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Wed May 15, 2019, 01:36 AM

Chile launches mobile lab to promote astronomy

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-14 10:42:08|Editor: mingmei

SANTIAGO, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Chile launched on Monday a mobile laboratory, a vehicle that will travel the country to promote scientific and astronomical education.

The laboratory, equipped with scientific material, includes a state-of-the-art inflatable planetarium and a portable telescope.

Andres Couve, minister of science, technology, knowledge and innovation, said that a "eclipse season" will start on July 2, which will be partially visible throughout the Chilean territory.

"The fact that we are building the largest ground-based astronomical capacity in Chile, puts us in a privileged position," the minister said. "We must use this opportunity to constitute science as a driving force in development of the country."


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