The ESO-Government of Chile Joint Committee announces the 2022 winners

3 October 2022

The ESO-Government of Chile Joint Committee has announced the 19 winning projects for the 2022 call, which will share funds for 478 million pesos. Said funds will be invested in initiatives for the development of astronomy-related research in science, technology, education and cooperation in Chile.

Since 1996, the ESO-Government of Chile Joint Committee is one of the main funds for the development in this area, supporting astronomy post-doctoral programmes and academic tenures in Chilean institutions. It also finances national and international scientific visits, technology build and educational programmes for teaching and disseminating astronomy in the country.

The ESO-Government of Chile Joint Committee includes representatives of ESO and the Chilean government, from the Energy, Science, Technology and Innovation Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, and the Chilean Astronomy Association. The winners of ESO-Government of Chile Joint Committee 2022 are:


Name of the project

Principal Investigator


A researcher dedicated to achieve the maximum scientific outcome of the supercomputer GUINA

Paulina Troncoso

Universidad Central de Chile

Constraining the Properties of Clouds and Hazes for Planets in the Neptune Desert

James Jenkins

Universidad Diego Portales

The physical and chemical evolution of planet-forming disks

Viviana Guzmán

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Circumplanetary disks around wide-orbit planetary-mass objects

Claudio Caceres

Universidad Andrés Bello

The low-z clusters of 4MOST-CHANCES Survey: Creating capabilities at Universidad de La Serena

Antonela Monachesi

Universidad de La Serena

Measuring LEO satellite attitudes using optical and NIR telescope tracking

Jeremy Tregloan-Reed

Universidad de Atacama

Postdoctoral position for studies of the intergalactic medium using fast radio bursts

Nicolas Tejos

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso

The ESCAPE project: Extremophiles Survivability Chamber for Astrobiology Photohemical Experiments

Stefano Bovino

Universidad de Concepción

Under the Chilean Sky: A Comprehensive Study of the Astronomical Heritage in Chile

Eduardo Ibar

Universidad de Valparaíso

"Una Mirada al Universo,  telescopios para la observación solar y nocturna"

Constanza Yovaniniz

Fundación Planetario de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile

COSPAR CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP "Data analysis for Planetary Sciences" 2023

Millarca Valenzuela

Universidad Católica del Norte

Recreos Astronómicos “AstroRecreos” en la comuna de Cerro Navia

Guillermo Retamales

Corporación del Deporte e Inclusión Social de la Ilustre Municipalidad de Cerro Navia 

Talleres de Astronomía y Física para Residencias Familiares de Mejor Niñez en la Región de Valparaíso

Catalina Arcos

Universidad de Valparaíso

SOCHIAS grant “BECA ADELINA” for student participation at conferences

Ricardo Demarco

Sociedad Chilena de Astronomía (SOCHIAS)

III National Conference of Astronomical Education

Angie Barr Domínguez


Equipo Pedagógico CIRAS: cerrando brechas entre la astronomía y el aula II

Carla Hernández

Universidad de Santiago

A MUSE view of high-redshift radio-loud quasars

Chiara Mazzucchelli

Universidad Diego Portales

Breaking the Barriers IV

Julio Carballo Bello


Chilean Representation to the Astronomy and Astrophysics (A&A)

Julie Nantais




Francisco Rodríguez
ESO Press Officer Chile
Santiago, Chile
Tel: +56 9 7178 0113

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