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Mamalluca Observatory, Vicuna
Categories: Observatories, Museums
Take a cosmic journey with one of the specialized guides at Mamalluca Observatory, where you'll learn about nebulas, star clusters, supernovas, and galaxies before heading on to the observation station. The observatory opened in November 1998 at 1,200 m (3,937 ft) above sea level. Observe the Milky Way, Saturn's rings, and Jupiter's 16 moons through a 30 cm (12 in) telescope in the main dome. Use the smaller telescopes on the terrace to learn to recognize bright stars and different constellations. You'll be amazed with the different shapes and colors when the distant planets appear before your eyes. A bonus if your visit falls on the new moon: the darker the night, the more visible the stars. Services include a diner and a souvenir shop. Take a look at our Vicuna itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Mamalluca Observatory and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Después de 8 años volvimos a visitar este observatorio, del cual guardaba grandes recuerdos de mi primera visita, donde en esa pudimos observar variados objetos en el espacio . Esta vez lamentablement... read more »After 8 years we went back to visit this Observatory, which had great memories of my first visit, where in that we could observe various objects in space. This time was unfortunately quite the opposite, the visit was divided into two groups of 30 persons approx. each and with only a telescope available for group the wait was very long and tedious so it only managed to observe the Moon, the planet Mars (which in reality was only a medium red point) and a pair of nebulae.show original
Sale 7000 la entrada y si quieres ir en VAN te llevan por 3000 más por persona. Hay que ir en luna nueva (fuimos con luna creciente y nublado así que se veia poco). Te hacen una introducción que estar... read more »Get 7000 input and if you want to go in WILL take you by 3000 more per person. Go in new moon (went with Moon rising and cloudy so it looked little). Make you an introduction that would be better to do it with a video, because they are filled with technical information that perhaps all they don't understand it. They have no gift shop and there are many people to see the telescopes. Unfortunately see the telescope did not appear much in the case of the stars; for the moon if you see something, but it's very ephemeral because there are many people and make you run. At the end do not see profitable ride. You have to go warm because at night and you're outdoors.show original
Truly unforgettable observatory tour. We spent an hour looking at the stars through a telescope than an hour outside where our guide used a laser pointer to show us constellations. The stars in the El... read more »
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