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. By using our Campinas trip itinerary planner , you can arrange your visit to Observatorio de Capricornio (Municipal) and other attractions in Campinas.
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  • Look at the stars, learn a little about the sky and some oddities in this tour. Find something besides our daily life by someone who understands a lot!
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  • Well worth the visit! In addition to the wonderful views of the region, the po-Sun more going, yet we learn many things from astronomers who work there. Observation of planets and stars. It's been a cold, it's good to always go prepared;)
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  • Incredible experience right here on the flip side of Campinas. Local professionals are excellent: attentive, understand and explain all the details for visitors. Ideal to make the visit on days clean and when it's not full moon! When it's a full moon the sky is clearer and makes the observation. It's pretty cool to watch the stars through telescopes and better still is to learn the history and trivia! We went with our son and he just loved the experience! The road is of Earth, but it's peaceful to get ... The entry is a symbolic value and there is no snack bar on site.
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