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Cruz del Sur Observatory

Observatorio Cruz del SurCruz del Sur Observatory counts with a structure of four domes, each equipped with powerful digital telescopes between 14 and 16 inches, connected by a multipurpose room with a spherical dome. We are talking about some of the most modern astronomical facilities opened in early 2009 in Chile and they mean to strongly boost astronomical tourism in the Andean country.

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Pangue Observatory

Pangue ObservatoryThe  Pangue Observatory located 17 Km. South of Vicuña in the region IV Chile shares the heavens more clear of the world next to observatories as the Tololo, Soar and Gemini. The place where it is located the Pangue Observatory is attractive not only for its natural beauty, but also by being a place where the observatories are the only human constructions visible.

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Collowara Observatory

Observatorio CollowaraCollowara Observatory is one of the newest tourist observation centers in Chile. It is situated near the town of Andacollo, in the Fourth Region. It is located at 1300 mts. above sea level on the summit of Cerro Churqui and it is administratd by the Municipality of Andacollo.

A team of professional experts in astronomy developed this complex with modern infrastructure, observation equipment and a beautiful architectural line.

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Mamalluca Observatory

Observatorio MamallucaMamalluca Observatory is located 9 kms. northwest of Vicuña, the observatory opened in November 1998, a project designed by the Municipality of Vicuña together with the Club of Amateur Astronomy (CASMIA) and sponsored by the Inter-American Observatory in Cerro Tololo.

In its first stage of Mamalluca Observatory, (a total of 5) there is a 12-inch telescope donated by AURA. It includes CCD detectors for electronic photography, as well as computer equipment for data transfer. In its second stage we can enjoy a multimedia exhibition room where, in a 1-hour lecture, you can learn, through images and pictures, about everything that surrounds us. In addition to the administration offices, a diner and a souvenirs shop are available for visitors who come to this fascinating place.

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Observatories

Paranal Observatory

Paranal Observatory

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

Cruz del Sur Observatory

Cruz del Sur Observatory

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

E-ELT

E-ELT

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

Alma Observatory

Alma Observatory

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

APEX Observatory

APEX Observatory

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

Cerro Armazones Observatory

Cerro Armazones Observatory

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

Mamalluca Observatory

Mamalluca Observatory

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

Gemini Observatory

Gemini Observatory

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

Pangue Observatory

Pangue Observatory

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

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...

La Silla Observatory

La Silla Observatory

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

Collowara Observatory

Collowara Observatory

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

Tololo Observatory

Tololo Observatory

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