Travel Type: Nature
Duration: 1 Day
- Tour Description
There are few places in the world where the sky is as clear and the view of the stars so good, as in northern Chile. It is therefore no surprise that several of the world’s most important international observatories are here. Astronomers from all over the world are regularly drawn here for their research. The observation centre Space Obs in San Pedro de Atacama (San Pedro de Atacama Celestial Observatory) is situated close to the Tropic of Capricorn, and is open to the public. During your visit, an expert explains the basics of astronomy and, with the help of an extra strong laser pointer, highlights special features of the southern hemisphere. You will also get an unforgettable glimpse of the distant stars and galaxies by looking through a telescope.
The tour takes places outside, so warm clothing is recommended.