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    Does anyone have a recommendation for traveling and observing in the southern hemisphere? I would prefer not to transport scopes and equipment.

    I'm familiar with the annual OzSky program in Australia. But I'm thinking Chile or somewhere else may be cheaper travel from the US.
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    Default Re: Southern Hemisphere Travel

    This member often has a team of them that travel to Chile from Europe.

    I am sure if you PM him he may be able to assist you with your travel queries to Chile.

    http://www.astronomyforum.net/members/bernhardhubl.html

    There is also Axel AKA Green12 who lives down there and may also have some good advice to offer.

    http://www.astronomyforum.net/members/green12.html

    Hope that somehow helps.

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    Default Re: Southern Hemisphere Travel

    About all I can add to what Clinton has said is that I am aware of an astronomy centric lodge outside of San Pedro in the Atacama desert - the Atacama Lodge run by Alain Maury and his wife. I have never been, but read some articles in magazines about it. I have yet to find or read about rates for the rooms however. You would have to reach out to the owners about that. It seems to be heavily booked and of course getting there could be expensive as well. They have scopes of varying sizes one can rent as well. Here are some links for you, and hope you find something that will work for you.

    Home | San Pedro de Atacama Celestial Explorations

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