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25 Amazing Observatories: For the Star-Lovers

1. Paranal Observatory, Chile


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Chile has dozens of observatories. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), Paranal is open to visitors. So if you plan on visiting Chile, make a stop here. The Paranal telescopes allow astronomers to see details up to 25 times finer than they could with individual telescopes.