Planetario Natural Alfa Aldea, Vicuna

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Experience a new way of looking at our galaxy at Planetario Natural Alfa Aldea, equipped with a powerful telescope for stargazing and assisted by tour guides passionate about astronomy. The tour begins with a 3D presentation about the Big Bang, and develops into an interactive, entertaining, and informative show about our solar system. Choose a day trip for sun gazing through the company's special solar telescope, or the ever-popular nighttime tours for gazing at the stars. Tours are usually in Spanish, though you can arrange a private tour in English. For Planetario Natural Alfa Aldea and beyond, use our Vicuna attractions tool to get the most from your Vicuna vacation.
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  • October 4, 2017
    We had doubts of know them because we were with a small, but it was excellent, good reception of the guides, mastery of the subjects, clear, friendly and despite not being an observatory could see much more than friends who visited Mamalluca. Blankets, soup and glass of wine. The best thing is that they did participate to my daughter's all observations as well as all. Preferred
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  • September 17, 2017
    I expected something else and left pleasantly surprised! People serving is very friendly, they spoke well in Spanish and English... are always concerned about the comfort of all. We arrived at a field with vineyards near Vicuña, where have cabins and lodging. The astronomical tur is a part. It costs $10mil adult and $5mil children. It begins with an educational talk with comfortable armchairs and covered with frazaditas 3D in a super dome video, they gave us to try a glass of wine at the choice of the area. Fernanda gave us a spectacular talk about an overview of astronomy in Spanish and English. Then and now at night, we went stargazing to outdoors and in groups of 10-15personas in 3 different telescopes... very interesting. As to cold, they brought us soup and bread as we watched the stars... To be my first astronomical experience is very happy. Highly recommended!
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  • August 23, 2017
    It is a wonderful and unforgettable experience, where it all begins in a way very attractive and interesting, knowing a little more about the history of the Earth and the cosmos, accompanied by a good wine, then continue with a walk and a view of the beautiful sky of the Valley elqui, all this accompanied by a wonderful personal attention, which makes this a unique experience.
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  • April 19, 2017
    Great experience!!! The Alfa Aldea team really tries to make you have a good time with wine and hot soup while you listen the guide. The groups are small so it is better when looking at the telescope or listen the explanations. The guide was really knowledgeable. They could separate the groups into spanish and english speakers since in my group some people could not enjoy the whole experience because they were lost in translation.
  • December 22, 2016
    Friendly people! Very honest. Beautiful place. They know a lot about astrology..i absolutely recommend..just be careful with the weather if you want to see the stars
  • August 1, 2017
    Excellent place. Astronomical tours. relatively near the plaza de vicuña.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Beautiful, cozy and very good service
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  • July 25, 2017
    It is a very cozy and very pleasant friendly place
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