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An astronomical experience at Astronomical observatory of Quito

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Astronomical Observatory of Quito, located in the middle of the La Alameda Park, is a significant building and the second oldest in South America. It’s open to the community as an astronomical museum. It exhibits all the pieces that nineteenth-century scientists used. The Astronomical Observatory was equipped with a variation of instruments: a universal telescope, a portable telescope, a sextant, prismatic circle, theodolite, barometers, thermometers, timers, magnetic needles and microscopes.

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But the main attraction is the Merz equatorial telescope, made in Germany and particularly designed for the Quito sky. Apart from the astronomical relics the observatory saved, best part is its architecture. Astronomical Observatory of Quito offers global community the Virtual Telescope System. This system is linking via Internet and allows as watching, by streaming, what the telescopes of the institution see.

Entry fees:
$ 2.00 USD for adults, $ 1.00 for students and seniors, $ 0.50 USD for children.
Night observations: Adults- $3

Entry time: Tuesday to Sunday-10am to 5pm

Address: Av Gran Colombia y 10 de Agosto. Avenida Gran Colombia, Quito 170136, Ecuado

Contact Info: (593)022583451; (593)02257076"

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