Rene Alejandro Mendez Bussard


Universidad de Chile
Departamento de Astronomía, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional
Casilla 36-D
Correo Central
Santiago
Chile

Phone: +56 2 2 977 1117
Email 1: rmendezuchilecl
Email 2: rmendezdasuchilecl
Personal website: http://www.das.uchile.cl/~rmendez/
Organization website: http://www.das.uchile.cl/

NCA adherence: Chile

Last updated:
August 25, 2018

IAU Status

Active Member

Affiliation(s) within the IAU

Past affiliation(s) within the IAU

  • Past Member of Commission 33 Structure & Dynamics of the Galactic System (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Membership Committee (2012-2015)
  • Past Member of Division VII Galactic System (until 2012)

Other past affiliation(s)

  • Past President of the National Committee for Astronomy in Chile

Areas of interest

1 - General: 1.6 - Astronomy Education
2 - Physical data and processes: 2.2 - Astrobiology
3 - Astronomical instrumentation, methods and techniques: 3.10 - Telescopes: optical
4 - Astronomical data bases: 4.3 - Catalogs, 4.4 - Surveys, 4.5 - Virtual observatory tools
5 - Astrometry and celestial mechanics: 5.1 - Astrometry, 5.6 - Parallaxes, 5.7 - Proper motions
7 - Planetary systems: 7.8 - Minor planets, asteroids, 7.9 - Near Earth Objects , 7.14 - Exoplanets
8 - Stars: 8.4 - Stars: binaries, 8.9 - Stars: distances, 8.12 - Stars: fundamental parameters, 8.15 - Stars: Hertzsprung-Russell and C-M diagrams, 8.22 - Stars: luminosity function, mass function
9 - Interstellar medium (ISM), nebulae: 9.6 - ISM: dust, extinction
10 - The Galaxy: 10.7 - Galaxy: fundamental parameters, 10.13 - Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics, 10.15 - Galaxy: open clusters and associations, 10.16 - Galaxy: solar neighborhood, 10.18 - Galaxy: structure
11 - Galaxies: 11.21 - Galaxies: Local Group, 11.23 - Galaxies: Magellanic Clouds

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