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Welcome to the Coquimbo region, one of the world’s best spots for astronomy and stargazing. Thanks to the area’s remoteness, proximity to desert and pure air, even some of Southern hemisphere’s foremost astronomy centers are based here. Travelers will choose to take an informative astronomy tour in the Mamalluca Observatory, or an Andean Worldview Tour that explains the astronomical beliefs of the region’s ancient civilizations. Perched on an isolated hilltop, the Observatory boasts an impressive collection of outdoor telescopes and a high-powered 16-inch Meade unit housed in its own dome.

On a moonless night, the starry skies can be seen up to the eighth magnitude with the naked eye. The Milky Way is oh-so-milky and Jupiter makes the brightest show at night. The curious minds will find stargazing in Coquimbo the inspiration of a lifetime.