Earthquake in Chile
The astronomical community will be relieved to learn that, we understand, most astronomers working in Chile have been accounted for, and are safe and well , and that the observatories were not seriously damaged by the earthquake. Given the large number of UK scientists with first hand knowledge of Chile, we have been asked to draw attention to charitable appeals including the Red Cross and Save the Children
The following web pages run by Faviola Molina and Karen Kinemuchi respectively are keeping track of people reported safe viz http://www.ita.uni-heidelberg.de/~fmolina/ and http://www.astro.ufl.edu/~kinemuchi/ . If you have any additional information on astronomers working in Chile, please share it via the contact links on these web pages.