Chile’s new tourism frontier comes hand in hand with astronomy

Star tour telescopes Atacama

Star tour telescopes Atacama

Given Chile’s astronomical natural advantages, a strategic plan has been developed between public contributors from the world of tourism and scientific research.

It is well known that Chile has privileged natural advantages that enable and promote the development of astronomical research, especially in the north, where there is an average of two hundred and ninety clear nights per year. That is why about 40% of the world’s astronomical infrastructure is concentrated in Chile, a figure that would reach 70% in the next decade. Without going any further, last Wednesday the construction of the newly launched Giant Magellan Telescope started, reaffirming our key position in the astronomical world.

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