Pierre Auger Observatory, Malargue

Set in the scenic western part of the country, Pierre Auger Observatory represents the world's largest cosmic ray observatory. The origins of cosmic rays emitting high energy levels have remained a mystery since their discovery in 1930, and the observatory aims to learn more about them. Take the brief 30-minute tour, an excellent primer on this cosmic phenomenon and space science in general. Expert assistants and scientists are on hand and more than happy to answer questions. Take a look at our Malargue trip planning site to schedule your visit to Pierre Auger Observatory and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • For those who like astronomy is a place not to be missed. For those who are further away from these issues is a place that arouses curiosity, interest and admiration for the people who spend their study in cosmic rays. It is very curious to discover a place so there is in our country and with such low spread, being that it is a place of reference for scientists from 19 countries. The visit is free and self guided. IZI application can be downloaded. Travel, which includes the audio to make this tour and listen to the Guide on each reference point.
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  • They do tours self guided in a room with information on what is done at the Observatory.
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  • The Observatory in its kind in the world, at least say that. They work in harmony 400 scientists from more than 20 countries, something very important for the country. Settled here, it could be in South Africa or Australia, but they chose by luck or merit to Malargue. It is very interesting.
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  • A super cool place to learn about how the scientists are gaining more information about our solar system. Also has free Wi-fi!
  • Very interesting. A wide research is which is carried out. It is self-guided tour.
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  • Fabulous place! Unique in the world of its kind. It is a large project funded by 17 countries. Go to know!
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  • Longitudinally crossed from North to South by the legendary Route 40, the city of Malargüe is located in the South-West corner of the province of Mendoza. Approximately 1,198 kilometers separate it from the Federal Capital of the Argentina Republic, while it is only located about 420 kilometers from the provincial capital.
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  • Very interesting. Sample, very educational and entertaining clearly explains cosmic rays. It is also free and there is always someone willing to an explanation.
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Look on either side of Highway 40 and you'll find accommodations to suit your whims and wallet in Malargue's main urban area. Hotels boasting a vast array of amenities and services sit alongside welcoming family-run options. Rental apartments make sense for those wishing to stay a while, to explore the landscape and towns linked up by Highway 40. Alternatively, consider the campgrounds around the town's outskirts and in remoter areas reachable on the 40.
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