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Observatorio Cruz del Sur

Cerro el Peralito S/N, Combarbala, Chile
+56 53 274 1854
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One of the most incredible moments of my life

This was my first trip south of the equator. I was doing service work nearby and visited the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2015
Stephanee J
Hampton, Illinois
Unbelievable....a must see!

The observatory is a bit off the beaten path but definitely worth the effort. I had an excellent... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2015
Allison S
Sycamore, Illinois
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10 Jul 2015
“One of the most incredible moments of my life”
2 Jul 2015
“Unbelievable....a must see!”
Cerro el Peralito S/N, Combarbala, Chile
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

This was my first trip south of the equator. I was doing service work nearby and visited the Observatorio Cruz del Sur on the winter solstice. Viewing the southern night sky with the absence of light pollution was breathtaking. We also saw star clusters, "shooting...More

Thank Stephanee J
Reviewed 3 July 2015

The observatory is a bit off the beaten path but definitely worth the effort. I had an excellent experience from start to finish and would do it again. Actually, my friends and I went on several tours since I could not get enough of the...More

1  Thank Allison S
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Going to this observatory is a great experience for adults and children. The best experience is at night, because they also offer tours during the day. After watching an explanatory movie we went outside and we received and educational talk. Then we went to watch...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

We visited the observatory in january 2015 and had an excellent experience. The small office in town arranged a local translator for us free of charge to translate the guided tour in Spanish into English. However, we didn't get the impression that this is a...More

Thank sarabek
Reviewed 31 January 2015

We had a good visit to the observatory - but due to our limited Spanish we didn't get as much out of it as all the Spanish speakers. This was no fault of the observatory. The evening starts when the doors open at 9 pm....More

Thank JenandDani
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Unlike the big, university and consortium-run observatories to the north (themselves certainly worth a visit-if you can), you actually get to use a telescope. The nice, young guide was also the first to really explain to me how to use the Southern Cross!

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Cruz del Sur was the third observatory that we visited in our Chilean travel and It was the best. A really good video about the astronomy, a really interesting view of the sky. A really good experience, also because there are not so many tourist...More

1  Thank EugenioZona
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