Felipe Beiza (Licentiate thesis) and Penélope Longa-Peña (M.Sc. thesis) gave their vivas on December 10 and 17 respectively. Felipe studied the usability of our small observatory for variability studies of astronomical sources, while Penélope carried out Doppler tomography or three cataclysmic variables with little or no published information on indirect imaging. Congratulations to both of them! (More details here, in Spanish).
In mid-2010 Penélope will be off to UK to pursue Ph.D. studies in a related field. She was one of the people awarded with the Beca Chile in the 2009 call.