Fodor's Expert Review Pangue Observatory

Vicuña Observatory/Planetarium Fodor's Choice

One of the many tourist observatories to pop up across the region catering to the growing numbers of visitors keen to catch their own glimpse of the mysteries of the universe, Pangue—17 km (11 miles) south of Vicuña—boasts more firepower than most, with arguably the most powerful telescope in the region. Through the 16- and 25-inch telescopes, you can view solar systems, planets, galaxies, and nebulae. The standard tour allows enough time to see 8 to 10 such phenomena, while budding stargazers are welcome to bring their own list, and tour guides can help you find them. Tours can be organized from the tour office at San Martín 233 in Vicuña and are available in English, French, and Spanish. Note that tours do not run for the week around each full moon.

Observatory/Planetarium Fodor's Choice

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Vicuña, Coquimbo  Chile

51-241–2584

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Rate Includes: From 21,000 pesos, From 24000 pesos, Closed July and Aug.

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