Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Un Català a l'origen dels grans grans observatoris de Xile: Federico Rutllant Alsina

Josep M. Casals i Guiu

Resum


This paper aims to bring a notice of the outstanding astronomer Federico
Rutllant Alsina, catalan born (Agullana, Alt Empordà, 1904), who was director
of the Observatorio Astronómico Nacional de Chile between 1950 and 1963. Because
of their negotiations with the US and european astronomers, the Cerro Tololo
Interamerican Observatory and the European Observatory at La Silla were built,
being the very beginning of the great chilean observatories buit afterwards, as
Cerro Pachón or Cerro Paranal.

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