Observatorio de Capricornio (Municipal), Campinas

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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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  • The Capricórnio Sky observatory (near the Capricorn Tropic Line) is located at the highest point in Campinas and surroundings, a the border with neighbor city Morungaba.It can be reached from either c...  more »
  • Come visit the observatory in a starry evening and enjoy the sky show as well as the sunset moments before. On the highest place of the region (Pico das Cabras, Goats Peak) here you can glimpse on the...  more »
  • Wonderful landscapes on the road and the neighborhood. Observatory facilities are a bit careless nowadays, but it's worth a visit. Located at rural area at the nice district of Joaquim Egidio, Campina...  more »