Mamalluca Observatory, Vicuna

#1 of 12 in Childrens Museums in Chile
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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  • It's worth the time. Close to the city. Installation small and within the reach of everyone (I'm not sure the price is it, in any case), also by being somewhat old, relive the moment of the first celestial observations, almost to pulse.
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  • It was a wonderful experience with my course, middle third, attended us super, Gonzalo Muñoz was our guide, and it was very nice and also helped the boys with photographic tricks!
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  • We didn't want to take the tour for bad references that has, day I went with my daughter for 4 years, we could travel alone abroad. Low reception and information.
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Backpacker-friendly hostels sit alongside pristine boutique hotels in Vicuna, with sculpted gardens and swimming pools as added bonuses. South of the river and on the outskirts of town, you can find larger, pricier resorts with luxury facilities and services. Highway 41 offers good access to the wineries of the region, with some boasting rustic rooms for rent.
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