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Stargazing in the Atacama Desert

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Our Program Manager arranged on our 2013 visit to Atacama an evening of stargazing after dark at Sunset Point near San Pedro de Atacama. We did many things on our trip to South America and Patagonia in a months time, but I was most pleased that several of our travel companions had mentioned our stargazing that I had requested and helped arrange as one of the high lights of the trip.
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San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile
San Pedro de Atacama is located on the northern end of the Chilean salt flats. The landscape is a mix of ragged mountains and barren desert, resembling what I picture the surface of the moon to look like. At night you can take a ride out to the...