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Llano del Hato National Astronomical Observatory

The observatory was founded in 1970 in the Andes. It is located in the north-east is 50 miles from the city of Merida at an altitude of 3660 m above sea level. Astronomical Observatory is central to Venezuela, and is considered the highest mountain in the world. 


In the observatory was opened many asteroids and other celestial bodies. The fourth largest Schmidt telescope is there. Venezuelan Observatory consists of four buildings of the circular. Each of them has its own telescope. Domes are also museums. 


With its close proximity to the equator, the observatory can observe both hemispheres. Here you will be able to see all the heavenly bodies. These kinds of fascinating and charming. Observatory is located on the territory of the Research Center. Scientists watching the stars and constantly open up new asteroids. It hosts research and solve global issues on the origin of the universe and our planet. 


To get to the National Astronomical Observatory of Llano del Hato possible on any minibus from Puerto Nuevo.  

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