NIGHT SKY of the ANDES – Stargazing Outing 1D


NIGHT SKY of the ANDES – Stargazing Outing 1D


Guided excursion for the observation of the amazing night sky to any of the different places availables (Jujuy sorroundings, Quebrada de Humahuaca, Salinas Grandes or salt flat, other places), using modern optical instruments (eg. binoculars and telescopes), to spot and identify the Milky Way, the Magellanic Clouds, several Southern Hemisphere constellations with their conspicuous stars, the Moon, several planets, as well as some deep sky objects (stellar and globular cumulus), an occasionally meteor showers (always depending on the astronomical ephemeris of the day). Explanatory and interpretive talks given by an astro tourism guide. Opportunities for photography of the night sky.



From 4 to 6 hours (including transfer to the observation place).


Objects and events of interest

The objects and events observed vary according to the astronomical ephemeris of the day and hour of observation. Currently, the Moon, the Magellanic Clouds, the Milky Way, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, the southern Hemisphere Constellations and the most conspicuous stars (from aprox. lat. 24° South), some deep sky objects such as stellar and globular cumulus, an ocassional comet and/or a meteor shower. The chosen observation sites also presents conditions of exceptional natural beauty.



Low, since it does not require physical effort on the part of the participant. However, some locations can be quite cold at night (particularly, in fall and winter), so it may be neccessary to bring warm clothing.



  • For all public. Children accompanied by their parents.
  • No previous experience required.
  • Good overall health.
  • Thick jacket, hat, gloves (between May and August).
  • Camera (suggested).




  • Astro tourism guide.
  • Use of astronomical equipments (eg. refractor and/or dobsonian reflector).
  • Transportation to and from the viewing location (optional). The transfer can take up to two (2) hours per section.
  • Snacks (optional).


Not included:

Services not detailed.



All year. Preferably, between April and November. Departure and arrival place: S. S. de Jujuy (or nearby towns), and Salta city, occasionally.

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