For those who enjoy gazing at the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds, be sure to put Northern Chile on your bucket list!
The Atacama Desert is home to the ALMA Observatory, which features the world’s largest microarray telescope, worth $1.5 billion! Visitors who stay at Tierra Atacama can enjoy night-time stargazing excursions, where you’ll stand under a dark desert dome while a private guide teaches you all about the wonder of the nighttime sky.
And this year, on December 14, 2020, stargazers in Chile will be in for a special treat! At 1:03 p.m. there will be a total solar eclipse over Chile’s incredible Lake District. It will last for two minutes and nine seconds.