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Chile's Giant Telescopes

Join Astronomy magazine and MWT Associates, Inc., on a tour of some of the world’s premier observatories and take in the country’s breathtaking southern skies.
Paranal
The Very Large Telescope at Cerro Paranal Observatory
Iztok Boncina/ESO
CTIO
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
NOAO/AURA/NSF
ElTatioGeysers
El Tatio geysers
Robin Fernandes

The Atacama Desert in northern Chile has become the site of choice for many astronomy observatories. Not only does have exceptional sky conditions due to its dry air, but it also claims 330 clear nights per year.

Join Astronomy magazine May 21–30, 2014, to experience the spectacular southern sky and some of these world-class observatories as well as the rich cultural, historic, and natural sites of this South American country with this trip to observe Chile's Giant Telescopes.


The tour includes:
  • Regular night sky viewing with access to a 16-inch telescope
  • Commentary and services of a fully experienced guide
  • Astronomy lectures from David J. Eicher, editor of Astronomy magazine
  • Visits to
    • Cerro Paranal Observatory
    • Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
    • SPACE Observatory in San Pedro de Atacama
    • Chuquicamata villages
    • Archeological Indian sites and Spanish Colonial villages
    • El Tatio geysers
    • Valle de la Luna
For more information, contact:
MWT Associates, Inc.
1-877-707-7827 Toll Free
+(408)279-5589 Tel
+(408)279-5587 Fax
Email: tours@melitatrips.com
Website: www.melitatrips.com
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