Observatorio Astronómico Astrosur

Top choice in Cauca & Huila

Former Tatacoa Observatory resident astronomer Javier Rua Restrepo now runs his own observatory around 1km further away from town. He is a dynamic teacher who clearly loves his work and he has a number of high-quality telescopes for visitors to use. Talks at 6:30pm daily are in Spanish only.

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