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In September 2011, I went to Chile with a Sky & Telescope tour group to visit a few of the
professional observatories, see the southern skies for the first time and experience a few nights
at public observatories.
In a nutshell, this trip was extraordinary and Chile is truly an astronomer's paradise.
Being able to see the Milky Way extend from horizon to horizon with Sagittarius at the zenith is
such a wonderful experience. Adding to that the observatories' visits and seeing up close and
personal this fantastic hardware only adds to the intoxication that makes leaving this place very
We were blessed with a nice group of people from several countries and they all contributed to
making this a once in a lifetime experience I will not forget.
I gathered the better part of the 700+ photos I took and compiled them into a few web
albums using a nice freeware tool called Web Album Generator.
I also took a few videos using my iPhone 4 and was surprised at how well they came out. I put
a few links below to the YouTube sequences I uploaded there for the people in the group.
Chile Trip September 2011