Obstech is a company formed by professional astronomers and engineers focused in developing technologies for astronomy. We have been working together since 2013. Our main purpose is to become a long term alternative to professional observatories in Chile for middle and small sized telescopes. This company brings together the passion for science, engineering and the love for the stars.
Prof. Andres Jordan (CSO)
PhD in Astrophysics at Rutgers University (USA). Currently professor at Faculty of Engineering and Sciences of Universidad Adolfo Ibanez in Chile. His main research lines are the discovery and characterization of exoplanets, and instrumentation with small telescopes. He has published over 210 articles in ISI journals, with over 12500 citations. .
Dr. Vincent Suc (CEO)
PhD in Optical Engineering at Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He has developed telescope designs and telescope control systems, which formed a central pillar of his PhD. He moved to Chile to pursue his astronomical interests in 2008, and he is working at the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez as a scientific researcher. He also participates in the HATSouth, HATPI projects in Las Campanas observatory. Amateur astronomer since he can recall.
Automation Engineer in charge of developing circuit boards, programing microcontrollers, and constructing all the electrical and electronic panels located in the observatory.
Administration, accounting, human resources and in charge of importations. Takes good care of all company members!
Astronomer, Franscisco is in charge of the good behaviour and support of all the instruments on site.
Technical support on Telescopes and Infrastructure, Felipe is on duty shift on the mountain every other week.
Administrative staff based in Santiago, Brenda is in charge of purchases and invoicing.
First line of support. He is the guard who Lives at the entrance of the observatory. He has been present since the very beginning of the project and is a fundamental part in the development of this observatory.