Astronomical Observatory Tatacoa

Astronomical Observatory Tatacoa

Astronomical Observatory Tatacoa
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Monday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Giel H
1 contribution
Jul 2019
The director Guillermo Andrés García Aguirre provided an introduction to the stellar configurations, planets (Jupiter and Saturn), globular clusters, and Milky Way visible on the Southern Sky. Nearby to the observatory we were lying on our back to view the sky. Meanwhile, Guillermo pointed with a laser at triangles of stars that form or are part of a stellar configuration. He spoke in Spanish and English for an audience of Spanish and English speaking people, with excellent pace and contagious enthusiasm. Guillermo and one of his staff members had positioned two Celestron-like telescopes to view planets and deep sky objects like globular clusters. Jupiter and his four moons were visible, and also Saturn and his rings.
With a Ph.D. on stellar evolution and having done astronomical observations at the European Southern Observatory at La Silla in Chile, I was delighted about Guillermo's excellent introduction to the Southern Sky, and his knowledge of stellar evolution and astrophysics in general.
My wife and I enjoyed the visit and speaking afterwards with Guillermo. Guillermo is an enthusiastic photographer of deep sky objects and is willing to send you photos via Whatsapp using the nickname Astro William.
Written 4 January 2020
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Ruth Carey
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We waited for over an hour and a half with nobody looking or speaking to us. We thought they were waiting for the clouds to clear but when I eventually asked if there would be a tour they just said no too cloudy, yet they left us all waiting. Wasted 30000 peso to get out there and waiting an hour and a half before eventually having to leave.
Written 21 December 2019
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RichardS84
Sudbury, UK132 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
The main observatory was closed so we sat on the ground in a field nearby. The talk was entirely in Spanish and went on for about 1hr 20mins. Four fairly small telescopes had been set up but there wasn't a great deal to see and quite a number of people left early. As the area was next to the car park there was a lot of light polution from cars coming and going. Overall it wasn't a very good experience.
Written 11 March 2019
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Rick S
Bogota, Colombia17 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Guillermo, the Director and Astronomer, provided an evening both educational and amazing. It’s 2 hours well spent for all. He spoke in Spanish, English and French and played his role extremely well. For the best viewing you must schedule your visit during a new moon phase as the brightness at this time is limited and makes the night sky even more breathtaking. This was the highlight of the trip to Neiva and the Tatacoa.
Written 9 March 2019
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amarcel-d
Bogota, Colombia215 contributions
Jan 2019
That’s no a comfortable place even though you have to pay a fare for listening a conference and see the sky from the plastic chair.
Guillermo García is Observatory Head and he is amazing, when he is speaking about the stars and giving us the explanation anything else happen around us
Written 10 January 2019
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dpurkey
Davis, CA4 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
We went to the nightly star gazing lecture delivered by the Director of the Observatory and it was fantastic. Fun, funny and educational all at once
Written 7 January 2019
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Alejo R
Pamplona, Spain6 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Lacking in organisation, and would not recommend for non Spanish speakers for the show is exclusively in Español.

Engaging for little children and elders, it can be a family affair.
Written 7 January 2019
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chmedina
Bogota, Colombia37 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
I was so esceptical of this, I went because I was already there....and at the end, it was a nice surprise. The observation was great, funny, interesting, and you learn very interesting things about the stars and the space.
A plus is if you don't go in full moon because for the moon light you can see less stars.
Written 27 December 2018
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jose s
Bogota, Colombia175 contributions
Oct 2018
Muy entretenido, maravilloso cielo, Conto historias junto con la astronomía. Very entertaining. We had a marvellous clear skies. We could see many stars and constellations.
Written 22 October 2018
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Wendy B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands166 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Awesome tour- no dome just sitting out under stars with lecturer and two telescopes- a must if NOT cloudy
Written 5 February 2018
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