Visit Collowara Observatory
At 18:00 hrs. go through you to your hotel in La Serena and Coquimbo, the trip lasts about 1 hour. Continuing our route we stop at La Plaza de Andacollo, to collect the clearance by the Municipal office.
We continue our journey to the summit of the hill the Churqui about 1,300 meters above sea level. The duration of this journey is approximately 30 minutes. Upon arrival, the guides by make, with the assistance of a multimedia system an introduction to the group of stars, galaxies and planets to observe in detail.
This is a privileged place surrounded by an impressive scenic beauty and outdoor light pollution, which also allow night stargazing also offers a natural setting worthy of visiting during the day.This Astronomical Observation Center whose name translates to " Andacollo Star "features observation instruments 1st level through which you will appreciate the celestial space in all its dimensions.
In its steel and aluminum dome rotates 360 degrees in both directions, you are the main telescope model Cassigrein Smith 14 which has within its menu a moon walk and allows astronomical photographs taken by a CCD camera.
Located in the open air and away the structure of the observatory three direct observation terraces, arranged in a cross shape facing east, where you can see at a glance the professional observatories Tololo and Gemini are located. They are two model Newtonian telescopes Smith 10 automatic and one Dobsonian telescope model 16 manual.
Note that the infrastructure of the observatory has been adapted to serve in the best way possible to all visitors. It has a projection room, a lobby access, a cafe and toilets, all with special access for the disabled.
And if you want to take a souvenir of this fascinating experience inside is a living souvenir sales, where you can find an interesting collection of related items.
At the end of our trip back to your hotel.
Departure days: Every day, Previous reservation
End Time: 23:00
Duration: Half Day
The price includes the start in all hotels, apartments and accommodation of La Serena and Coquimbo
Cancellations and refunds:
You have up to 2 business days to cancel your reservation