CADIAS mission is responsible at all levels for promoting the development of education, science and technology, through astronomy. It also promote full access of all people in the Region of Coquimbo to their facilities, through a system ensuring equal opportunities and quality learning. It also seeks to fully bind the citizen through the dissemination of astronomical knowledge in a didactic way, just like that stimulating research in various areas of knowledge.
In this year was realized the event “SEMANA ASTRONÓMICA”, sponsored by AURA Observatory in Chile / Cerro Tololo Observatory, and by “Universidad de La Serena”. In this event participated “Colegio Francisco de Aguirre”, performing an exhibition in September with student works and supported with an exhibition of astronomical photographs and talks called "Starfall, the Leonidas" by Mr. Arturo Gómez, a leading astrophotographer of Cerro Tololo Observatory. On this occasion he invited the community to observe this celestial phenomenon would happen in November.
The Student Network of La Serena is an organization formed in August 1999, to the Cultural, Educational and Scientific Project called "EL SOL NUESTRA ESTRELLA" organized by “Colegio Francisco de Aguirre” from La Serena, sponsored by AURA Observatory in Chile / Cerro Tololo Observatory, and sponsored by “Universidad de La Serena”, “Telefónica CTC” and “Diario El Dia”. In to date participate 9 schools.