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“The best way to connect the dots how the incas knew about astronomy and agriculture.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Planetarium Cusco

Planetarium Cusco
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$68.00*
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Cusco by Night Including Pisco Sour and The Planetarium
Ranked #17 of 167 things to do in Cusco
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Owner description: 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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“The best way to connect the dots how the incas knew about astronomy and agriculture.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

If you still have doubts about the way how the inca's cities were built. You will find your answers in a great atmosphere followed by a cup of tea and a night sightseeing telescope. By Adriano Giannella

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Newport Beach, California
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“Fun and interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

We got lucky. When we arrived at the planetarium, it was cloudy. Throughout the (interesting, information) indoor portion, it stayed that way, but within 5 minutes of going outside to use the telescopes, the sky cleared up completely and we had some amazing views. It was my first realization that I was outside of the northern hemisphere for the first time, as I saw constellations like the Southern Cross. I even got to see Saturn and it's rings. Definitely recommended as a fun evening activity before a late dinner.

Visited September 2012
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Denver, CO
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“Fun to look through the telescope”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

The family that runs the planetarium is incredibly friendly and helpful. They go to great lengths to make you comfortable in the cold (blankets and tea included), and are very enthusiastic. The indoor presentation didn't have too much information, but really I think that's because most of the information about the Inca is unknown. Much of what they share is stuff you will hear elsewhere while traveling through this area. The best part was looking through the telescopes at the star clusters and Saturn (which was cool, but as you would expect, brief.) If you don't have much time in Cusco I would probably skip it.

Visited August 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Great night, learnt alot, staff are excellent, gandolf the big friendly dog is beautiful. Best part is the viewing of Saturn through the microscope.
Recommend to anyone even slightly interested in the skies or the incas

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Puerto Varas, Chile
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“great thing to do in cuzco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

interesting, super informative, great to visit with kids, they have a ver organized visit and they pick you up at the plaza in cusco, reasonable price also

Visited July 2012
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