Epilogue: Transnational Mirrors for the Stars

  • Bárbara K. Silva
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology book series (PSHST)


The Epilogue describes what happened with the observatory after the American scientists left, not imagining there was another chapter yet to be told for American Science in the south. Although there is no direct relationship, it connects this story to the further development in Astronomy, in the 1960s Chile, and sets the difference between how societies dealt with science in the early twentieth century, and then in the global sixties. Through the epilogue it is clear how this history of an observatory in the early twentieth century has much to say on the north-south approach. By analyzing this unique experience, and connecting it with the further development of astronomy in the sixties, we can open perspectives to understand the complexity of science and international relations.


Global sixties Global Cold War International astronomy in Chile 


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  • Bárbara K. Silva
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  1. 1.Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile

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