La Silla

Observatory in San Pedro de Atacama Region

The European Southern Observatory is home to an array of powerful telescopes, with many important discoveries emerging from astronomical research conducted here. You can learn more about the site on a public tour, conducted once a week. Tours take place at 2pm on Saturdays, though you must arrive no later than 1:30pm. You'll also need your own transportation. To arrange a tour, fill out a visitor form online.