The Teaching Observatory, opened in January 2005, is located in Lo Barnechea , within the Hacienda Santa Martina (Nature & Golf Club). Here our students made their first scientific observations , and in addition we have a program for visits from schools.
The Santa Martina Teaching Observatory has a 50 cm telescope donated by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), a 40 cm donated by the International Observatory of Cerro Tololo and two DAA acquired funds and support from the UC. To this group joins other installed outside the main building of the Institute of Astrophysics and works by remote control, ownership of American consortium SLOOH.
For more information visit the Observatory web.