Observatorio de Capricornio (Municipal), Campinas
(3.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
You can gaze at the stars, the moon, and its craters through the 600 m4 telescope and a motorized dome at the Observatorio de Capricornio (Municipal). Presentations and lectures are given at the observatory by the attentive lecturer. The astronomical observatory is located on Mount Urania at an altitude of 1033 m (3380 ft) so bring a sweater. You may want to explore the landscape on a bike as well. Avoid going on cloud or rainy days for optimal viewing conditions. For Observatorio de Capricornio (Municipal) and beyond, use our Campinas itinerary maker to get the most from your Campinas vacation.
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  • Excellent ride for observation of the sky. Worth checking out the schedule, because on some days there are specific courses, lectures, exhibitions and targeted observations with telescopes.
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  • When has the activities that they offer is pretty cool, a different and very quiet ride that offers a legal culture
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  • The site works on the weekend of 17 at 9:00 pm. To observe through a telescope just after dark, and I went on daylight saving time, so start watching almost 8 P.M.. The site is abandoned and astronomers say they often need to get money out of your pocket for maintenance. Absolute disregard of public administration. Value of the input is very symbolic, just 4 reais per person. I didn't stay for observation because it would take too long.
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