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La Tatacoa Observatory, Villavieja
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  • It is really a very bad experience to attend the Obsertario Astronomico of the tatacoa desert, since the disorder is maximum: let enter an exaggerated amount of people to a small terrace, the number of individuals exceeds 400 at the time, a single astronomer and two telescopes are insufficient. also close to the continuous Observatory via and every passing car cars lights interfere with the view of the stars, on the other hand outside of Observatory form fritanga, sold shaved, pizza, hindering the passage, these businesses in order to draw attention to sell used cabins sound at high volume and with loud music and bad taste. VERY BAD EXPERIENCE.
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  • The entrance to the Observatory begins at 7 pm, you can get there hiring transportation from Villavieja (I did it from the evening with the person who helped me guide through the desert), admission is $10,000 pesos take you to an area bounded by polisombra where placed about telescopes to observe planets or stars (what possible agreement as this heaven) (, if this cloud is no longer possible to see much), you can look through the telescope in the company of the astronomer in charge, after watching you sit and get a talk on astronomy Basic, very interesting for you do not know of the subject, and then a talk with Secretary of tourism where tells you all that you can do the Huila and a little history about the desert and Villavieja. Observation is luck, but the cost is not too high and I feel good to support what is there to do.
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  • This Observatory is one of the few to be on the equator. It offers observation and explanation of the stars and constellations sessions some evenings of the week
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  • The desert views over there are beautiful! There are two different deserts, a red one and a Grey one. Be sure to visit both! The formations of the decomposing sandstone are impressive. I recommend to start to hike early or after 4pm because it gets very hot early
  • Serene desert great for exploring, stargazing, and simply enjoying it's beauty. Photographers will love it here.
  • Feels like out of the world. The maze provides a nice walk. Should be very nice for nocturnal views too.
  • Not much known. But here is a real desert, and friendly (& cheap) guides will guide you through
  • It is a very nice and interesting place for astronomy work. However, try to stay in a place that is not the astronomical Center, is a place where he cares only that you pay for using a terrain that is public, the bathrooms are very dirty, the place for bathing very unhealthy, and a great congestion of people which makes it uncomfortable, it is better to walk two minutes and there are several places more where leave you camp with bathroom , shower and with roof in case it rains not flooding tents
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