Chile has many observatories due to the fact that the country sits under some of the clearest skies in the world. These observatories are mainly used for research but now many have opened their doors for you to visit. Pictures of twinkling stars in glowing gas or spiral galaxies that will leave you mesmerised.
The future of astronomical research in Chile looks bright. Astronomers around the world partake in the construction of ever bigger and better telescopes each year in Chile. Not only does Chile provide the best conditions for observations of large mirror telescopes like the VLT, the meteorological conditions are also beneficent for observations of radio waves from space.
As unique as Chile’s landscape is, so is its climate. You will find at least 7 major different climate types all hosted in one country. In general, it is safe to say Chile experiences the 4 seasons of the year, although in some areas they are more marked than others. Summer runs from December to February and winter from June to August.