The Astronomy Department of the University of Concepción wants to bring the knowledge generated by teachers, students and researchers to society.

The team formed by the journalists Marllory Fuentes and Celeste Burgos, with the collaboration of the professor and director of the Center for Astronomical Instrumentation (CePIA) Rodrigo Reeves, and the support of the Astronomical Divulgation Group (EDA) and the UdeC Telescope Group carry out many actions throughout the year linking scientific research with the environment.

Among the various activities we highlight the following:


Since 2012, this initiative opens the offices and laboratories of our Department to bring astronomy to the community of the Biobío region. The activity consists in the realization of talks, conferences and workshops generating instances for children and adults who are interested in astronomy to know the work done by researchers and the AstroUdeC team. Those who wish to participate, we advise you to follow the news through the Facebook fanpage https://www.facebook.com/astroudec.


More than 400 teachers have been trained in the teaching of astronomy thanks to which is the largest summer school in Chile in this area. This activity arose with the Embiggen Ring Project and is a free instance for teachers of basic and secondary education that gives them the possibility of sharing knowledge for 2 days with colleagues, outstanding astronomers and professionals specialized in science didactics.
It emerged as a purely regional instance, but due to its great call was expanded and currently brings together participants from all over Chile. For teachers who are from the region but outside of Gran Concepción there are accommodation and transfer scholarships, thus facilitating their participation in the activity.

Through lectures and workshops participants learn new techniques to teach astronomy in an efficient and entertaining way to their students.
The call to participate is made between the months of November and December of each year.


This activity started in 2013 for students of basic and secondary education. Nowadays, only participates students of secondary education, who have the opportunity to work in their own astronomy projects. The process usually begins in the month of April where the application process is done. Once notified the selected, they are assigned a monitor (astronomy student or investigator) who advises them for a time until the conclusion of the final work, which is presented and defended in front of a jury during the Congress.

The winners travel with their teacher to professional observatories located in the north of our country, where they spend an unforgettable night with astronomers from all over the world.


Since September 2016, one Friday a month, talks were held to bring astronomical science closer to the community in general. Carried out by different astronomers and researchers in the area, they deal with scientific topics using attractive and simple language. Free activity and without registration.


Every day on the 5th and 20th of each month, the Department of Astronomy calls for a night of astronomical observation at the observatory located at the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The activity is free and without registration.

Inquiries to the phones: 2203366/2207246


This activity contributes to the scientific training of children and consists in the realization of theoretical-practical workshops to students of different educational establishments.

The students attend the auditorium of the Department of Astronomy or are visited by the work team in their own establishments. The workshops are free and conducted by the Astronomical Divulgation Group (EDA), which is made up of undergraduate astronomy students.

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