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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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  • We went with their own car, it has a value of $7000 input, it must be paid at the offices of the Observatory located onthe side of the municipality of vicuna. Then with ticket in hand, we go up to the Observatory, which is 10 minutes from vicuña. They made us go through to a room where there is a brief chat and audiovisual material. In this room we had around 70 people. After that divide us into groups of 25 people about to be able to see through the telescope, which makes it a little boring to wait that long. After that and finally lead to the large telescope where there was space for so many people. Despite all is a beautiful experience, the telescopes are well care and are can observe with clarity what show them guides.
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  • good option to visit and get to know Astrology guides and visit denotes the effort into making the tour something nice especially if you go with small children
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  • That good place, we loved to learn something about the universe, we had the excellent possibility to see Jupiter, the guides explained many things, insurance tour required if you're going to la serena.
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