There are public visits at La Silla Observatory. It is free of charge but your registration is compulsory. Here is the link to sign up: https://www.eso.org/public/weekend-visits/weekend-visits-lasilla/
Similarly, there are public visits to Paranal. It is free of charge but your registration is compulsory. Here is the link to sign up: https://www.eso.org/public/weekend-visits/weekend-visits-paranal/
Please read carefully the terms and conditions of the tours here: https://www.eso.org/public/about-eso/visitors/lasilla/ and https://www.eso.org/public/about-eso/visitors/paranal/

Bring your student cards with you, you may benefit from discounts in cultural places when it is not free of charge.

If asked by the students:

Food and drinks:
Fuente Alemana (traditional sandwiches)
Peumayen Ancestral Food (bit expensive)
Veggie and Vegan Food: Verde Sazon (close to Barrio Italia), Pepperland bar (Barrio Italia or Manuel Montt), Bistro Viet (Barrio Lastarria)
Wine Degustation: Bocanariz (Barrio Lastarria)
Pisco Degustation: Chipe Libre Republica independiente del Pisco
Drinks: Patio Bellavista, Barrio Italia, around Manuel Montt Metro Station
Try the "Mote con Huesillo" in Cerro San Cristobal

Keywords: Very Large Telescope Interferometer | infrared interferometry | data-mining | high-resolution imaging | VLTI instruments

Workshop email: vlti-how@eso.org*