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CEFAA strengthens cooperation bonds with the National Natural History Museum

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 17 jun 2019, 6:55 por Plataforma Sites Dgac   [ actualizado el 24 ago 2020, 10:18 ]
Specialists in Entomology at the National Natural History Museum were visited by Civil Aeronautics General Administration’s Committee for Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA).

Mario Elgueta Donoso (left), Gustavo Arriagada and Francisco Urra Lagos (right)

MNHN's specialists and their scientific cooperation with CEFAA.
At the Quinta Normal venues, the Museum’s Entomology Area Chief, Mario Elgueta Donoso, and associate curator Francisco Urra Lagos were the hosts of CEFAA Researcher Gustavo Arriagada Bustamante. They met to strengthen the collaboration bonds in the study of cases reported to the Committee.
Mario Elgueta conveyed his satisfaction and scientific support to the studies of reports and photographs that in a first instance are classified by the witnesses as unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

The experience and work that has been developed with these specialists since a couple of months ago has allowed to discover that presence of different kind of insects in photographs sent to the email cefaa@dgac.gob.cl that before these specialists’ rigorous analyses had been classified as “UFOs.”
“The contribution of the Natural History Museum’s professionals has been very important for CEFAA’s work to give the users who report images or incidents a clear and precise answer supported by the experience and scientific and academic opinion of the highest level from that museum,” said CEFAA’s Director, Hugo Camus Palacios.

Meanwhile, prestigious researcher Mario Elgueta said: “For us is of paramount importance to develop bonds of cooperation with State institutions because all of them are determined to strengthen the common wellbeing and develop a public service of excellence and available to all Chileans.” 

On those lines, CEFAA has shared images sent by witnesses so the Museum’s researchers analyze them with the adequate tools and methodology.