Planetarium Cusco

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Planetarium Cusco
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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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nathi89443
Geneva, Switzerland25 contributions
Great experience and very enthusiastic guide
Oct 2021 • Couples
Ana Maria shared her passion with us in a very enthusiastic way, we were drawn into her stories and explanations and spent 2 exciting hours with her, learning more about the Southern Sky and Inca constellations. The planetarium is a family run organization well worth a visit! They picked us up in town (they were perfectly on time), and drove us back down. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Cusco.
Written October 24, 2021
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Hugo
3 contributions
Wonderful !
Aug 2021 • Couples
A magnificent experience to live a few minutes from Cusco. The team is passionate and transmits its joy to see the stars.
Written September 5, 2021
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Maria G
Dunwoody, GA1,196 contributions
To cusco and beyond!
Jul 2021 • Friends
I greatly enjoyed my visit to the Cusco planetarium. Ana Maria Was a seller guy. She was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Her explanation of the night sky today and during the time of the Incas was complete and very animated. And the place is small but their hearts and knowledge is huge. We had three large telescopes to view the sky from outside. This was a once in a lifetime experience and I have been to many planetariums.
Written July 15, 2021
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Brendan C
Abancay, Peru47 contributions
Awesome experience, wonderful people
Apr 2021
Incan astronomy is fascinating. They saw the skies in a very different way. They explain and compare western and Incan astronomy in a thorough and totally approachable way, using their awesome dome. Then afterward you get to go outside in the beautiful Cusco night sky and look at the skies through their awesome telescopes. We had amazing views of the moon's craters and star clusters.

They set up a personal tour for us, accommodated our wiggly children, and by the end of the evening they knew our names! They even threw in a birthday gift for my wife. Wonderful people and wonderful experience.
Written April 23, 2021
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Brenda T
1 contribution
Peru trip
Pandemic has made this impossible. Yet I still got charged for it. What more can I say, this whole experience has been horrible. So far I'm out a considerable amount of money I'm having to fight to get any back.
Written July 10, 2020
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AnaMariaPlanetarium
Dear Brenda We are just back in track, and we are checking your coment now. So sorry, we didn´t recived the refound e mail. Please contact us at anamaria@planetariumcusco.com to see how we can solve this
Written January 7, 2021
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OShawkat
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Must see if you’re in Cusco
Feb 2020 • Solo
Fantastic experience! Our guide (Ann Marie I think) was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and passionate about the topic. Learned about the southern sky, Incan astronomy, and got to see many stars first hand using the telescope. Fascinating to see how the Incans used the stars to predict agriculture! The blankets and hot tea were much appreciated (it gets chilly up there in the wet season)!
Written February 29, 2020
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AnaMariaPlanetarium
Dear Friend We are very thankfull for the time you took to writte a review about us. It is impossible not to be passionated taking about our ancestors and astronomy. The little details is for you feeling welcome and at home. thanks fornoticing it!! Yes,please, it couldbe chilli at night, bring jacktes and warm clothes
Written March 16, 2020
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Pauline K
5 contributions
Fascinating introduction to the southern sky and the Inca’s constellations
Feb 2020 • Friends
We were picked up in the historic centre of Cusco and taken to the planetarium where the ladies gave us a great explanation of the stars and planets in an easy to understand fun way. We were lucky that the sky was clear when we went outside so we could see the southern sky with our own eyes.
A fun and informative visit.
Written February 26, 2020
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AnaMariaPlanetarium
Great to hear that! Sometimes only the ladies go to the planetarium, crossing fingers usually help to get a clear sky and we are more than happy if you enjoy All the best to you
Written March 16, 2020
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Irina
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Very charming and educational
Mar 2019
I went to the planetarium Cusco in August 2018, with a child. It's a family-owned facility in the mountains near Cusco. They have a dome with a view of the night sky and reference Inca cosmology a lot. Then you go out and take a look at the night sky via Telescope and just by using a light pointer. Very educational.
Written February 12, 2020
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AnaMariaPlanetarium
Thank you very much! we love to keep learning with you... once we share information, we also learn a lot!
Written March 16, 2020
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Anish S
Chicago, IL689 contributions
Great evening with knowledgeable people!
Sep 2019
This came up in many of our research, we weren't sure but when speaking to the hotel concierge and locals, everyone raved about it. We decided to book this a few days in advance as the tickets do sell out on day off (If it's clear skies). They pick you up from a plaza and drop you off there as well. It's from 6 PM to 8:30ish PM so either plan for an early dinner or later dinner after you are dropped off.

The planetarium and the tours are run by a family - the uncle being the all knowledgeable one with the nephews having gone to school in US so that they can better explain in English. When you get to the planetarium, they split you in to two groups (English and Spanish speaking). You either start in their mini dome where you get to learn about the southern sky or in a sitting area where you get to learn about the history of Peruvian civilization. After both of those, you are taken to the garden where they have industrial grade telescopes set up so you can get close up view of some of the stars/moon/planets. On a clear sky, if you are lucky you will also get to see a shooting star (we did and we weren't even looking for it).
I highly recommend this for families.
Written December 30, 2019
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AnaMariaPlanetarium
Dear Fiends: as we are an small place, yes, it is not a masive experience, somehow still a hidden treasure in Cusco. Thanks for taking the time to explain the experience, as we are so much involve that sometimes we can forget something Families most than welcome, however children over 7 is the best! Thanks again
Written January 9, 2020
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MichaelBrooks
Denver, CO5 contributions
Cute planetarium
Dec 2019
We decided to go here to have a perspective of how the space looked from Cusco is a very nice place and not so touristy but worth seeing
Written December 23, 2019
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AnaMariaPlanetarium
Thanks so much for your kind words! the southern sky is totally worth seeing All the best
Written January 9, 2020
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