The Gastro Experience

 

  Will learn about night orientation, the constellations, the Andean peoples’ perspective of the cosmos, and  a start chart, and perform naked-eye observations. This experience is available when the moon is waning crescent to waxing crescent.

Then we will use telescopes to view  the objects you found in the chart like galaxies, star clusters, the Milky Way, and nebulae. We will also do some astro-photography – take pictures of you with the amazing Atacama´s night sky in the background.

To conclude this experience, we’ll share a warm drink and some conversation about the moon and the stars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Moon Experience

 

When the moon is on first quarter through last quarter,  we will give more attention to the Earth’s natural satellite. We will talk about night orientation, the constellations, the Andean peoples’ perspective of the cosmos, and how to use a star chart. However, the brightness of the moon during these phases means we will not see the Milky Way and  other objects like nebulae very well.

We will view the moon and also  any other objects bright enough to see that night.  A   nice pic of our satelite for your  phone and also one going to your email . We’ll take a picture of the moon through the telescope, and we will also email you some pictures of other objects taken during a new moon night so you can appreciate the darkness of the Atacama’s night sky and remember your experience with Gastro.

To conclude the experience, we´ll share a warm drink and some conversation about the moon and the stars.

 

Details of Tours

We are located only 10 minutes away from town. Our groups are limited to between mínimum 2 maximum 5, to focus on personalized attention during the experience. The minimum age for guests is 18 years old.

The experiences last about  2.5 to 3 hours each, and are available every day of the week. We will meet in downtown San Pedro at xxx, and usually meet at 19.45h (7.45pm) in  winter and 8.45 in summer. We provide transportation from the meeting point to the experience and back (or to your hotel/hostel if you are staying in downtown San Pedro).

To set some expectations, we offer an astronomy experience enjoying the wonders of the night sky, not an astronomy class about the universe and how it works. Have fun - there will be no physics test at the end!

What to wear

Warm clothes, This is an outdoors activity in the cold in the desert at night. It will get cold.

We will also provide you with a blanket to use during the experience.

Not allowed

We will refuse service to anyone who is visibly drunk or under the influence of drugs, or who uses drugs at any point during the experience. The experience will end immediately and no refunds will be given.

Guests under 18 years of age.

Payment Policy

Payment is required when  the reservation is made. We accept cash.

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before the tour.

What to wear

Transfer from the meeting point to the experience

Astro-photography: we'll take pictures of you with the magic of the night sky and send them via email

Blankets to use to keep warm during the experience

Warm drinks (black tea and herbal tea)

Transfer from the experience to your hotel/hostel in downtown San Pedro

If you are not staying in downtown San Pedro, we'll drop you off at the meeting point

Not allowed

We will refuse service to anyone who is visibly drunk or under the influence of drugs, or who uses drugs at any point during the experience. The experience will end immediately and no refunds will be given.

Guests under 18 years of age.