4 November 2020
Dr. Saran Poshyachinda – NARIT Executive Director and Team NARIT paid a visit to the Embassy of Chile in Bangkok on November 4th, 2020 to discuss future collaborations with H.E. Christian Rehren – Ambassador of Chile to Thailand and Mr. Fernando Berguño – Counsellor/Deputy Head of Mission. The parties aim to explore possible channels to strengthen bilateral collaborations in astronomy, science, technology, and infrastructure development in the mere future. Chile is considered among astronomers as one of the world’s most extraordinary places for stargazing, with more than 300 observing days a year in the Atacama desert, where the skies are exceptionally clear and dry for professional observation. NARIT currently owns and operates a 0.6-metre robotic telescope as a part of the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory located in Chile.