Mamalluca Observatory, Vicuna

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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. Put Mamalluca Observatory into our Vicuna journey site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Vicuna.
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  • Beautiful view of the stars should have a special children's schedule since part of the introduction is very welcoming to families with children... must be bringing science to children not to crimp it there are future astronomers and not in adults than We were. as the future of the country are... raisins to see a film in a place with dreadful acoustics attached to the guide not pronounced well is understood poorly. better would have been a video presentation so that I could hear much better... There was no room for questions. Heaven is wonderful because no telescope can be seen in a impressive way stars... the guide that we invite you to look through the telescope enough educational... the quality of the sky is unique in the world view is dreamed but is not focused on the tourist poorly in national and international... had a penalty might help some quite disoriented gringas in my group and nobody... by that with the wonderful thing is most likely not took the best impression of the Organization and a disgruntled tourist is one very bad publicity to the place... the efucativo plus that should deliver to one leave with new knowledge... was the intention but it fails. I saw the sky more beautiful in my life.
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  • Highly recommended... were lucky that there was no moon. The Guide took all the time in the world to show us stars and constellations. It was worth...
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  • Good explanatory, as recommendation go in winter, because they are more planets... in January only seen 2 and now in December none. Also, it is not good idea if they have children under 6 years, that they go porqe will get bored with all the explanation
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