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Mamalluca Observatory, Vicuna

(3/5 based on 460+ 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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  • Anyone with even a passing interest in stargazing and/or astronomy should do this tour! It's purpose built to show people round which means the telescopes aren't industrial strength but it means the w...  more »
  • Very well organized a booking is made and is paid 1/2 hour before. Well organized, well explained even though the audio in the room is not the best, then the viewpoint and everything explained in very simple but very complete way
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  • The visit is a good introduction to the observation of the heavens with good guides attending the doubts of each.
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