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Like Paranal, La Silla is an ESO-operated observatory in Chile. Its perch high on the La Silla mountaintop, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, means the location is free of light pollution, and it also boasts good weather 300 days per year—conditions perfect for stargazing. The ESO hosts a collection of telescopes at La Silla, but one of the most famous is the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher, which is constantly on the hunt for extrasolar planets.Visit: Free, guided tours are…
n mid-August 2010 ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky snapped this amazing photo at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. A group of astronomers were observing the centre of the Milky Way using the laser guide star facility at Yepun, one of the four Unit Telescopes
The Nuestro Hotel's Elqui Domos is one of only seven astronomic hotels worldwide, and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere. Stay in your own private little yurt-like dome underneath the stars. Each dome comes with a living room and bathroom on the first floor, and a bedroom and detachable roof on the second. And leave your telescopes at home: they provide them for you. in Chile