What Chile has to offer
Geographic conditions, public works networks and telecommunications development would not go very far without public policies supporting astronomical activities.
Continual astronomical development linked to the arrival of specialized consortia and foreign universities on Chilean soil would not have been possible if the authorities were not committed to scientific development, expressed through the state-owned Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (Conicyt – National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research).
This organization maintains backup programs for national astronomy through alliances with the international agencies integrated by the Gemini and Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) consortia, and others.
Among other benefits, the authorities have arranged for local and foreign researchers and academics to be able to follow graduate programs in the United States and Europe. Their commitment has also reinforced the dissemination and study of the discipline, as well as ensured 10% of observation time for Chilean astronomers.