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Planetarium Cusco

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Address: Reserva ecologica de LLaullipata, Cusco 0084, Peru
Phone Number: +51 84231710
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Description: We are an Cultural interpretation center about how the Andean people...
We are an Cultural interpretation center about how the Andean people understand the skies. The explanation in two rooms give us a great perspective, in dome we learn about southern sky and finally, if weather allows, we enjoy some stargazing!
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Having researched this Planetarium, before our visit...we were fortunate to enjoy and appreciate the 'clear sky'...the presentation by Professor Cavazos and his Niece...was truly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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McAllen, Texas
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McAllen, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Having researched this Planetarium, before our visit...we were fortunate to enjoy and appreciate the 'clear sky'...the presentation by Professor Cavazos and his Niece...was truly, an amazing experience. Discovered so much more about constellations below the Equator...

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Fantastic evening, picked up in Cusco. Excellent knowledge of both hemispheres, inca and modern astronomy. Made to feel Very welcome in a very homely observatory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Coming from North Europe i am used to different view of the stars. Everything gets explained. Staff is extremely passionate and helpful!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

the professor erwin has great knowledge , is fun and i got really good information , also i went with a group of friends and the sky was very clear , was a great experience i got to see saturn !! was so exciting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

An excellent family owned initiative located 12 minutes away of Plaza de Armas. The whole experience takes between 2 to 3 hours. Try going before visiting Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley, since there is plenty of helpful information that would add to the experience and knowledge of Inca history. Totally recommend it!!

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It's a great thing to do before you do the Inca trail, the staff were super friendly and created a really nice atmosphere, you can feel their passion for the night sky. Reasonably priced and worthwhile to support this family business.

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Parma, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you come to Cuzco, you will visit all the traditional touristic site, but I highly recommend non to miss the visit to the Planetarium! It's a great experience and a very interesting way to understand the Incan astronomy and cosmogony and you'll learn how the incan sites were strictly connected and aligned with stars. Inca had an amazing astronomic... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

One of the highlights of my trip to Peru - a real hidden gem. We learnt things about the Incas that countless other tours didn't tell us about. A wonderful, peaceful and charming night. Great family business doing something brilliant with passion and knowledge.

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roaming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

takes you out of the city for an amazingly informative view of the night sky, you feel like you're in the country, and the guides were young, well informed, and seemed genuinely interested, which made it great for us too.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect, but this family run planetarium really knocked it out of the park and were even able to do it with their rustic setup. You don't need anything fancy to talk about the stars and the influence that it had on the culture in Peru. They go into a lot of the details of how the... More 

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