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San Pedro de Atacama - ciudad de las estrellas (stars city)

17 Nov 2012

We arrived San Pedro de Atacama very late last night and I had already noticed the sky was just full of twinkle glitter stars!!

We woke up at 10am today and the tour guide was already busy with booking our individual activities in this town. We planned to go to the sunset in moon valley in the evrning and then to the Astronomy tour at midnight.

I quite like San Pedro de Atacama. There are only a few main streets in this town so it is really easy for us to get around. We did some shopping in the day while ee were waiting for our evening and night tours.

I was really blown away by how good our astronomy night tour was and i went with little knowledge of constellations and stars. We were taken to this vast open space and the guide/astronomer/stargazer was already using his laser gun pointing out the different types of constellations and stars! It was freezing cold in the night but it was just so interesting. I got to see my star sign- taurus!! Second part of the tour was to watch stars/planets via different types of telescopes!! I saw Jupiter, neptune and saturn!!

Posted by sianmy 03:41 Tagged san pedro

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