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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  • While it isn't the Observatory and Planetarium better known, nor cheap, they recommended the us. It is located near the center of vicuña, in a vineyard. There are domes where they do the presentation, a radio telescope, very simple, and anywhere else the observation area with two telescopes and a few galleries of cement. There is additionally a café, a comfortable waiting room. Policymakers seem to be all professional astronomers. Presentations are sometimes a bit deeper so what to watch, but it is worthwhile and questions can be. Analysis of the radio telescope is interesting and surprising. The view to the stars a wonder (to consider: the night we visited, there was no Moon, but on the other hand was excellent the stars since there was little light in the sky; could not see Saturn since it was more visible afternoon) recommendation: if not staying near vicuña take the shift from 20:30 hrs since you will end up near the measurement night; in summer take a short wind and light dinner previously.
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  • A great experience where you learn a lot in case of not having previous knowledge in astrology. Highly educational with the 3D video. Excellent service since they have different details such as tasting wine, blanket for cold and soup with garlic bread, which makes it even more welcoming. Consider that the taxi from vicuña leaves ida 2.500 and 3.500 return (if after 00: 00) as well as entries that is 12,000 per person.
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  • We spent yesterday evening gazing at the night sky with Alfa Aldea and had a fabulous time. The evening involved a great presentation and a chance to watch the stars with the naked eye and a telescope...  more »
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  • Nice and homie experience, we went there for a '18 de Septiembre' long weekend EXCLUSIVELY for the world-acclamed night sky of the area, what a perfect place to stay at a small astronomic center/hostel right? well...Cloudy with a chance of sunrays. all weekend. Yes, a drag. But what made the entire trip worth it was the hospitality of Marco (owner) and his enthisiasm for the sky. He took out his solar lenses and gave us a really cool speech of what we were watching.
  • 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.
  • Excellent accomodation, good price, great astronomy tour.
  • 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
  • A place very well equipped, run by the owners and that it delivers not only knowledge but that a unique and unrepeatable experience. 100% recommended
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