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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ireland
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25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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Simsbury, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Cork, Ireland
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201 reviews 201 reviews
87 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went with the SPACE tour and it was fantastic. It does get quite cold so bring really warm clothes as you do stand outside for quite some time before the hot drinks! Our guide (a lady, I forget her name) was really informative and passionate about the stars, her talk was extremely interesting. We were then brought around to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Must go tour if you are in San Pedro. If you come from English speaking countries, strongly recommend the Canadian Les, he is the best, even though you forgot all your general knowledge of astronomy in high school, you will still enjoy the tour. Reserve the SPACE agency in advance. SPACE seems fairly cheap compared to other agencies, although I... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The guide is a Canadian and is humorous in leading us walking through the beautiful night sky of the southern hemisphere. There are several "huge" telescopes set up so you can easily find the stars, supernova, zodiacs ...

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