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Paihuano

PaihuanoPaihuano is situated 91 kms. east of La Serena, on the way to the mountains. It has an area of 1.700 km 2 and its population is around 4 thousand people.

Its economy is mainly oriented to the development of pisco grapes and their subsequent export. The tourist industry is its second largest source of income. The commune covers other major towns of the valley, such as Montegrande, Horcon, Pisco Elqui, Alcohuaz and Cochiguaz.

Observatories

APEX Observatory

APEX Observatory

The APEX Observatory is located on the Chajnantor plateau which is ove...

Mamalluca Observatory

Mamalluca Observatory

Mamalluca Observatory is located 9 kms. northwest of Vicuña, the obser...

Tololo Observatory

Tololo Observatory

Tololo Observatory is perhaps the most famous observatory located in C...

Cerro Armazones Observatory

Cerro Armazones Observatory

Cerro Armazones Observatory is a project of the Institute of Astronomy...

Cruz del Sur Observatory

Cruz del Sur Observatory

Cruz del Sur Observatory counts with a structure of four domes, each e...

Pangue Observatory

Pangue Observatory

The  Pangue Observatory located 17 Km. South of Vicuña in the region I...

Gemini Observatory

Gemini Observatory

With joint participation of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Uni...

Paranal Observatory

Paranal Observatory

The Paranal Observatory is an astronomical observatory located in the ...

Collowara Observatory

Collowara Observatory

Collowara Observatory is one of the newest tourist observation centers...

La Silla Observatory

La Silla Observatory

La Silla Observatory is located in the commune of La Higuera in the pr...

Las Campanas Observatory

Las Campanas Observatory

Las Campanas observatory is located a few kilometers further north of ...

LSST - Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

LSST - Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

LSST is a great astronomy project. The U.S. giant, Internet Google, wh...

Alma Observatory

Alma Observatory

Alma Observatory (The Atacama Large Millimeter Array) is an internatio...

E-ELT

E-ELT

The Cerro Armazones, 3,060 meters in height, situated in the Atacama d...