Pierre Auger Observatory, Malargue

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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 travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Pierre Auger Observatory and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I really like when I had the opportunity to take my kids into this kind of place, kids are curious by nature so the observatory and learn in the process. I had my opportunity to learn a couple of thin...  more »
  • It's a short tour (30 mins) with basic info but is a very good starting point to know more about cosmic rays. After the visit I wrote an email with questions and they gave an excellent reply  more »
  • I got to visit one evening in September 2014 as part of an IPC4 field trip. The speaker and video explained how the observatory attempted to detect and answer questions about cosmic rays. My conclusio...  more »
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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!
  • 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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  • That's great. It is a developed international for the investigation of cosmic rays. It is surprising. Short visit if anything interests you.
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