Gallery

People

Fabio Bresolin, Grzegorz Pietrzyński, and Wolfgang Gieren in a beer garden in Munich, 1999. The members of the Araucaria Project in a brand new office at the Universidad de Concepcion, March 8, 2002. Grzegorz and Fabio in Munich, 2000 Grzegorz Pietrzyński and Wolfgang Gieren in Wolfgang's office at the Universidad de Concepción, Chile, 2018. Zibi under Magellan, LCO 2007 Mikołaj Kałuszyński Paulina at La Silla observatory, Chile Paulina at La Silla observatory, Chile Paulina at La Silla observatory, Chile Wolfgang Gieren and Grzegorz Pietrzyński preparing finding charts for the next observing run Wolfgang and Grzegorz Grzegorz Pietrzyński giving a talk Some of the members of the Araucaria Project at the IAU Symposium, China 2012 Ksenia Suchomska Paulina Karczmarek Grzegorz Pietrzyński and Wolfgang Gieren Piotr Wielgórski Ksenia Suchomska Bogumił Pilecki Marek Górski Marek Górski, Grzegorz Pietrzynski, and Wolfgang Gieren, Concepcion, Chile Darek Graczyk Bogumił Pilecki at Cerro Tololo Observatory Araucaria-OCA (currently OCM) workshop in Bochum 2017. Weronika, Zibi, Paulina, Piotrek. Paulina Karczmarek Gonzalo Rojas Gegely Hajdu Ksenia Suchomska Megan Grzegorz Pietrzyński in Astronarium Grzegorz Pietrzyński in Astronarium Araucaria Meeting 2017, Kraków, Poland Araucaria Meeting 2019, Concepcion, Chile Dr. Bartłomiej Zgirski after a successful PhD Defense, April 29, 2022. Dr. Piotr Wielgórski after a successful PhD Defense, October 28, 2022. NikkiMiller Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie award ceremony, Paris 2023 Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie award ceremony, Paris 2023 Stroll around the Universidad de Concepción campus as part of Noriuki Matsunaga's academic visit. From the left: Bartek Zgirski, Noriuki Matsunaga, Wolfgang Gieren, Paulina Karczmarek. Concepción, Chile, 2023.

Conferences, workshops, and gatherings

Telescopes we use in the project

Auxiliary 1.3m telescope in front of 8.5m VLT, Paranal, Chile La Silla Observatory, Chile Paranal Observatory, Chile 1.4m IRSF busy during summer night, SAAO Sutherland, South Africa. Credit: Robert Czanik Telescope Magellans, Las Campanas, Chile Petroglyphs at La Silla, Chile. Credit: P. Karczmarek La Silla at sunset. Credit: P. Karczmarek Donkeys are frequent visitors in the observatory La Silla, Chile Telescope Light painting at the telescope Light painting at the telescope Magellan Telescopes, LCO, Chile Magellan Telescope, LCO, Chile Magellans in daylight, LCO, Chile Telescope SAAO La Silla Observatory, Chile Dusk Sunset Magellans working at night, LCO, Chile Las Campanas at night 3.6m telescope with HARPS dome, La Silla, Chile. Credit: P. Karczmarek Starry and moonlit night over ESO La Silla telescopes, Chile. Credit: P. Karczmarek Reflection of the 3.6m reflector, La Silla, Chile The Magellan Telescope, Clay, prepared to having its lamp changed next ot the secondary mirror, Las Campanas Paulina next o the Magellan Telescope, Clay, in the Las Campanas Observatory, May 2023

