We visited with family in april and my aunt experienced her first shooting stars. You never know what you'll get to see. It's a great experience even if you don't agree with all the science.
We went to their office in Vicuna to ask about bookings and availability as we were staying in the area for a few days and we have have our own astronomy equipment so we eager to look at the Chilean sky. The girl was on the phone and she put it down and stared so I asked do you speak... 更多
We rented a car and we were staying in La Serena... I couldn't find any information about how to do the Mamalluca Observatory except for the tour sites - which was about $50 USD per person. I don't think there is an official website or contact location either. In a last ditch effort, I decided to drive down to Vicuna... 更多
I know close to zero about astronomy, but this tour blew me away. First of all, we had a wonderful english speaking astronomer who used a laser pointer to very clearly point out important stars, planets, and constellations in the dark skies above the observatory. We then got to look through two different types of telescopes at parts of the... 更多
We did a side trip while staying in La Serena. It was a bit of drive to get there but if you don't need to pay for their transportation the price of admission goes down by quite a bit so that's something to consider. Though the drive there was a bit of a gong show... they didn't really wait to... 更多
I visited on a starry night.. It started with a breathtaking drive, though not for the fainthearted, that in itself is a preparation for what's to come. As the evening progressed and darkness settled I was treated to why I came here. Stillness and Darkness rules the sky yielding the stars! yes, the stars! here I am a minute two... 更多
Apparently this is not a cientific observatory. When I was there the moon was very bright, so one couldnt see much of the stars. The highlight is the guide who shows where each constelation is. He knew every single star you could ask. You will look at the moon and to a nebulosa using an electronic telescope.
I absolutely loved this place! It was a steep price of $20.000 pesos but worth it. I learned things I had never before been able to form questions about! My tour had about 15 people including kids and people of retirement age. Our guide, Luis, was funny, informative, and answered questions very well. The whole tour was above my expectations,... 更多
We went on a half moon after being told it was good to see the stars. It's not. If you have looked through a telescope before at the moon and random stars don't bother going. If not this would still be a fun thing to do. If you want to see galaxies or the Milky Way only go when there... 更多