Astronomy in Chile - Chilean Astronomical Institutions - Amateur Astronomy

Amateur Astronomy

  • Cerro Los Condores Observatory (Atacama Region)
  • Cerro Mayu Observatory (Coquimbo Region)
  • Cerro Mamalluca Observatory (Coquimbo Region)
  • Cerro Collowara Observatory (Coquimbo Region)
  • Astronomical Society of Valparaiso and Viña (SAVAL) (Valparaiso Region)
  • Department of Astronomy (RASTRO), University of Concepcion (Bio-Bio Region)
  • Chilean Association of Astronomy and Astronautics (ACHAYA) (Metropolitan Region)
  • Metropolitan Amateur Astronomical Society (Metropolitan Region)

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Stargazing
... Amateur astronomy, also called backyard astronomy and stargazing, is a hobby whose participants enjoy watching the sky, and the abundance of objects found in it, mainly with portable telescopes and binoculars ... Even though scientific research is not their main goal, many amateur astronomers make a contribution to astronomy by monitoring variable stars, tracking asteroids and discovering transient ... The typical amateur astronomer is one who does not depend on the field of astronomy as a primary source of income or support, and does not have a professional degree or advanced academic training in the subject ...
Stargazing - Common Tools
... Amateur astronomers use a range of instruments to study the sky, depending on a combination of their interests and resources ... telescopes are available new and used, but in some places it is also common for amateur astronomers to build (or commission the building of) their own custom ... Some people even focus on amateur telescope making as their primary interest within the hobby of amateur astronomy ...
Amateur Astronomy - Prizes Recognizing Amateur Astronomers
... Amateur Achievement Award of Astronomical Society of the Pacific Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award ...
Stargazing - Amateur Astronomy Objectives
... Collectively, amateur astronomers observe a variety of celestial objects and phenomena ... Common targets of amateur astronomers include the Moon, planets, stars, comets, meteor showers, and a variety of deep sky objects such as star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae ... Many amateurs like to specialise in observing particular objects, types of objects, or types of events which interest them ...
Astronomy In Chile - Chilean Astronomical Institutions - Amateur Astronomy
... Astronomical Society of Valparaiso and Viña (SAVAL) (Valparaiso Region) Department of Astronomy (RASTRO), University of Concepcion (Bio-Bio Region) Chilean Association of Astronomy and Astronautics (AC ...

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