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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Atacama Astronomy Park Inaugurated

The Atacama Astronomy Park was inaugurated on January 9, 2014 by the Chilean government, through CONICYT and the Ministry of Lands.  A formal ceremony was held near the CCAT site on the Chajnantor plateau.  Those in attendance were: Riccardo Giovanelli and Jeff Zivick (CCAT Director & Project Manager, respectively), Eduardo Hardy and Eduardo Donoso (AUI Representative in Chile and Construction Manager, respectively), Fred Young (Cornell '64, M.Eng. '66, MBA '66), Dinah Arnett (Public Affairs Section US Embassy to Chile), Mr. Rodrigo Perez Mackenna (Minister of Lands, Bienes Nacionales), and several members of CONICYT and other government agencies.

Chilean newspaper articles and television clips may be viewed below:

La Tercera, 1/09/14

El Mercurio, 1/10/14 (pdf)

El Mercurio, 1/13/14 (pdf)

CHV, 1/09/14 (mp4)

CNN Chile, 1/10/14