AURA-O is the primary representative in Chile for AURA and all facilities operating or wishing to operate on its property.  The facilities include National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory), Gemini South, Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope and such other observatory operations functioning under the auspices of AURA in Chile.

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AURAO Observatory honors Father Juan Bautista Picetti creating an annual award in his honor
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AURA Observatory in Chile has announced that from this year onwards has been created the Annual Price called "Father Picetti Award”. Every year, this award will be given to recognize leaders in education and outreach in northern Chile for their outstanding performance and contributions on science’s teaching to the community, not only to young students but also to general public, thus encouraging new generations of astronomers and professional scientists in Chile.