Observatorio Cerro Mamalluca
Observatorio Cerro Mamalluca Review
The most welcoming (for tourists, that is) of the Elqui Valley observatories and the one that thus attracts the most visitors, Mamalluca is 9 km (5½ mi) north of Vicuña. On the Basic Astronomy tour, visitors are given an introductory talk before stargazing on the terrace and then taking turns looking through a 12-inch digital telescope. Also offered is an Andean Cosmology tour, which focuses more on the Andean interpretation of the constellations. Tours start at the tour office in Vicuña; transport to the observatory is provided.
- Address: Tour office, Gabriela Mistral 260, Vicuña, 1760000 | Map It
- Phone: 51/411–352
- Cost: Each tour 3,500 pesos
- Hours: Basic Astronomy tour daily at 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm; Andean Cosmology tour daily at 9:30 pm, 11:30 pm, and 1:30 am.
- Website: www.mamalluca.org
- Location: Vicuña
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