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Planetarium


A master class on our sky, constellations and stars, the same that inspired theories about their origin and why the the Nazca Lines were created. Science evenings and also lots of romance under the stars.






Above The Nazca Lines

First you will see the brightest constellations and stars of the Nazca and Ica sky. We will teach you the best way to recognize and locate the main shapes and stars. Then, come under our star simulator where you will observe the night sky of the ancient Andes civilization. After that, participate in a healthy discussion on the different interpretations about the origin, usefulness and meaning of the enigmatic Nazca Lines.

Schedule: Every night
Duration: 45 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish and French.


Beneath the Dunas Sky
 
You will meet the constellations that show under the sky of Las Dunas. You will learn the method to recognize the brightest stars of the Ica night. We will talk about the characteristics of stars, color, temperature, size and distance as well as the origin and death of these. We will also learn to guide ourselves by the Southern Cross.

*If the weather allows it we will take a look at the sky with our powerful telescopes.

Schedule: Every night
Duration: 45 minutes
Languages: Spanish.


Dunas Discovery

Special for school students who visit us: we have the ideal program, according to the years syllabus.

Astronomy Presentation:
You will meet the constellations that show in the sky of Las Dunas. You will learn the method to recognize the brightest stars of the Ica night. We will talk about the characteristics of stars, color, temperature, size and distance as well as the origin and death of these. We will also learn to guide ourselves by the Southern Cross. All this according to the requirements of the year's syllabus.
Every student takes a written test.

Duration: 45 minutes

Illussions Presentation:
We will enter the world of optical illusions through panels and slides. We will fool our brains watching every kind of graphics (stereographs, anaglyphics, impossible depictions, etc.). Finally we will see three-dimensional shapes in space with our special glasses.

Duration: 45 minutes
Starting Independence Day

Biology Presentation (Starting Septemper)
You will enter the interior of a cell, learn how it feeds and reproduces. Using microscopes we will observe and compare cells of both healthy and diseased organs, analyzing diseases such as AIDS, alcoholism, etc.
Every student takes a written test.

Duration: 30 minutes

Trips
On special dates or at our guests' request the Maria Reiche Planetarium can organize observational trips to the desert. For example: during Star Rains, Eclipses, Hidings, etc.)

The cost can vary depending on the number of people signed up for the trip.

Courses
The course Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysiscs will take place for anyone who wishes to be introduced into this science or for those who want to keep up to date with their teaching knowledge.

Schedule: Twice a year