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Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour

Learn about and experience the world’s most amazing view of the night sky in the Atacama desert.

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USD $40.00

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Atacama Desert Stargazing Tour

Highlights:

  • Gaze from what’s considered to be the best place for stargazing in the world
  • Knowledgeable astronomer as your guide
  • Learn the history of the cosmos and the relationship with local culture

Overview

For centuries, astronomers and observers have traveled from all over the world to view the universe from the Atacama desert. Due to the uniquely clear skies almost all year around, they come to experience the cosmos in a way that can’t be experienced anywhere else.

In this ethno-astronomy tour we present the night sky through an Andean lens, the same lens that is still observed and recognized by native Atacameños.

You will leave knowing the name and significance of every constellation, and with knowledge and respect for the native people and their beliefs.

This tour will pick you up at your place of lodging between 21:00 and 21:30.

What’s Included:

This experience is divided into three parts:

  1. The first hour will be a presentation of the current objects in the sky. We’ll use our equipment to provide you with detailed information about what you are observing: distances of the planets, dimensions and temperatures, etc.
  2. During the second part we’ll break to get to know each other over coffee and hot chocolate.
  3. During the second hour of the tour, we’ll use a laser in order to explain both the greek and Andean cosmo vision/tradition.

Both English and Spanish guides are available.

Important Note:

Depending of the weather conditions and positions of some stars at the night sky, it might change the order of the first and third part of the observation.

We recommend that you wear warm clothing, as it can get quite chilly at night!

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Atacama, Chile

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Atacama, Chile -27.566056, -70.050314

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    A wonderful way to spend a late night gazing at the beauty of our universe. A powerful telescope brings the moon and planets much closer while a laser pointer makes it easy to pick out key stars among the thousands of points of light in the sky above. Dress warm, very warm, and bring a flask of your favorite adult beverage to keep your insides warm too.

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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