Stargazing in the Atacama Desert
In the desert of Atacama, the air is crisp and the light is ever-changing. This arid expanse sprawls across almost 50,000sq m (80,000sq km) with little or no sign of man-made life and at times, zero cloud cover. The light pollution here is incredibly low, making stargazing in the Atacama Desert an unparalleled experience.
Indeed, the Atacama is considered one of the best places in the world for astronomy, which explains why the largest galactic observatory has been built here: ALMA. This project was established by the USA, EU and East Asian states, aimed at studying the inner workings of star constellations and planets throughout the known universe.
You certainly don’t need to be a professional astronomer to enjoy the stars above you, though. You can revel in the sight of perfect, star-lit skies from the privacy of your own room at Tierra Atacama. Spot constellations, or simply sit back and take in the illuminated immensity.