Hotel Diego de Almagro Antofagasta Costanera
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... has the same diameter as the distance between the most remote antennas in the array. The antennas at ALMA are fixed to the ground with a "quick release" system that makes it possible to move them - with a 12 m wide vehicle looking like the thing that brings rockets to the lift off area. By moving the big parabolas apart and together, the cunning guys and gals at ALMA can "zoom in and out" on the stuff they want to see. It's quite some job to do that, though, so they ...
... Later that evening we sat on the balcony watching the sun set before heading for a bite to eat. I could certainly get used to a 2-day birthday, spoilt is not the word. I would have been happy with a nice dinner but everything was beyond my expectations made the two days very special.
With the hype of the birthday celebrations drawing to a close, we checked into a budget hotel for our final night in Antofagasta. We spent as much time as we could in the Terrado ...
... camp was followed next day by a camp right next door to the European Scientific Observatory in Parana, about 8000 feet up with wonderful clear skies and star gazing opportunities. They wouldn’t let us in to see their scope but there are 4 all with 9 metre refractive mirrors, and the guards did show us where to park although we were told very seriously not to put our headlights on as evening drew in as this would be classed as light ...
... padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">After three long days of riding we see our first green plants and trees. The oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama comes into view, promising two rest days of cold beer and hot nightlife. It's been a tough stretch, despite the short length so It's good to know that we can kick up the heels for an extra day. We're now two riding days from Bolivia, and the rumour mill in camp is working overtime.
... t rained here since 15 years and that the town get's it's water supply from the mountains and from the sea.
As I am writing this we are sitting in a restaurant with Georgio and his girl friend Elisabeth, a local lady and friend of Georgios, we've already met in Namibia.
We ordered a parilla again but now we did the wise thing, we ordered a 2 person parilla for the 4 of us - we still had a hard ...