Mamalluca Observatory, Vicuna

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Observatory · Museum
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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  • Well. First: you have to book a tour in the office in town (Vicuña), not only, or at the observatory itself. Then there are two tour options: 20:30 or 23. We took the 20:30 on a Sunday. Again we got....  more »
  • This place is amazing. I did the English version of the tour and the guide was brilliant, so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I really recommend this. The starscape is awesome. They also make a good...  more »
  • The observatory itself is great, great guides and telescopes, but... the path between vicuña and mamalluca is very deteriorated. They should invest on the pathway as it is like that for the last 3 years.
  • It's Chile . So you get to see all the stars at night. Amazing
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