OCM site & telescopes

OCA (currently OCM) from above. Credit: M. Górski OCA (currently OCM) from above. Credit: M. Górski Desert landscape from OCA (currently OCM). Credit: M. Górski OCA (currently OCM) from above. Credit: M. Górski IRIS telescope at OCA (currently OCM), Chile. Credit: M. Górski Night exposure of spinning wind turbines in OCA (currently OCM). Credit: M. Górski Wind turbine at OCA (currently OCM) at sunset. Credit: M. Górski VLT at sunset, viewed from OCA (currently OCM). Credit: M. Górski VLT's laser guide star viewed from OCA (currently OCM). Credit: M. Górski IRIS telescope at OCA (currently OCM), Chile, in its old room OCA (currently OCM) site from above View from OCA (currently OCM) site at Paranal. Credit: P. Karczmarek View from OCA (currently OCM) site at Paranal and Pacific Ocean. Credit: P. Karczmarek OCA (currently OCM) site OCA (currently OCM) site at night Vysos 16 telescope at OCA (currently OCM), Chile, before decommission in 2020 Vysos 16 telescope at OCA (currently OCM), Chile, before decommission in 2020 IRIS telescope at OCA (currently OCM), Chile, in its old room IRIS telescope at OCA (currently OCM), Chile, in its old room Vysos 6 telescope at OCA (currently OCM), Chile, before decommission in 2020 Vysos 6 telescope at OCA (currently OCM), Chile, before decommission in 2020 BESTtelescope at OCA (currently OCM), Chile, before decommission in 2020 Vysos 16 telescope at OCA (currently OCM), Chile, before decommission in 2020 Vysos 6 telescope at OCA (currently OCM), Chile, before decommission in 2020 BEST telescope at OCA (currently OCM), Chile, before decommission in 2020 OCA map (currently OCM), credit: Google Maps Light painting at OCA (currently OCM), Chile, Credit: B. Zgirski Light painting at OCA (currently OCM), Chile, Credit: B. Zgirski Vysos 6 at Observatory Cerro Armazones (OCA, currently Observatory Cerro Murphy, OCM), Chile. Credit: Michael Ramolla Milky Way over OCA (currently OCM). Credit: Marek Górski Milky Way over Atacama Desert. Credit: Michael Ramolla Moonset over Atacama Desert, Chile. Credit: Michael Ramolla Moonset over Atacama Desert, Chile. Credit: Michael Ramolla Moonset over Atacama Desert, Chile. Credit: Michael Ramolla IRIS telescope at OCA (currently OCM). Credit: Michael Ramolla IRIS telescope at OCA (currently OCM). Credit: Michael Ramolla BEST telescope at OCA (currently OCM). Credit: Michael Ramolla BEST telescope at OCA (currently OCM). Credit: Michael Ramolla BEST telescope at OCA (currently OCM). Credit: Michael Ramolla Dusk over Cerro Paranal. Credit Marek Górski Wolfgang on a hike close to the Observatory Cerro Armazones (OCA, currently Observatory Cerro Murphy, OCM). The ELT in the background. March 2023 Ksenia and Grzesiek on a hike close to the Observatory Cerro Armazones (OCA, currently Observatory Cerro Murphy, OCM). The ELT in the background. March 2023 Bartek, Wolfgang, Ksenia and Grzesiek at the Observatory Cerro Armazones, currently Observatory Cerro Murphy (OCM), during construction of 3 new telescopes. The Atacama Desert in the background. March 2023 Wolfgang, Ksenia, Bartek and Grzesiek at the Observatory Cerro Armazones, currently Observatory Cerro Murphy (OCM), during construction of 3 new telescopes. ELT in the background. March 2023 Bartek and Wolfgang and at the Observatory Cerro Armazones, currently Observatory Cerro Murphy (OCM), during construction of 3 new telescopes. March 2023 Bartek and Wolfgang in the dome of a new 1.5-m telescope at the Observatory Cerro Armazones, currently Observatory Cerro Murphy (OCM), March 2023 Grzesiek and Wolfgang next to the pillar of  the future 2.5-m telescope Erecting pillar for a new telescope, OCA (currently OCM), 2022 A pillar for a new telescope, OCA (currently OCM), 2022 Dome construction around a pillar, OCA (currently OCM), 2022 New domes being assembled, OCA (currently OCM), 2022 A new dome being assembled, OCA (currently OCM), 2022 New domes being assembled, OCA (currently OCM), 2022 A dome of the 0.8m telescope, being moved to its place, OCA (currently OCM), 2022 A dome of the 0.6m telescope, being moved to its place, OCA (currently OCM), 2023 ASA telescopes arrived, OCA (currently OCM), 2022 ASA telescope being moved, OCA (currently OCM), 2022 A dome of the 1.5m telescope, being moved to its place, OCA (currently OCM), 2023 1.5-m telescope being placed in its dome, OCA (currently OCM), 2023 0.6-m telescope being placed in its dome, OCA (currently OCM), 2023 0.6-m telescope, OCA (currently OCM), 2023 0.8-m telescope, OCA (currently OCM), 2023 0.8-m telescope, OCA (currently OCM), 2023 1.5-m telescope, OCA (currently OCM), 2023 Collimation of the mirror of 1.5-m telescope, OCA (currently OCM), 2023 OCA (currently OCM) site with new domes and telescopes A view of the OCA (currently OCM) from a neighbouring hill. In the background, the ELT under construction, 2023 A view of the OCA (currently OCM) from a neighbouring hill, 2023 A top view of the OCA (currently OCM) from an ELT construction site, Armazones Mountain, 2023 The past (left), the plan (right), and the present (bottom) of OCA (currently OCM) Check of a pillar for 1.5-m telescope, during the visit of Xavier Barcons, ESO's director general, at OCM, November 20, 2023 Check of a pillar for 1.5-m telescope, during the visit of Xavier Barcons, ESO's director general, at OCM, November 20, 2023 The visit of Xavier Barcons, ESO's director general, at OCM, November 20, 2023 The visit of Xavier Barcons, ESO's director general, at OCM, November 20, 2023

