Mamalluca Observatory is located 9 kms. northwest of Vicuña, the observatory opened in November 1998, a project designed by the Municipality of Vicuña together with the Club of Amateur Astronomy (CASMIA) and sponsored by the Inter-American Observatory in Cerro Tololo.
Inside the observatory, there is an approximately 2-hour tour where specialized guides explain in detail the concerns of the visitors and respond their doubts with accuracy. Here, you can enter an unsuspected world for humankind, where we are invited to participate in a cosmic journey through sounds and images. You can also look through the telescope, observing the stars, moon, planets like Saturn and its rings or Jupiter and its 16 moons, and the different constellations.In addition to the administration offices, a diner and a souvenirs shop are available for visitors who come to this fascinating place.
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!