Tololo Observatory Hill
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|Valle del Elqui||8 mi|
|Elqui River Valley||11 mi|
|Pisco Elqui||18 mi|
|Cochiguaz Valley||22 mi|
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Cerro Tololo Astronomical Observatory is an investigation center located 2200 meters above sea level. It has seven high technology optical telescopies.
It´s operated by the Asociation of Universities for the Research in Astronomy Incorporation (AURA), in asociation with the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO), University of Chile and the National Science Fundation.
High technology instruments.
Fourth region. Located 88 kilometers southeast of La Serena, 50 kilometers southwest of Vicuña and 41 kilometers southwest of El Tambo.
How to get there?
Anywhere-La Serena: Land route, by Panamericana Highway north (473 kilometer)
Santiago, Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Copiapo-La Serena: Airway.
La Serena-Cerro Tololo Astronomycal Observatory: Land route, by Internacional Route Gabriela Mistral CH-41.
When to go?
All year long.
Semiarid. Arid in the north and mild in the south. The shore temperatures are homogeneuos, meanwhile in the interior the temperature oscillates between day and night time. Rain during winter season.
La Virgen Hill, El Molle, La Laguna Dam, Gualliuaica, Monte Grande, Cerro Mamalluca Astronomical Observatory, Cerro Tololo Astronomical Observatory, Paihuano, Cochiguaz Valley, Elqui River Valley, Vicuña.
Ask for authorization in the central office in La Serena, phone number (56-51) 205200
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