Mamalluca Observatory is a tourist observatory with educational displays, just 46 miles (74 km) east of Coquimbo, Chile, in a dramatic mountain setting known for clear skies. Home to a 12-inch telescope, the observatory also features a multimedia exhibition room where, in an entertaining lecture, visitors can learn about all there is to awe in Earth’s night sky; a diner and a souvenir shop are available. Mamalluca also offers a tour where specialized guides explain in detail the concerns of the visitors and respond their doubts with accuracy. Here, visitors can look through the telescope, observe the stars, moon, planets, and the different constellations. Camping is not allowed here, however admission is open to the public everyday from dawn until midnight. For more information, please visit online or call +56 51 267 0330.
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!