Pierre Auger Observatory, Malargue

4.4
#5 of 24 in Museums in Province of Mendoza
Specialty Museum Museum
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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  • The study of the universe, in the range of cosmic rays give Malargüe a location on the primary issue, which expands to the international level. His work and explanation of it is noteworthy. They also meet a great social role in the countryside and the city, as well as schools of the place.
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  • The Observatory has a tour guided car that goes from the entrance of the place up inside it. The entrance is free. Each point of the tour has a detailed explanation of what is being seen. It is very interesting all that city workers do.
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  • It is a self-guided walk very well armed, very interesting. You can stop and each sector has impressions, audios, or videos that explain what it sees.
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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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Where to stay in Malargue

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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