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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  • August 11, 2017
    Interesting site, clean, not as organized as it should be, little information, pay if parking entry per person, and you pay to see the stars! Greater than 60 do not pay the parking lot (which in fact you don't know if it's entry, because after you pay again to see the stars, or whether it is to Park) A little misinformed. But the coupon site for the scenery, the night view, beautiful place, to see a planet. Good information from the responsible for guiding the team to visit. You must get well prepared for the cold! It has a cafeteria with a few things .... (Feed) In the output that happens around 21 hours, has only light in the hallways, in the end you get the car in the parking lot!! Total darkness, not even a lamp lit had!!!! But I believe they are setting up those details yet. Site with huge stones (a little dangerous for children) Anyway to see a beautiful sky worth. ...
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  • July 14, 2017
    Little Museum that could have asked for a better explanation of the objects. There is only text in tables. About the telescope, stand in line is bad and the room is not very big, so don't go in full days, but when you enter is very good! View (really) the planets through a telescope, see artificial satellites with the naked eye, hear the stories and facts from tutor, understand the constellations is a time very well spent.
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  • July 12, 2017
    Wonderful place for those who like the sky, the stars and the night. Too high, a clean view of pollution and lights. Very cold and windy, you need warm clothes.
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