Our stellar journey under the dark skies of Andacollo, just an hour from La Serena at 1.300 mts (4.200 ft aprox.) elevation, begins with a explicative talk about the universe from a specialized guide in the projection hall of the Collowara amateur observatory.
The hall where the talk is given is wide and comfortable, very similar to a cinema. After the talk, outside the observatory, the guide explains us, with the help of a laser pointer, about the constellations and their location, encouraging us to use our imagination.
Later on and after we watch the sky with our bear eyes we go to the telescopes. Collowara has high quality equipment: a 16″ telescope, a 14″ telescope and a 10″ telescope placed in special way to have a 360º sight.
- Ticket for Observatory
Note: The tour is subject to weather conditions.