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Mamalluca Observatory, Vicuna
(3/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • If you like astronomy, but don't know very much, this is perfect. They teach you basic things and instruments you can see some stars. However, don't expect an amazing experience, since apparently limited resources and do not have much technology. Guides a 7, taking its time that everyone to understand, and if you have to see through a telescope twice, don't have problems.
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  • Place in if same is already an experience worthy of any visit to the Valley. It is necessary that Yes improve teaching resources for the audio-visual education at the start of the tour, what is urgent if we think that this tourist attraction receives funding from the State.
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  • The view is sensational and the guides are very professional in their field. It was a spectacular night of new moon. However, it is somewhat disorganized above all because a group of nearly 60 people to see a single telescope, makes no sense. I decided to enter the Group of other languages to improve the experience.
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