SOAR Observatory

This observatory shares the summit of the Cerro Pachon (mountain), with the Gemini South observatory. The mirror of the telescope, only 10 cm. thick, possesses advanced technology that  provides the lens with the ability to adjust  its shape according to weather conditions, through electromagnetic actuators, providing a picture of a quality far superior to conventional mirrors.
The SOAR has a 4.3 mt telescope of sophisticated technology that was opened in September 2004 and is operated by NOAO in collaboration with a directory of universities and institutions of many countries from the Americas.