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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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A warm welcome and really interesting

We had a fantastic evening here. This is a family run business and you can really get a sense of their enthusiasm and willingness to share knowledge about the stars. The staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic evening here. This is a family run business and you can really get a sense of their enthusiasm and willingness to share knowledge about the stars. The staff were really friendly and the presentations were great. We were lucky enough to get some great sights through the telescope before the cloud rolled in - we'll be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

An amazing tour! They sit you down and give a talk on the history of the incas and how they used astrology in day to day life. Then you are shown all the star constellations in their dome room. When it's dark outside you have a chance to look at planets and stars through a telescope and also see all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Planetarium Cusco was a surprise highlight of our trip. It’s a private family operation run by people who are truly passionate about the night sky and Peruvian history/folklore. The uncle/niece guide team used interactive storytelling to teach us about outer space and how the stars influenced the Inca people. A mini theater with a rounded dome displayed a projection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a fantastic activity. The information presented on the southern sky is really interesting for those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, especially learning how the Inca viewed the sky. We got to look through a telescope outside afterward at several different constellations. They picked us up in Cusco at a central place we could walk to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This one of our most enjoyable evenings out on tour to South America! Firstly and most importantly Thanks to ANA, she was really funny and most importantly she has a skill of turning a complicated subject like astronomy and making it fun and easy to understand. We viewed the cluster stars, Jupiter, Venus and Pluto all on the telescoped and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is such a great hidden secret! Family owned planetarium with loads of pasion and humor. We were picked up just before dark from Regocijo square in the centre and brought to the planetarium just outside of the city. The tour had three stages, a story on the way the Incas used the stars and constellations, a moment to view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great show and a good education on the southern sky and on Incan Astrological efforts. This private and family owned planetarium does a great job.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I highly recommend a visit to the Cusco Planetarium early on in your stay. It is an opportunity to really gain an understanding of the stars in the southern hemisphere and how the science of the Inca coordinated to create a unique and highly advanced system for growing food and weather prediction. The opportunity to look through telescopes is an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a wonderful place for everyone in your family. The staff (all relatives of the astronomer) are passionate, knowledgeable and speak English very well. Each member of our family (ages 11-58) enjoyed our visit. Very cold at night..bundle up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Amazing experience run by an incredible family who love astronomy! Their casual approach to booking and picking you up at one of the squares in the centre of Cusco continues as they give you the whole tour before asking anyone for any money, it really did feel like their priority was that we enjoyed the experience and learnt all about... More 

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