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Second Guatemalan School of Astrophysics

(nombre de la conferencia)

Antigua Guatemala, fecha



Scientific Rationale

We will be launching the first ever GUAtemalan School of Astrophysics (GUASA) which will be held in a rural area of Guatemala every two years. The school aims to bring together local Central American/Caribbean advanced undergraduate students of physics, mathematics andengeneering, with experts from prestigious astronomical institutions from around the world.

During everyone of its editions, we expect to cover a wide range of modern topics in Astrophysics in order to motivate students to pursue major degrees in Astronomy elsewhere. We hope that this school will contribute to create a critical mass of professional astronomers/astrophysicists in the region along with the conditions needed for research, thus leading to the creation of strong astrophysics departments in the Universities of the region. In the future, after a few editions of GUASA, we hope to be able to include lecturers from the local academic community.


As a complementary activity of every edition of GUASA, we will also organize outreach activities for the general public, such as public lectures followed by observations using small telescopes. These activities will encourage children and teenagers to get closer to science and to continue their studies aiming for higher education.

Invited Lecturers

Organizing Committee

Eduardo Rubio-Herrera, UVG/USAC
Enrique Pazos √Āvalos, USAC

Grants for Students

We have limited funds to partially support the living expenses of number of students. The grant will cover the stay (housing, breakfast, lunch) of the selected student in Antigua.

The school will have no cost but only students selected by the organizing committee can attend.

Applying procedure

  1. Send one letter of recommendation
  2. Pdf version of your transcripts or grades from your University.


  1. Documents must be sent electronically in PDF format to GUASA@fisica.usac.edu.gt
  2. Incomplete applications will not be considered
  3. Accepted students will be notified by email. The participants list will be published by -------------
  4. Accepted students will be awarded a grant that covers housing, breakfast and lunch. Travel expenses from the origin city to Antigua Guatemala will be covered by the student.

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