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Observatorio Callowara - Activity Info. La Serena - Chile

This beautiful, modern observatory just opened in December 2008 and sits atop Cerro Churqui, near the town of Andacollo. Specifically designed for tourists, Callowara offers excellent equipment and several observation platforms from which you can soak in the scenery and catch a glimpse observatories Tololo and Gemini in the distance. There are four telescopes, including a 14-inch Smith-Cassegrain.

Two-hour guided tours are available for $3.50 ($2.50 for seniors and children). Tours start at 7:30, 8:00  and 10:00p.m. during the winter, and 9:00, 10:30 and midnight during the summer. Tickets can be purchased by calling 56-51-546494/432964. For more information, visit Urmeneta #599, Andacollo.

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