25 TO 29, APRIL 2022.

Joint Observatories

Kavli Science Forum 

in Chile

A gathering under Chile's outstanding skies.

New dates!

2022 April 25-29 Venue: European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Chile is known to be the best place on Earth for hosting astronomical telescopes.

All the observatories located in the north of Chile employ astronomers and fellows to carry out on-site duties - also, all the observatories allocate specific time fractions to their astronomers to pursue their own research. Thus, although the life of an astronomer in an observatory is quite different from that in a university or research institute, the main goal that drives us all remains the same: the science!

Chilean based observatories have been leading the scientific research in several astronomical areas.

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The goal is not only to have a meeting to present research  but also to reinforce the scientific collaboration between observatories, to seek common experiences, concerns, and different points of view on how to cope with similar problems.

This forum is organized around the highest impact science results in the last few years. We will show how these different observatories contributed to major advances in Astrophysics and we will put emphasis on the scientific involvement of the astronomers working at those observatories on those high impact results.


Invited Speakers


Invited Panelist

Round Table 1: Life Balance


Round Table 2: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Committee Members

Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC)


Local Organizing Committee (LOC)


Organizing Committee


Don't Miss The Event

Registration for Chile-based professionals only.

Registration opens December 1, 2021



Coming Soon

Monday April 25, 2022
Tuesday April 26, 2022
Wednesday April 27, 2022
Thursday April 28, 2022
Friday April 29, 2022
Monday April 25, 2022
Tuesday April 26, 2022
Wednesday April 27, 2022
Thursday April 28, 2022
Friday April 29, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

08:00 AM

The transient sky

User Icon Bryan Millier / Gemini User Icon Sebastian Kurowski / ESO User Icon Linda Schmidtobreick / ESO

- Cataclysmic variables, M-dwarf and T Tauri flares, Planets 

- Multi-Messenger follow-up 

- Hypernovae

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

08:00 AM

The cosmic distance scale & supernovae

Measurement methods cosmic distance:

  • From Cepheids to supernovae

Expansion of the Universe:

  • Early relics and cosmic distance ladder

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

08:00 AM

Extrasolar planets & discussion day

 Half Day:  

Extrasolar Planet Session.

Half Day:  

Round Table 1: Life Balance : Strategies to optimize the duty/science time: Seniors astronomers will be ask to be part of the discussion committee.

Yara Jaffe / UV

Carla Muñoz / Carnegie

Sergio Martin / ALMA/ESO

Monica Rubio / U Chile

Camila Navarrete / ESO

Round Table 2: Diversity in the Observatories: we chose to schedule it in the middle of the workshop to ensure a maximum of attendance.

Steve Margheim / NOIRLab

Alysha Shugart / Gemini/NOIRLab

Julio Carballo / UTA

Daniel Briones / Carnegie

Sonia Duffau / AUI

Thursday, April 28, 2022

08:00 AM

Extragalactic astronomy and stellar populations 

User Icon Eleonora Sani / ESO User Icon Hugo Messias / ALMA User Icon Guillermo Blanc / Carnegie

- The High Redshift Universe : from z~2 to z> 7 : from visible to submm 

- Stellar populations : Pop III to Pop I, Stellar populations in Cluster Galaxies, Age and metallicity from the CMD, Present-day limits

Friday, April 29, 2022

08:00 AM

The road ahead.

User Icon Jorge Ibsen / ALMA/ESO User Icon Amelia Bayo / UV User Icon Ignacio Toledo / ALMA

- Technical developments and issues that we all face at observatories 

- New Instrumentation for the already existing observatories. 

- ELT Instrumentation



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Hosted by European Southern Observatory ( ESO )
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ESO Front Desk call +562 2463 3000
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