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Address: Caracoles 166, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Phone Number: +56 2566278
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Description: We started operating in San Pedro in 2003 (ten years ago) and now have the...
We started operating in San Pedro in 2003 (ten years ago) and now have the largest public observatory in South America. We offer tours in different languages (english french and spanish) by guides who are competent in astronomy and who do speak these languages natively. If you want to observe through the sky through the largest visual telescopes in South America, and see the marvels of our universe, we are the place.
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What a great night!

We loved this tour of the Atacama night sky! Led by very knowledgeable and funny facilitators, we spent about an hour learning about the history of astronomy and then identifying... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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  • Italian first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We loved this tour of the Atacama night sky! Led by very knowledgeable and funny facilitators, we spent about an hour learning about the history of astronomy and then identifying key stars and planets. Afterwards, we looked at a variety of celestial bodies through nine different telescopes. The evening finished up inside with hot chocolate or mate and a Q&A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Amazing!!! 20,000 pesos (about $40 aus)... Worth every cent. Les, our Canadian guide was super knowledgable and witty- lots of dad jokes! We learnt so much and his enthusiasm was infectious. We had a wonderfully clear night and saw Saturn, Jupiter, and so many other amazing stars. We found signs of the zodiac and saw countless falling stars. Les also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We recently went in the Space Star Tour and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Our tour guide, Alan, a charismatic and funny French astronomer, made for a great tour! The tour was a legitimate English speaking tour, unlike the claims of other agencies we have used, which provide guides who speak no English, at all. Alan provided our group with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic time here, the husband and wife team were extremely knowledgable and knew their specialized subject. Great experience for both amateurs and complete novices. The only thing that could be a tiny bit smoother here, could be the booking process as you reserve in the day and pay in the evening. But i believe its done this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

What an absolutely amazing tour! We had the Canadian guy run our tour the night we went, he was soooo knowledgable and really tried to keep the group involved and interested - it would be hard not to be! We were given blankets and also a hot choccie which was so good at the end of thenight after being outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was absoluetly incredible. The lady who took the tour was funny and explained very complex ideas in a very simple way. Then the question and answer section at the end with Ale was amazing. Additionally, he was very patient in helping people take pictures of the sky and so we have a fantastic picture of the Milky Way. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We took the English speaking tour which was led by a Canadian guy. The tour guide was very informative and humorous. You start the the tour by looking at the sky with your naked eye which is very clear in the Atacama desert. The tour guide points out with the help of a laser pointer certain stars, zodiac signs and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were lucky enough to stargaze the night we arrived in San Pedro thanks to a cancellation in the group booking - it was unreal!! Les' enthusiasm is infectious, he's also hilarious so the night was super entertaining as well as in informative, we learnt so much about the stars and galaxies and planets and more importantly SAW them all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Our first star gazing tour and cannot wait to do it again!! Our guide, Les, from Canada has extensive knowledge about space and was patient to answer all our random questions and was very funny. It was the most amazing experience in Atacama and WE LOVED IT!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Our guide, Les, was fantastic, a great source of information on astronomy and a budding comedian. The tour was divided into a naked eye tour of the night sky, a chance to use some high power telescopes and then it finished up with hot chocolate in the house. Superb views of the milky way and a fun way to learn... More 

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Address: Caracoles 166, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Phone Number: +56 2566278
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Antofagasta Region  >  San Pedro de Atacama

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