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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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Great family run operation

We had a fun time at the planetarium despite it being cloudy and not a very good night for stargazing. Very well organized transportation and presentation. We learned about modern... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Wichita, Kansas
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I arranged a tour with Planetarium Cusco three months in advance. They requested that we switch out date so we did, and agreed to meet at the regocijo square at 6:40 pm. We waited for thirty minutes and even had a nearby store call them for us but there was no answer. Very disappointed in their lack of professionalism and... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a fun time at the planetarium despite it being cloudy and not a very good night for stargazing. Very well organized transportation and presentation. We learned about modern astrology as well as the astrological beliefs of the Incas. Very interesting material and it was cool to see the virtual dome projection of the southern sky.

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A great and fun way to spend the evening. It is also a great way to familiarise yourself with the stars and constellations in the Southern hemisphere, prior to a trip on the Inca Trail or other areas of low light pollution. The presentation gives you the opportunity to see the stars projected onto the dome of the planetarium and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Good meeting and presentation given in three stages. I was unfortunate that it was a cloudy night but learnt a lot about El nino and the dark constellations. Quite a treat really, but a bit steeply priced. I would advise to do this before trek to get the most value from the information given.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

In anticipation of our camping towards Machu Picchu, I booked a visit to the Planetarium for my husband and I. We are Northern Hemisphere folks so I was looking forward to seeing the Southern sky. We were picked up from a central location in Cusco and driven up to the Planetarium (appropriately situated away from lots of light pollution) and... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Even with their private budget, family run Cusco Planetarium is a treat for stargazers. They know so much, and show so much personal interest and enthusiasm! It was hard to leave! Very good organisation with the transport from the centre and back. Thank you for you excellent work! Great people who love what they do, and is happy for sharing,... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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21 reviews 21 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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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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Tallinn
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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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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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