The Founder

Daniel Verschatse Observatory (DVO) is named after the founder Daniel Verschatse who developed the Hacienda los Andes to a world class resort for the ambitious amateur astronomer.

Daniel was a pioneer in Astrophotography and many of the images of the Southern skies he captured have been, and will continue to be, icons in this subject for many years.

Some of us had the fortune to meet him personally and share with him his passion for astronomy. He was for us  a friend as well as a teacher, a guru as we liked to call him with affection.

Hopefully this initiative will serve to preserve his work and inspire others the values he transmitted to us.

Eduardo Latorre
Director
Daniel Verschatse Observatory

“May there always be starlight on the path”