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Astronomical Tour with Guide and Pick Up to San Pedro de Atacama
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Astronomical Tour with Guide and Pick Up to San Pedro de Atacama

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We will make observation of the deep sky through high-end, computerized and manual telescopes with which we will make an equatorial and azumuthal sweep of the objects visible during the night in Atacama, depending on the time of the year we can observe: planets, open clusters and closed, galaxies and stars. Where we can distinguish its shape and colors with great ease. Add to the explanatory scientific talk of our astronomy guides Patricio and Nathan who seek to dynamically and didactically deliver the scientific information of the universe. We can also relate the visible constellations of the southern hemisphere with the help of a laser pointer. If you like to know about the Andean archeology-astronomy of Latin America, you should ask for an explanation from Patricio, who is the speaker in the explanatory talk about how our American ancestors related the cosmos to the geographical and cultural zone.
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2018Brit-Skier wrote a review Jan. 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom23 contributions7 helpful votes
This is a little gem which, although small, is effective. The display, in a geodesic dome, comprises a circle of displayed meterorites of different types and histories. A screen by each exhibit gives a video display and headphones have a commentary in a choice of languages. In the centre are cabinets with arm-holes enabling visitors to feel various meteorites, check their magnetism and feel the weight of those light enough. The Atacama is an ideal place for finding meteorites because there are ares with no vegetation or disturbance and the very low humidity prevents oxidation and erosion. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. It is possible to buy various small examples found locally.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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MHH-Berkshire wrote a review Jan. 2020
South Devon, United Kingdom107 contributions88 helpful votes
This was the most amazing place to visit. Located at the edge of town, in what looks like a giant yurt, the contents and quality of the exhibits and the story they tell is incredible, covering the origins of the solar system to recent finds of meteorites. Great use of technology and interactive systems, thoroughly recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Stacey v wrote a review Jan. 2020
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We loved this little museum! The audioguide unfolded the story of different kinds of meteorites, how they were formed, and how they were found. And then a guide spoke with us at the end about how to identify whether or not a "rock" you come across in the desert is a meteorite or not. All in all a very pleasant visit.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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rgrove004 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Newark, Delaware22 contributions8 helpful votes
Small museum, about 30 mins to go through but very good learnings and super interesting meteorite samples. Highly recommend! On-site expert answered questions with great detail
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Mayo W wrote a review Dec. 2019
St Albans, United Kingdom44 contributions47 helpful votes
The two men were so helpful explaining the meteorites in the museum and the audio guide was excellent. We took over an hour and it was well worth the visit
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Date of experience: December 2019
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