The incredible history of the Incan Empire in Peru is of cultural significance to the country and just another reason for you to visit.
Like many ancient civilisations, astronomy played a key role in all aspects of Incan life; from governing ceremonial occasions to agricultural activities. The Planetarium in Cusco offers amazing insights into Peruvian astronomy that will mean you will never look at the sky the same again…
A 10 minute stroll from Inkaterra La Casona - a colonial manor house in the heart of Cusco – the Planetarium is a must visit for travellers yearning to know more about the magical skies of Peru.
Talks on Incan astronomy and interactive workshops will teach visitors how to observe the skies and planetarium experts will explain how the architecture of Peru – particularly Machu Picchu, was intimately connected and aligned with the stars.
The Planetarium gardens boast some of the clearest skies in Peru, ideal for stargazing. Cosy up with a blanket, hot drink and telescope and gaze upon the Black Llama and other fascinating constellations, just as the Incas did thousands of years before you.
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