Targets

NGC 55 Large Magellanic Cloud Small Magellanic Cloud NGC 300, credit: ESO M33, credit: ESO NGC 247, credit: ESO IC 1613, credit: ESO Flame and Horsehead Nebula (NGC 2024 and IC 434), false color RGB image (B, V, R), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Flame and Horsehead Nebula (NGC 2024 and IC 434), false color RGB image (H-α, O-III, S-II), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Rosette Nebula (NGC 2244), false color RGB image (H-α, O-III, S-II), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Cone Nebula (NGC 2264), false color RGB image (H-α, O-III, S-II), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Small Magellanic Cloud (NGC 292), false color RGB image (H-α, R, B), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Lagoon and Trifid Nebula (M 8 and M 20), false color RGB image (H-α, S-II, I), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Bear Claw Nebula (NGC 6334), false color RGB image (H-α, S-II, I), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Lobster or War and Peace Nebula (NGC 6357), false color RGB image (H-α, S-II, I), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Omega Nebula (M 17), false color RGB image (H-α, V, B), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Omega Nebula (M 17), false color RGB image (I, R, V), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Eta Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), false color RGB image (H-α, O-III, S-II), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Snake Nebula (Barnard 72), false color RGB image (R, V, B), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Western Circinus Cloud, false color RGB image (R, V, B), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M 83), false color RGB image (R, V, B), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Centaurus A (NGC 5128), false color RGB image (R, V, B), created with Vysos 6 telescope. Credit: Universitätssternwarte Bochum Omega Centauri, composite image taken by Mirek Kicia with 0.8-m telescope at OCA (currently OCM), 2023 M83, composite image taken by Mirek Kicia with 0.8-m telescope at OCA (currently OCM), 2023 Centaurus A, composite image taken by Mirek Kicia with 0.8-m telescope at OCA (currently OCM), 2023 Tarantula Nebula, composite image taken by Mirek Kicia with 0.8-m telescope at OCA (currently OCM), 2023

Hikes

Bogumił Pilecki, Torres del Paine, Chile Darek and Paulina hiking in the observatory at daylight, La Silla, Chile Marek Górski Marek Górski Marek Górski Grzegorz Pietrzyński and Marek Górski Grzegorz Pietrzyński Paulina and the glaciar Perito Moreno, Argentina Grzegorz Pietrzyński Araucaria hike to the volcano Grzegorz Pietrzyński (on the right) Grzegorz Pietrzyński and Jesper Storm on the trip to Desembocadura, Concepción, Chile; April 15, 2024. Grzegorz Pietrzyński and Wolfgang Gieren on the trip to Desembocadura, Concepción, Chile; April 15, 2024. Jesper Storm, Wolfgang Gieren, and Grzegorz Pietrzyński on the trip to Desembocadura, Concepción, Chile; April 15, 2024. Jesper Storm and Wolfgang Gieren on the trip to Desembocadura, Concepción, Chile; April 15, 2024.

Araucaria trees

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