In the north of Chile, we offer you a new star-gazing excursion in an exclusive, secluded place not far from the ruins of Tulor. The location outside the city of San Pedro de Atacama is free of air pollution and therefore ideal to enjoy the most beautiful night sky in the world.
During a visit to San Pedro de Atacama, stargazing is a must, and therefore a dedicated observatory has been established in the ancient community of Tulor, far from any civilization and air pollution. A stargazing trip offers a detailed view of the night sky, under some of the most favorable conditions on earth and with direct views of the sand dunes and the Volcano Licancabur. Guests visiting the observatory will learn with the naked eye and a powerful telescope the constellations, the celestial sphere, the archaeoastronomy, the cosmology, the star development and the space research.
Your Stargazing Tour schedule might look like this:
From about 21:30 you will be taken to the observatory in the Atacama Desert.
After your arrival at the observatory, your tour begins. You will receive information about the specific conditions of the Atacama desert sky, constellations and ancient myths and the celestial sphere.
From about 10:15 p.m., you can observe the sky with your naked eyes to identify objects and structures that can be observed in the night sky.
After that, you will be able to observe space objects such as nebulae and clusters through a telescope. Whenever you see the moon, or other planets like Saturn, Jupiter and Mars, which unfortunately is not always the case, you can also marvel at them through the telescope.
Around midnight you will be returned to your lodge after this unique experience.
* The star gazing tour is subject to weather conditions. In the case of clouds and rain, stargazing is unfortunately not possible. These conditions become unpredictable in February due to the rainy season.
* Stargazing is also offered during the full moon phase. Here, however, it should be noted that the moonlight will prevent you from observing most other celestial bodies. You will still enjoy the experience. At full moon, you will be able to observe the objects that can be seen brighter than usual and you will focus mainly on the nature of the moon.
Astronomy experts say the three best places in the world to observe the galaxy are Hawaii, the Canary Islands and Chile. It is no coincidence that the world’s most prestigious observatories are located in San Pedro de Atacama, a part of the world that is located among the clearest skies in the world.
Your Dr. Julia Malchow
Owner & Founder