Observatorio de Capricornio (Municipal), Campinas

Categories: Observatories, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • Access to scientific equipment, with the possibility of using such equipment, without room for doubt is a rare opportunity. Experience an astronomical observation and use of equipment that rarely would have access, enhances the curiosity and sharpens the interest in science. The space and the equipment are very little used, the visit has no didacticism, mere speculation, sometimes monotonous, could better exploit the didactic potential and experience, sharpen the curiosity and interest in astronomy, deepen knowledge through courses, lectures, seminars etc., enhance people and/or groups of interest in scientific research, in addition to the public only once a week.
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  • The place is too cool. Very beautiful and is in an area I know very well, because it is something quite there. The problem is the lack of investment and abandonment. There is a huge effort of the people who work there to keep the place running, but without $ $ is difficult. Despite having gone a few times there, I could never look in the telescope. I hear it's a very old equipment and that needs maintenance. The attraction is the small museum, as even the video presentation is a little boring for Dummies
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  • This place deserves a visit. It's a bit far, but it sure is worth. has fantastic views and distance provides a perfect view of the sky. Very instructive.
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