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Chile and Pinochet

BBC News: Pinochet Profile
This profile of Pinochet includes background information and a timeline.

United States Institute of Peace (USIP): Truth Commission: Chile 90
The USIP provides an overview of Chile's official reconciliation process, including links to the Rettig Commission's final report and the response to that report.

POV: The Judge and the General
The background for this POV film about a Chilean judge during and after the Pinochet era includes an overview of the recent history of human rights in Chile as well as links to related resources.


Familiar to many NPR listeners through its daily broadcasts about earth science and astronomy, the organization EarthSky provides updates and photos of what stargazers can see in the current night sky on its website.

European Southern Observatory (ESO)
The website of the organization that coordinates international activities at three of the Atacama telescopes includes technical details about the telescopes, reports of what they have discovered, collections of images and more.

International Astronomical Union (IAU)
This member organization for astronomers provides reports from international gatherings, strategic plans for future investigations, scientific publications and relevant news stories. The website includes a special section on astronomy for the public that covers everything from careers in astronomy to ways to suppress light pollution.