Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, La Serena

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#3 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Coquimbo Region
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  • the tourist at TOLOLO experience leaves a pleasant feeling of experiencing one of the frontiers of human knowledge: the search for meaning in space. Every moment of the visit is to understand how human endeavour is capable of generating the most intricate technology only to know. Great experience for family, but for the kids maybe they not dimensionen it at his age, what is a debt of the guided tour, as cope better with public child who ultimately should continue running the border of the knowledge of our space... This is a visit to elqui Valley. advisable to do so in the morning tour to take advantage of the afternoon...
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  • First of all, the Guide made that this ride is spectacular, when we went to pick up the permit gave us very good data and to make the visit to the telescopes we notice that it is really passionate about this. To get to the Observatory should book well in advance, ready once the reserve, sought permission and the day of the suubida (with auto particular) must travel a road with many bends perosi leaves with caution, is safe. We got a very cloudy day (as ever in the Valley) and very cold. But attended us beautifully and we could see how the giant telescopes that are there. I recommend it for you who like astronomy and want to know how to work those areas scientists at cerro Tololo.
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  • One of my best work and best memories of my former colleagues, a wonderful place to visit, even in day and know how and what is carried out as research in this Astronomical Observatory on 'buy tickets' not the Observatory offers visitors free of According to what comes below...
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  • The place is spectacular, it is at the top of the cerro Tololo to 2200 meters above sea level, the view is wonderful. Guided tour covers two telescopes and the explanations of the guides are very indtructivas. You must be booked before quotas.
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La Serena provides a varied selection of sleeping options, with the area between the main bus station and the town center featuring at least one hostel on every street. Despite this abundance of lodgings, many hotels book up fast at the height of the tourist season (summer: January-February), and some refuse visitors on single-night stays. If you're looking for the ultimate in space and comfort, consider renting a furnished apartment on the coastline.
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