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Mamalluca Observatory, Vicuna

(3.1/5 based on 440+ 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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  • This Observatory is the main of vicuña, very economic and advisable, especially in nights cleared. The excess of people makes it somewhat hasty, but the staff that works there makes it with hard work and dedication. A place to learn and Marvel is with our sky!
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  • The tour is justified by the view of open sky, but have anywhere in the Valley. The Observatory is basic, with just infrastructure. The telescopes are little more than it might be in any city. The guides are popular speech pretending to demonstrate advanced scientific knowledge that have no. Many people lost tranquility of observation. Ultimately, Mamalluca sells a name which is tired more than what actually is there.
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  • Good tour, quite clear in the information, although I think it could be better. A major objection I have is that to allow children of any age, the tour stretches. Unless I touched it experience of that in my subgroup had at least 5 children of ones 2 to 6 years that filled of all class of questions to the instructor (cries between), what us removed time for the last part of the observation. I love that the children have curiosity and want to learn, but there is that improve the system because went handicapped in relation to what offered it visit complete.
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