Francisco de Aguirre Hotel
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... street lights behind. In the desert, there were 2 telescopes set up pointing towards the moon. Our guide, who was a physics student, told us about creators on the moon, different stars, galaxies and constellations including Orion. We got some great views of Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, Mars and also peered into a neighboring nebula that couldn't be seen with the naked eye.
Next stop was La Serena. A hairy bus journey saw a guy have his bag stolen, a scuffle as ...
... by Europe and USA. Current telescope mirrors are 12 metres or so and the new ones being built will be 40m and 80m. We were also shown a really cool computer program to observe stars and planets (http://www.stellarium.org) from a perspective from anywhere on earth, at any point in time. We were finally taught how to use the Southern Cross to find south. The distance from the bottom to the top of cross extended a further 4.5 times will be directly above due south.
... dans un bus de 23 heures vers le désert d'Atacama et San Pedro
Because of the snowstorm we got stuck in Punta Arenas, but after a day of a delay we finally got to flyover the Andes for four hours to get to Santiago.
Through our experience we have learnt that big cities is not really our thing, so we didn't spend much time in Santiago. Instead, we rented a car and went ...
... about our shiny nocturnal supervisors and see them up close through the lense of a telescope.
I arrived from La Serena to the town of Vicuña, the 'capital' of the Elqui Valley. From there I would need to get a bus deeper into the valley to Pisco. But I decided to first take a stroll around, the place had an alluring charm about it.
I left Vicuña as the Chile v Holland game kicked off and arrived in Pisco at half time. The town ...
Was pd cold in the morning – a clear night and zero insulation in the marine ply walls and roof – very disinclined to strip off for a shower.
Bus supposed to go at 8.55am and considered waiting to see it go by my balcony, as only a block from the bus station, but you never know if they will take a short cut, so trolled down there and then it was, of course, an hour late. Then some d/head in my seat so crammed in and he ...