"Astro-Tourism" takes off in Chilean desert

A new form of tourism, traveling to places with sufficiently clear night skies for astronomy, has developed in recent years, and one of its hottest spots is the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, which has unpolluted clear dry air and no nearby cities to create light pollution.

 

Already home to a number of "super-observatories," the area will now have tours available to the Alma observatory, which uses 65 antennae to create the equivalent of a 10-mile-long telescope. The Guardian (UK) has MORE

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