Fodor's Expert Review Las Campanas Observatory

La Serena Observatory/Planetarium

This observatory of the Carnegie Institute of Washington, 100 km (62 miles) north of La Serena, has twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes (internationally recognized as the best natural imaging telescopes) as well as two others. Free tours of the facilities take place on Saturday between 10 and 2:30, but due to high demand visitors are advised to make reservations several weeks in advance. Preference is given to school groups and delegations.

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Vicuña, Coquimbo  1760000, Chile

51-220–7301

www.lco.cl

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