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Mamalluca Observatory, Vicuna

(3/5 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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  • The tour guides make a big effort but with so many people it was just impossible. We had to queue up for 30 minutes to look at the first object, and by that time my kids were bored senseless, and so w...  more »
  • Surprising we had one night as few completely cloudless sky saw JUPITER in its glory! To the children they served much this beautiful experience
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  • It is an excellent place to learn and appreciate the stars, were a no moon day which is good since not present light pollution that possesses the moon. The completely affordable prices. In a nutshell is a 100% recommended.
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